James Kang Hoon Lee

Associate Professor of the History of Early Christianity

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; M.A., Catholic University of America; B.A., University of Notre Dame

Teaching Specialties

History of Christianity, early Christian spirituality and the Bible, the life and thought of Augustine, Christian mysticism, Eastern Christianity, ecclesiology, medieval theology & philosophy, Catholic literature & theology, monasticism, theological anthropology & soteriology

Research Interests

History of Christianity, Augustine, Origen, Latin and Greek patristics, ecclesiology, Biblical exegesis

Selected Publications

:: "Augustine's Sermons on the Old Testment." In The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Sermons. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

:: "Petrine Authority in the Ecclesiology of Leo the Great." Studia Patristica CXXXno. 27 (2021): 69-78.

:: "Ecclesiology." In Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, 2021.

:: "Patristic Ecclesiology in the Latin West." In T&T Clark Handbook of Ecclesiology. Edited by D. Stephen Long and Kimlyn J. Bender, 71-80. Bloomsbury, T&T Clark, 2020.

:: The Church in the Latin Fathers. Lanham: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2019.

:: "'One in the One Shepherd': St. Augustine and Pastoral Ministry." Heythrop Journal, May (2018): 1-13.

:: 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.

Professional Distinctions

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Award,Southern Methodist University; 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