Messiah - My Testimony to
by Bo Hi Pak
1. In Korea, family names are traditionally written first (Pak Bo Hi). Here, however, the Western style is used (Bo Hi Pak), except where the person's name is best known internationally in the Korean order (e.g., Kim II Sung, Park Chung Hee). Also, first names are sometimes hyphenated (Bo-Hi), but the non-hyphenated style was chosen for this book.
2. Written by Chou Hsing-szu sometime between 507 and 521 A.D. One excellent English-language edition is that edited by F.W. Paar, with calligraphy by Fong-Chih Lui, published by Frederick Ungar in 1963.
3. Oudol is a heating system using heat from the kitchen fire. Hot air and smoke are funneled through a flue under the floor of adjacent rooms to the far end of the house. In its modern form found in most Korean homes today, the system uses hot water or steam.
4. Heaven in traditional Korean usage means God, although not related to a specific religion. Its meaning also includes spiritual world and ancestors. In this book, the word "Heaven.' when capitalized means God, and lowercase "heaven" refers to the highest spiritual realm (as opposed to hell).
5. A plaque, often made of wood, inscribed with the name of the person who had died.
6. In Korean and Japanese, different pronouns are used to address persons of different station, to show respect and proper relationship.
7. The Japanese called World War II the Great East Asian War because of their ambition to he masters of East Asia.
8. It is common among Korean clans to have such a mythological tradition concerning the clan's founding ancestor.
9. The fourth king of the Yi Dynasty. He ruled 1418-1450.
10. These deal with relations between ruler and subject, parent and child, husband and wife, elder and junior siblings, and elder and junior friends.
1. This was the term used at that time to refer to the Pyongyang government and its representatives, including members of its armed forces.
1. This was a triangular piece of territory located along the 38th Parallel in the middle of the Korean peninsula. The towns of Cholwon. Geumhwa, and Pyong-gang marked the three points of the triangle.
1. The traditional costume for women that includes a short blouse tied across the front and a long skirt.
2. The four pillars are the year, month, date, and time of day of one's birth. Even today, it is common for a man to provide this information to the family of the prospective bride so that a numerologist can be consulted on the wisdom of the match.
1. This person's name has been changed to protect his privacy.
2. A text that circulated widely in Korea during the late Yi dynasty (1392-1904). It prophesied the fall of the Yi dynasty and the coming of a new age.
3. Bible quotes are from the Bible, Revised Standard Version, Zondervan Bible Publishers. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1. Professor Kim published a number of works. In particular, her book Unification Theology discusses the significance of Unification Principle in terms of its relationship with traditional Christian theologies.
1. P.S. Punderhurk, et al., "New Purity Education in the Age of AIDS" North, South, East, West National Coalition for Unification Movement. 1994
2. This is its name today. At the time it was Yeonhee University, and it was for men only.
3. A collection of testimonies and media articles pertaining to the Ehwa and Yonsei University incident, Reverend Moon's arrest, and other instances of persecution against the early Unification Church has been published in Japan under die title Puzcuz no Gotha ( The Scene of Suffering).
1. The same location today has the address of Sangsa Ri, Dukeon Myun, Jungju Gun, North Pyongan Province.
2. In keeping with Korean tradition, she did not change her name after marriage.
3. © Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity.
1. Time magazine, March 13, 1978.
2. The full text of Reverend Moon's message is available in Day of Hope in Review, part 3, vol. 1, 1976-1981.
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