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Church History

교회사1 Jung-Sook Lee, PhD|Professor of Church History
Before joining Torch Trinity, Dr. Lee taught at Princeton Theological Seminary, Grace College and Seminary, and New Brunswick Theological Seminary in the U.S. and the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Academy of Korean Studies, Ewha Womans University, and Seoul Women's University in Korea. As an ordained minister, she also served in several Korean churches in America. Therefore, when Dr. Lee joined Torch Trinity as the first full-time Church History professor in 2002, she brought her rich experience as a teacher and pastor to the Torch Trinity community. She received her BA in Sociology at Ewha Womans University where she first felt the call to become a missionary. Dr. Lee pursued theological studies at Asia United Theological University (MDiv), then at Drew University and Princeton Theological Seminary in the U.S. She received her PhD in Church History under Professors Jane D. Douglass and Elsie A. McKee at Princeton Theological Seminary. Although John Calvin's reform in Geneva is her major interest in terms of research and publications, she has also written about the history of Christian art after her postdoctoral program at the Academy of Korean Studies with a research grant from Korea Research Fellowship. Currently Dr. Lee serves as a praesidium member for the International Congress for Calvin Research, a board member for the Asia Theological Association, and treasurer for the Korea Association of Accredited Theological Schools. She is married with two children.
교회사2 Jeongmo Yoo, PhD|Assistant Professor of Chruch History
Dr. Jeongmo Yoo joined Torch Trinity as a full-time faculty member in 2016. After graduating from Kyunghee University (Seoul, Korea) with a bachelor of arts in English literature and language, and Korea Baptist Theological University (Daejeon, Korea) with a master of divinity, he went to the United States, where he studied church history/historical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI, USA). He received both ThM and PhD degrees from Calvin Theological Seminary under the supervision of Dr. Richard A. Muller. Afterwards, Dr. Yoo worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Andrew Fuller Center at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY, USA). Before coming to Torch Trinity, he worked as a research fellow in the Institute for Baptist Theology at Korea Baptist Theological University and taught church history classes at diverse schools. Dr. Yoo’s primary research area is modern church history. In particular, his research interests are in Puritanism, Reformed orthodoxy, Pietism, revival movements, Korean church history, and Asian church history. Dr. Yoo’s scholarly writings include John Edwards (1637-1716) on Human Free Choice and Divine Necessity: The Debate on the Relation between Divine Necessity and Human Freedom in Late Seventeenth-Century and Early Eighteenth-Century England (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013). As an ordained pastor, Dr. Yoo has also worked in various ministerial settings. He is married with two children.