Yung Suk Kim

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Yung Suk Kim
Born Daegu, South Korea
Nationality Korean-American
Occupation Biblical scholar and author
Academic background
Education Kyungpook National University, McCormick Theological Seminary
Alma mater Vanderbilt University (PhD)
Thesis  (2006)
Academic work
Discipline Biblical studies
Institutions Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Virginia Union University

Yung Suk Kim is a Korean-American biblical scholar and author. Kim is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University in Richmond. He studied in Korean and American schools. Kim holds the following degrees: a PhD degree in the area of New Testament studies from Vanderbilt University (2006), an M.Div from McCormick Theological Seminary (1999), and a B.A from Kyungpook National University (1985). Kim is editor of a new online peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Bible and Human Transformation in which intersections of the Bible and human transformation are explored.[1] He is also a new editor of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion since Nov. 2014.[2]


Kim grew up in a farming village in Kyungsan, Kyungbuk of South Korea. He finished elementary school, middle school and high school in his hometown. Kim majored at economics at Kyungpook National University. Kim had a mandatory military service as a member of the KATUSA at a U.S military base in Korea. After graduation from college, Kim worked at the LG Electronics headquarter and in foreign branches such as in Panama (Republic of Panama) and Miami, FL. He went to Chicago to attend for an M.Div degree. Kim focused on Paul's letters in his doctoral work and defended his dissertation titled SOMA CHRISTOU: DE(RE)CONSTRUCTION in 2006.



Edited books[edit]

  • ———; Kim, Jin-Ho, eds. (2013). Reading Minjung theology in the twenty-first century : selected writings by Ahn Byung-Mu and modern critical responses. Eugene, OR: Pickwick. ISBN 978-1-610-97817-0. OCLC 858964624. 
  • ———, ed. (2013). 1 and 2 Corinthians. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress. ISBN 978-0-800-69935-2. OCLC 798615966. 


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