James Kang Hoon Lee

Associate Professor of the History of Early Christianity
Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program

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



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 Christian spirituality and the Bible, theology of Augustine, Christian mysticism, Eastern Christianity, ecclesiology, monasticism, early Christian views of the human person and salvation

Research Interests

Augustine, Latin and Greek patristics, ecclesiology, Biblical exegesis

Selected Publications

:: The Church in the Latin Fathers (forthcoming, Fortress Press)

:: 'One in the One Shepherd': St. Augustine and Pastoral Ministry, Heythrop Journal, forthcoming

:: 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 XCI, no. 17 (2017): 189-206

:: 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

University Research Council Grant, Southern Methodist University; Sam Taylor Fellowship, United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education; Wabash Center for Teaching & Learning in Theology Summer Grant and Workshop Participant; Perkins Scholarly Outreach Award; President, Korean American Catholic Theological Society; Advisory Council Member, McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame; 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