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Seyoon Kim

Senior Professor of New Testament

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

BA, Seoul National University
BD, Asian Center for Theological Studies
PhD, University of Manchester

Courses Taught

NE506: New Testament Exegesis: 1 Thessalonians
NS512: Jesus and the Kingdom of God
NS531: Pauline Theology
NS539: Early Christologies
NT843/NS543: Jesus and Paul
NT866/566: Critical Issues in the Study of Paul
NE506: NT Exegesis: 1 Corinthians
NT745: Biblical Theology of the NT for Pastors I
NT746: Biblical Theology of the NT for Pastors II

Areas of Expertise

New Testament Christology, justification, Jesus studies, Pauline studies, Jesus and Paul

“It is rewarding to me to do scholarly research and writing on biblical studies in a faith-affirming environment, and to teach students from various countries who can bring theological and spiritual renewal to their evangelical churches.”


Dr. Kim, reflecting on the seminary experience.


Since joining the Fuller faculty in 1995, Seyoon Kim has served as professor of New Testament and, until 2012, director of the Korean DMin program. A New Testament scholar, he has lectured at various Korean, American, and European universities and seminaries.

Dr. Kim’s considerable list of books and articles includes Justification and God’s Kingdom (2018), Paul’s Gospel for the Thessalonians and Others: Essays on 1 & 2 Thessalonians and Other Pauline Epistles (2022), The Gospel of the Kingdom of God in the OT and NT (coauthored with Hae-Kwon Kim and Hyun-Koo Chung, 2013), How Are We to Read the New Testament? (2008), Christ and Caesar: The Gospel and the Roman Empire in the Writings of Paul and Luke (2008), First Corinthians Expounded (2007), The Gospel of John Expounded (2004), Philippians Expounded (2004), Women Created and Redeemed by God (2004), What is the Gospel? (2003), Paul and the New Perspective: Second Thoughts on the Origin of Paul’s Gospel (2002), and The Lord’s Prayer Expounded (2000). His two earlier books, The Origin of Paul’s Gospel (1981, 1982, 1984) and “The ‘Son of Man’” as the Son of God (1983, 1985), have been reissued (2007 and 2011, respectively). He has also written a commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians for the Word Biblical Commentary Series (2023). Kim was voted the most influential Korean theologian in an opinion poll conducted among Korean pastors by the Korean national daily newspaper Dong-A Ilbo.

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