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James Kang Hoon Lee (Jim Lee), Assistant Professor of the History of Early Christianity, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University (SMU)

James Kang Hoon Lee

Assistant Professor of the History of Early Christianity



Ph.D., University of Notre Dame,2012; M.A., Catholic University of America, 2006; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2004

Teaching Specialties

History of Christianity, early Christianity, patristic anthropology and soteriology, patristic exegesis, Augustine, Origen, the Cappadocians, patristic ecclesiology, monasticism

Research Interests

Augustine, Latin patristics, ecclesiology, Biblical exegesis, Origen

Selected Publications

:: Augustine and the Mystery of the Church (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017); 

:: “The Church and the Holy Spirit: Ecclesiology and Pneumatology in Tertullian, Cyprian, and Augustine,” Studia Patristica LXXXIX (2017);

:: “Babylon Becomes Jerusalem: The Transformation of the Two Cities in Augustine’s Enarrationes in Psalmos,” Augustinian Studies 47: 2 (2016): 157-80; 

:: “The Family of God: Resurrection and Eternal Life in Korean Catholicism and the Western Tradition,” in Embracing our Inheritance: Jubilee Reflections on Korean American Catholics (1966-2016), eds. Simon C. Kim and Francis Kim (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016); 

:: “The Church as Mystery in the Theology of St. Augustine.” Studia Patristica LXX, no. 18 (2013): 381-399.

Professional Distinctions

Kaneb Center Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Notre Dame; Professional Development Grant, Graduate School, University of Notre Dame; Johanness Quasten Scholarship, Catholic University of America