Esther Chung-Kim, Ph.D.

A professor of Religious Studies who specializes in the History of World Christianity, especially Reformation and Early Modern Europe. Also teaches FHS-Poverty, Wealth and Social Change and History of Christianity and Politics in East Asia.

Areas of Expertise

Christianity, European History, Economic Justice, Reformation

Selected Research and Publications

  • BOOKS: Inventing Authority: The Use of the Church Fathers in Reformation Debates over the Eucharist (March 2011).
  • Reformation Commentary on Scripture: Acts (forthcoming February 2014)
  • ARTICLES: "The Lord's Supper," 2011; "Use of Wealth in the Christian Life: John Calvin's Biblical Interpretation," 2009; "Use of the Fathers in the Eucharistic Debates between John Calvin and Joachim Westphal," 2009.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • *Wabash Teaching and Learning Fellowship for Pre-Tenure Faculty, *Research Exchange Fellowship, Eberhards-Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany, *Phi Beta Kappa.

Esther Chung-Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: B.A. Drew University, M.Div. Princeton, Ph.D. Duke University
Department: Religious Studies
Office Hours:
  Monday, 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Phone: (909) 607-3880
Fax: (909) 621-8419
Address: Kravis Center 270
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