So, in my world travels with missionaries, it seems like a missionary, if he/she doesn't come from North America, is next most likely to come from Korea*. In seminary, the proportion of Anglos & Koreans way beat out any other group. And, in my neck of the woods (Northern Virginia, just outside Washington DC), it seems like there are Korean churches all over the place.
This all stems from the fact that South Korea has a huge Christian population.
My question is, why?
What is it about the history, culture, economy, whatever of (presumably South) Korea that has made it so receptive to the Gospel? I know that Catholic missionaries were there in the 1600s, but they've been a lot of places. What (other than "the Holy Spirit") accounts for the tremendous receptivity and growth?
Along these lines, I'm curious
a. If there is any particular denominational emphasis (it seems like a fair number Presbyterians, but I don't know that)
b. If it is confined to South Korea or if the communist North has experienced similiar things and
c. What the underlying causes are for this growth...
*Note: Totally unscientific claim. Just my experiences in Europe & Central Asia.