S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Religious Studies (종교학과) 종교학연구(Journal of Religious Studies) 종교학연구(Journal of Religious Studies) 37집(2019)
Study of the Song of Gung-Eul(弓乙)
- Issue Date
- 종교학연구, Vol.37, pp. 121-144
- 궁을가(弓乙歌); 정렴; 정북창; 예언가사; 용호대사궁을가; The Song of Gung-Eul(弓乙); Jeong Book-chang(鄭北窓); song of prophecy; Gaebyeok(開闢, Great Opening); Korean New Religion
- The Song of Gung-Eul(弓乙), which is said to have been written by Jeong Book-chang(鄭北窓), is a song of prophecy that tells the people how to escape from the tribulation that will come. This song actively gives moral meaning to these Gung-Gung(弓弓) and Eul-Eul(乙乙) and presents them as a way to save lives when the world is in trouble.
This was accepted as an attractive element for the new religions of the Korean modern period that emphasized the Gaebyeok(開闢, Great Opening).
They used Gung-Eul(弓乙) as a keyword to emphasize morality, and tried to put the doctrinal meaning in the Song of Gung-Eul. In this article, several versions of the Song of Gung-Eul were presented, and the types were classified. And this paper presented the prophetic and moral teachings of the Song of Gung-Eul.