Esther Chung-Kim, Ph.D.

A professor of Religious Studies who specializes in the History of World Christianity, especially Reformation and Early Modern Europe. Her research examines the development of religious traditions, and impact of religion on culture, politics and economics in the early modern era. She also teaches the annual seminar on Poverty, Wealth and Social Change.

Areas of Expertise

Christianity, European History, Economic Justice, Reformation

Selected Research and Publications

  • Reformation Commentary on Scripture: Acts (February 2014)
  • Inventing Authority: The Use of the Church Fathers in Reformation Debates over the Eucharist (March 2011).
  • ARTICLES: "Use of Wealth in the Christian Life: John Calvin's Biblical Interpretation," 2009; "The Lord's Supper," 2011; "Use of the Fathers in the Eucharistic Debates between John Calvin and Joachim Westphal," 2009.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • *Duke Scholars on Leadership Education *Dean's Summer Faculty Fellowship *Wesley Summer Seminar Fellowship, Duke University *Research Exchange Fellowship, Eberhards-Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany *Phi Beta Kappa *Wabash Teaching and Lear

Esther Chung-Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Education: B.A. Drew University, M.Div. Princeton, Ph.D. Duke University
Department: Religious Studies
Office Hours:
  Thursday, 02:30PM - 04:30PM
Phone: (909) 607-3880
Fax: (909) 621-8419
Address: Kravis Center 270
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