All Publications


Reading Jesus' Parables with Dao De Jing. Appendix: A New Translation of the Dao De Jing. Eugene, OR: Resource Pub, 2018 forthcoming.

Toward Decentering the New Testament: A Reintroduction. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2018 forthcoming (co-authored with Mitzi J. Smith).

Preaching the New Testament Again: Faith, Freedom, and Transformation. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018 forthcoming.

Jesus’s Truth: Life in Parables. Eugene, OR: Resource Pubs, 2018.

Messiah in Weakness: A Portrait of Jesus from the Perspective of the Dispossessed. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2016.

Resurrecting Jesus: The Renewal of New Testament Theology. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2015.

Truth, Testimony, and Transformation: A New Reading of the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2014.

Question Mark to the Bible: A Culture-Critical Reading of the Bible and Today. Korean edition. Seoul, Korea: Dong-Yeon Press, 2014.

Biblical Interpretation: Theory, Process, and Criteria. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013.

A Transformative Reading of the Bible: Explorations of Holistic Human Transformation. Cascade Books, 2013.

1 and 2 Corinthians (Texts @ Contexts). Edited by Yung Suk Kim. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013.

Reading Minjung Theology in the Twenty-first Century: Selected Writings by Ahn Byung-Mu and Modern Critical Responses. Edited by Kim, Yung Suk and Jin-ho Kim. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013 [also translated into Korean and published by Samin Books in Korea, 2013].

A Theological Introduction to Paul’s Letters: Exploring a Threefold Theology of Paul. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011 [also translated into Korean and published by Samin Books in Korea, 2015].

Christ’s Body in Corinth: The Politics of a Metaphor (Paul in Critical Contexts). Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008.

“Justice matters, but which justice?: The case of Jesus’s parables.”  In Progress.

“Between Text and Sermon: Hebrews 11:8–16," Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, 72.2 (2018) 204-206. Abstract

“Rereading the parable of the father and two sons in Luke 15:11-32: Exploring a model of reconciliation,” Journal of Bible and Human Transformation, Vol. 6, Iss. 1 (Nov. 2016).

"What It Means to Be the Next Editor of JRER: Diversity, Solidarity, and Balance," JRER Vol. 6, Issue 2 (April 2015).

“Reclaiming Christ’s Body (soma christou): Embodiment of God’s Gospel in Paul’s Letters,” Interpretation 67.1 (2013): 20-29.

““Imitators” (Mimetai) in 1 Cor. 4:16 and 11:1: A New Reading of Threefold Embodiment,” Horizons in Biblical Theology 33.2 (2011) 147-170.

"Rationale and Proposal for the Journal of Bible and Human Transformation," JBHT Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Nov. 2011).

"Teaching the Bible in a Different Culture." Teaching Theology in a Global and Transnational World, 2011.

“Korea, South, Christianity in.” In Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, edited by Daniel Patte, 696-97. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

“The Story of Hannah (1 Sam 1:1 – 2:11) from a Perspective of Han: The Three-phase Transformative Process,” The Bible and Critical Theory 4.2 (2008).

“Jesus' Death in Context,” The Living Pulpit vol. 16 no. 2 (2007).

Lex Talionis in Exod 21:22-25: Its Origin and Context,” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures vol. 6 article 3 (2006). Also in Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures III edited by Ehud Ben Zvi (Gorgias Press, 2007), 99-112.

“A Lesson from Studies of Source Criticism: Contradicting Stories and Humble Diversity in Creation Stories (Gen 1-2),” The SBL Forum vol. 5 no. 9 (2007).

“‘In Christ’ as a Hermeneutical Key for Diversity,” Journal of Biblical Studies vol. 6.1 (2006) 34-54.

Book Reviews
Review of Meredith Warren, My Flesh is Meat Indeed: A Nonsacramental Reading of John 6:51-58 (Fortress, 2015), Biblical Interpretation 25.1 (2017) 132-133.

Review of E.P. Sanders, Paul: The Apostle’s Life, Letters, and Thought (Fortress, 2015), Significant Topics of the Bible and Theology, April 2016 (

Review of R.S. Sugirtharajah, The Bible and Asia (Harvard University Press, 2013), Interpretation 69.4 (2015): 496-497.

Review of Dale Patrick, Redeeming Judgment (Cascade Books, 2012), Interpretation 68.3 (2014): 329.

Review of Adrian Long, Paul and Human Rights: A Dialogue with the Father of the Corinthian Community (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009), Biblical Interpretation 20 (2012) 361-362.

Review of Tat-Siong Benny Liew, What is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? (University of Hawaii Press, 2008), Interpretation 64.1 (2010): 107.

Review of Brian Blount, Revelation: A Commentary (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2009), Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion, April 2010.

Review of Pamela Eisenbaum, Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle (New York: HarperOne, 2009), Review of Biblical Literature 2010.

Review of Marsha Rossiter and M. Clark, Narrative and the Practice of Adult Education" (Florida: Krieger, 2007), Teaching Theology and Religion 12.3 (2009): 294-295.

Review of Francis Watson, Paul, Judaism, and the Gentiles (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2007), Horizons in Biblical Theology 31.1 (2009): 95-96.

Review of Seyoon Kim, Christ and Caesar (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2008), Catholic Biblical Quarterly 71.3 (2009): 648-49.

Scholarly Presentations

"Reading the Parable of the Father and Two Sons in Luke 15:11-32 From a Perspective of Divided Korea: Seeking a Model of Reconciliation," SBL Annual Meeting 2014, San Diego, CA.

“A Transformative Reading of Scripture: Explorations of Holistic Human Transformation,” at the Daniel Patte Retirement Symposium, Vanderbilt University, 2013.

“Identity of Jesus and the Johannine Community: Focusing on ‘Do You love me?’ (John 21:9-17),” Mid-Atlantic Region of SBL Annual Meeting, March 2007.

“Exploring Theological Themes of Three Figurative Body Discourses in 1 Corinthians,” SBL Annual Meeting, Nov. 2007.

 “Rereading Basileia and Dikaiosyne from a Communal Perspective in a Korean and African-American Context (Mt 6:25-34),” SBL Annual Meeting, Nov. 2007.

“In Christ’ as a Hermeneutical Key for Diversity,” SBL Annual Meeting, Nov. 2004.

“Matthew's Holy City (4:5; 27:53),” Southeastern Region of SBL Annual Meeting, March 2003.

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