About me

7th book forthcoming 2016

Messiah in Weakness

A Portrait of Jesus from the Perspective of the Dispossessed

Exploring Jesus’ experience, interpretation, and enactment of weakness, understanding weakness as both human condition and virtue, Kim offers a new portrait of Jesus who is weak and strong, and empowered to bring God’s rule, replete with mercy, in the here and now.

"The importance of Pauline prepositions"

Famous Quotes

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. But that might just be me being stupid."
Albert Einstein

“Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

most recent book (2015)

A Theological Introduction to Paul's Letters was translated into Korean

my first book (2008)

"Although much has been written on the Pauline notion of 'the body of Christ,' this contribution by Presbyterian scholar Kim offers a thoughtful and provocative insight worth considering."
–Donald Senior, The Bible Today

"I do think the body image is about inclusive egalitarianism in the new life in Christ, and not about sharp social boundaries."
–Marcus Borg

"I described your book and said that metaphor meant a lot more than just unity. People had never heard the idea before. I hope it revolutionizes our thinking!"
Neil Elliott

H.B Questions

Early Jewish Writings

Early Christian Writings

New Testament Resources

Biblical Hebrew

Biblical Greek

Greek Verb Chart


a bird's-eye view of my publications

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