Brother Anthony Teague of Taize

Brother Anthony Teague of Taize was born in Truro (Cornwall, U. K.) in 1942. He studied Medieval and Modern Languages at The Queen's College, in the University of Oxford, from 1960 until 1969.

Brother Anthony joined the Community of Taize (France) in 1969. He made Life Commitment in the Community at Easter 1974, and lived in the Philippines 1977-80. Taize is the name of a small village not far from Macon and Cluny in eastern France. Since 1940 it has been home to an ecumenical monastic community of brothers known as the Community of Taize. Taize has become well-known in recent decades for hosting meetings where young adults from all over the world pray and share together. The Community's main concern is to promote reconciliation and trust. Here is a glimpse of Taize.

Brother Anthony came to Korea in May 1980, invited by Cardinal Kim. He lives in Seoul with other Brothers from Taize. He began to teach in Sogang University in September 1980. In 1985 he became a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, teaching medieval and Renaissance English literature and culture, and served as Department Chairman 1992-1994.

Brother Anthony written a number of books and articles about English literature, and translated works of modern Korean literature. He was president of the Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Association of Korea 1998-2000, and was in charge of the British & American Cultures Major from July 2000, and Chair of the English Department from May 2001 until July 2003.

In 1994 Brother Anthony was naturalized as a Korean citizen, with the Korean name An Sonjae.

Brother Anthony was named Emeritus Professor on reaching retirement on March 1, 2007, though most activities continue as before.


Brother Anthony reads selections of Korean poetry at The Chicago Temple on October 27, via Google Talk. Dr. Kyeong-Hee Choi is reading the poems in Korean during this event.