"Suh has succeeded in crafting the story of a single Korean-American Buddhist temple (Sa Chal in Los Angeles) and drawing an engaging portrait of Buddhism lived 'on the ground' as a path to self-identity by Korean Americans..This is an important book for those interested in seeing the immediate social implications of religious practice for a community under pressure."―Multicultural Review
"This book provides excellent insight into the personal practices and beliefs of a group of parishioners in a Korean temple in North America with lucidity, compassion, and objectivity. Encompassing the disciplines of sociology with Buddhist studies and Asian American studies, Suh has written a book that will be of value and interest to a variety of scholars and readers."―The Journal of Religion --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"Being Buddhist in a Christian World demonstrates how the story of a particular temple is linked to issues of gender, ethnicity, and identity―-all key themes in American religion, especially for immigrants to the United States. This will quickly become a standard work in several fields, including religious studies, Asian American studies, ethnic studies, American studies, and gender studies."―David K. Yoo, Claremont McKenna College --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.