Young Kim, Assistant Professor,
History and Classics
Research and professional interests
Prof. Kim is interested in all things related to the ancient Mediterranean world, especially the history of Late Antiquity and Patristic studies. His current research focuses on the life and work of Epiphanius of Cyprus, a bishop active in ecclesiastical politics and theological controversies during the late fourth century.
Prof. Kim is currently working on two book projects. The first is a translation of Epiphanius' Ancoratus, a treatise defending the Trinity, and the second is a monograph study of Epiphanius based on his most important work, the Panarion. He recently presented the paper “The Pastoral Care of Epiphanius of Cyprus” at the Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies in Oxford, England, and this May he will present a paper entitled "'You Are Also Creatures of God': Toward a Pro-Nicene Political Theory" at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society.
Prof. Kim has been awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. He and his family will move to Nicosia, Cyprus, where he be conducting research and writing his monograph. Read more.
Life outside of Calvin College
Young Kim loves spending time with his wife, Betty, and their sons, Ewan and Rhys.
Prof. Kim teaches Latin and Greek regularly in the Classics department, and he has also taught church history at Calvin Seminary.
See a partial list of Young Kim's publications.