Jan. 29, 2020 CKS Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Heather Mellquist Lehto’s Talk

How Korean Megachurches Have Changed the World -- and Why You May Not Know about It


Wednesday, January 29, 2020
4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
The Center for Korean Studies
Conference Room
1881 East-West Road
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa


South Korea contains many of the largest megachurches in the world. Yet even within these Korean churches, there is the impression that Korean churches primarily emulate American megachurches.

Dr. Mellquist Lehto will outline ways in which Korean megachurches have shaped Christianity around the globe, demonstrating that even the most famous American megachurches have followed the example of South Korean megachurches.


Dr. Heather Mellquist Lehto is a cultural anthropologist who studies technology, religion, and social relations in South Korea
and the United States. Dr. Mellquist Lehto is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at
the Center for Korean Studies. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and a Master's in Religious Studies from Harvard


Center for Korean Studies events are free and open to all. For further information, including information regarding access for the handicapped. Telephone for Center for Korean Studies at (808) 956-7041. This event is supported by the Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005). The University of Hawai’i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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