The Korean Peninsula-US Relations from the Perspective of Isaiah’s Peace Discourse
- Hye Kyung Park
- Madang: Journal of Contextual Theology
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 3 - 45 (43 pages)
New geopolitical order in East Asia challenges the relations between the Korean Peninsula and the U.S.A. After testing the nuclear and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), North Korea Chairman Kim Jong-un could meet U.S. President Donald Trump three times up until October 3, 2019 in Singapore, Vietnam, and at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Meanwhile, South Korea President Moon Jae-in made three Inter-Korea Summits with Kim in 2018. President Trump even visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone on June 30, 2019, and met Kim along with South Korea President Moon Jae-In. One can recognize the diplomatic thaw between the U.S. and North Korea. Christians should seriously interpret the politics and diplomatic new order in the Korean Peninsula. This paper analyzes the dynamic characteristics around the Korean Peninsula regarding denuclearization and deimperialization. I suggest that Isaiah’s historical situation under the empires was not different from the diplomatic dynamics of the Korean Peninsula. This study urges Christians’ transformation in current geopolitical phenomena in East-Asia from the perspective of Isaiah’s peace discourse. I will bring up the issues of denuclearization for world peace and imperialist metanarrative in the world. This paper will interpret Isaiah’s ultimate peace, justice, independent discourse by reading Isaiah 2, 5- 12, and 36-39. In addition, it invites Christian’s transformation throughout Isaiah’s prophecy.
2. Denuclearization for World Peace or Power Collection?
3. The Imperialistic Metanarrative12: Make America Great Again
4. Isaiah and Summit Statements