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Book Launch of David Kim-Cragg’s “Water from Dragon’s Well: The History of a Korean-Canadian Church Relationship”

October 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us for the launch of David Kim-Cragg’s book, Water from Dragon’s Well: The History of a Korean-Canadian Church Relationship (2022, McGill-Queen’s University Press), on Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m. EDT. The launch is online and free. Kim-Cragg Emm 9T9 is both a sessional lecturer at Emmanuel College and minister at St. Matthew’s United Church in Richmond Hill.

Kim-Cragg will be joined by Phyllis D. Airhart (professor emerita, Emmanuel College), Dr. Keith Carlson (Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous and Community-Engaged History and director of the Peace and Reconciliation Centre, University of the Fraser Valley) and Kang-hee Han (sessional lecturer of Christian history, Hanshin University) for a conversation about his book.

About the Book

A Canadian-built mission house in the heart of Seoul became the heart of the emerging South Korean democratization movement, while a Korean minister rose to serve as the spiritual leader of Canada’s largest Protestant denomination. The century-long Korean-Canadian church relationship has had a lasting influence on Korean society and on the culture and mission of The United Church of Canada, helping to crack the colonial foundations of Canadian Protestantism.

Water from Dragon’s Well explores the connection between the Korean Christian community and the Canadian church and its missionaries from the 1890s to the present.


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