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Sung Wook Chung, DPhil

Sung Wook Chung, DPhil

Professor of Christian Theology; Director of Korean Initiative

Professor of Christian Theology; Director of Korean Initiative

Dr. Sung Wook Chung joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 2005 and serves as Professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Korean Initiative. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Evangelical Theological Society, Calvin Studies Society, Society of Biblical Literature, and the Karl Barth Society of North America. He also serves Kurios International, a global missional organization, as president and chair of the board.

Dr. Chung earned a DPhil from the University of Oxford and an MDiv from Harvard University. He also earned a BA from Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea, and Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, USA. Dr. Chung served in the Bible and religion department at King College, Bristol, TN from 2000–2005. While working as a professor of theology, he also served the Tri-City Korean Church as pastor.

He has published numerous articles and books, both in English and Korean. He has authored Admiration and Challenge: Karl Barth’s Theological Relationship with John Calvin, and edited Alister McGrath and Evangelical Theology: A Dynamic EngagementChrist the One and Only: A Global Affirmation of the Uniqueness of Jesus ChristKarl Barth and Evangelical Theology: Convergences and Divergences, A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to “Left Behind” Eschatology (co-editor), John Calvin and Evangelical Theology: Legacy and Prospect, Jürgen Moltmann and Evangelical Theology: A Critical Engagement, Essays in the Majority World Theology (co-editor forthcoming) and Christian Theology in Korea: An Introduction (forthcoming). 

Dr. Chung has also contributed to Evangelical Theological Method: Five Views (forthcoming), Vital Faith BibleDictionary of Everyday Theology and Culture, The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology, and Global Dictionary of Theology. He also authored in KoreanSystematic Theology Made Easy (translated into Indonesian), Christian Apologetics Made Easy, The Cross Theology and Spirituality, The Key Words of the Reformation, Trinitarian Theology and Spirituality, A Theological Dialogue with John Calvin, Apostles’ Creed for Group Study Bible, and Three Doctors’ Dialogue on Theology, Science, and Literature. He also translated the works of Paul Tillich’s The Theology of Peace, Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections and Concert of Prayer, Michael John Cusick’s Surfing for God (co-translator) and Alister E. McGrath’s Evangelicalism and the Future of Christianity into Korean. He is a frequent conference and seminar speaker.

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