이성봉의 부흥운동에 관한 연구
(A) Study on Revival Movement by Rev. Sung Bong Lee
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The dissertation explores characters and influences of revival movement led by Rev. Sung Bong Lee, who contributed to the growth of Korean church in various ways. Considering the significance of the issue, and given the impacts of the revival upon the Korean church, there are surprisingly few studies on his life and work as evangelist.The study depends heavily upon two sources: his own biography and 'Hwal-chon [Spring Water],' a monthly journal of Korean Evangelical Holiness Church. Former studies, though rare, do not cite or analyze the above-mentioned original sources. The significance of this dissertation lies upon the treatment of these materials. Occasional revival movements became a one of major factors for the rapid growth of Korean Church. In the beginning part, the study describes influences of early revivals such as Wonsan Revival and Pyongyang Great Awakening. These two movements became spiritual background for Lee's family. Pastor Lee entered into Kyongsung Bible School that laterfostered the growth of Evangelical Holiness Church of Oriental Mission. Lee took Lee Myongjik as his spiritual mentor and involved with the team called 'Tent Evangelical Troop.' The study also focuses upon his conversion and calling experience as revivalist. He was the man of the Holy Spirit. He claimed that his life had been changed by the voice of the Holy Spirit. Even though he preferred to local ministry as a common pastor, he should follow inner voice that commanded him to become itinerant preacher. He owned clear conscience and became a model pastor for his contemporary. The study divides the revivalist's life into three periods. The first period is from 1937 to 1939, during which he became renowned revivalist. After his first revival meeting at Sinsujung Church, 1937, Lee preached at more than 68 churches. During his second period of 1945-1955, he dedicated himself to reestablish the deconstructed Holiness Church due to Korean War. He organized 'Special Forces,' a committed group for evangelical mission. During his later life, heserved Suwon church as senior pastor. Finally, the study discusses theology and belief in Sung Bong Lee. His faith was experiential, bible-centered, and spiritual. Lee's ideason Salvation, Eschatology, Healing, the Church were also included in the dissertation.