First generation Minjung theologians frequently claimed that certain key notions of their doing theology like minjung or han could not be translated because they are particularly Korean. Honoring this language mysticism around things Korean, I have chosen four Korean terms – iyagi, juche, salim and madang – that are significant for Minjung Theology, as signposts along which I will explore the legacy of the last two recently departed representatives of the first generation, Kim Yong-Bock (1938-2022) and David Kwang-Sun Suh (1931-2022) and try to map out some future perspectives.
Ⅰ. Iyagi – A theology of story-telling
Ⅱ. Juche – A Theology of subjects
Ⅲ. Salim – A theology of life
Ⅳ. Madang – A theology of space