G. Sujin Pak

Dean of the School of Theology, Professor of the History of Christianity

Dr. G. Sujin Pak is an expert in the history of Christianity with a focus on the early modern period, the Protestant Reformation, and the history of biblical interpretation. She has taught courses on the history of Christianity, the Protestant reformers, the history of biblical interpretation, and medieval female mystics. Through her several major publications, lectures, and invited presentations, she has made a significant impact on her field. As a teacher, Dr. Pak encourages her students to master not only a variety of perspectives, but also the social contexts whence those perspectives emerged. She prizes diversity in her teaching, as well as in her scholarship.

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The Reformation of Prophecy: Early Modern Interpretations of the Prophet & Old Testament Prophecy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates on the Messianic Psalms. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

“Calvin’s Visual Exegesis of Old Testament Prophecy: Figural Reading and the Sacramental Character of Scripture,” International Journal of Systematic Theology. 6 September 2022. Access at

“John Wesley and the Protestant Reformers on Scripture” in Thy Grace Restore, Thy Work Revive: Revival, Reform, and Revolution in Global Methodism: Essays from the 14th Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, edited by Sarah Heaner Lancaster. Nashville, TN: Wesley’s Foundery Books, 2022. Pp. 16-29.

“Katharina Schutz Zell and Argula von Grumbach as Biblical Interpreters,” in Women Reformers of Early Modern Europe: Profiles, Texts, & Contexts, edited by Kirsi Stjerna. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2022. Pp. 243-54.

“The Protestant Reformers and the Analogia Fidei,” in The Medieval Luther, edited by Christine Helmer. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020. Pp. 227-45.

“Calvin and Mysticism” in Protestants and Mysticism in Reformation Europe, edited by Ronald K. Rittgers and Vincent Evener. Leiden: Brill, 2019. Pp. 179-99.

“The Protestant Reformers and the Jews: Excavating the Contexts, Unearthing the Logic,” Religions 8(4), 72 (2017). Access at

“Three Early Female Protestant Reformers’ Appropriation of Prophecy as Interpretation of Scripture,” Church History 84.1 (2015): 90-123.

“Rethinking Prophecy: The Functions of Prophecy in the Writings of Argula von Grumbach and Martin Luther,” Reformation and Renaissance Review 14.2 (2012): 151–69.

“Contributions of Commentaries on the Minor Prophets to the Formation of Distinctive Lutheran and Reformed Confessional Identities,” Church History & Religious Culture 92.2 (2012): 237–60.

“A Break with Anti-Judaic Exegesis: John Calvin and the Unity of the Testaments,” Calvin Theological Journal46.1 (2011): 7–28.

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