Associate 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 teaches Latin and Greek regularly in the Classics department and is currently serving as Chair of that department. He has also taught church history at Calvin Seminary.
Prof. Kim has recently worked on two book projects. The first is an introduction to and translation of Epiphanius' Ancoratus, a treatise defending the Trinity. The book is part of the Fathers of the Church series, and was published by the Catholic University of America Press in April 2014. The second book is a monograph study on the life and work of Epiphanius, and Prof. Kim spent the 2012-2013 academic year living in Nicosia, Cyprus as a Fulbright scholar to complete this project. It is under contract with the University of Michigan Press.
Prof. Kim recently has lectured and presented at conferences in Cyprus, Spain, Canada, and Israel.
Life outside of Calvin College
Young Kim loves spending time with his wife and two sons.
See a partial list of Young Kim's publications.
Read Young Kim's posts on Historical Horizons, the history department blog.