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Prof dr Yong-Bock Kim

Prof dr Yong-Bock Kim
Asia Pacific Graduate School for Integral Study of Life, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Korea

Yong-Bock Kim is President of the Asia Pacific Graduate School for the Study of Life, Seoul, Korea and Editor of Madang, Journal of Contextual Theology in Northeast Asia. He received a BA in Philosophy (1961) at the Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; a M.Div at Princeton Theological Seminary (1966) and a Ph.D from the Princeton Theological Seminary (1969). The title of his dissertation is, Historical Transformation, Peopleís Movement, and Christian Koinonia. Since 1967 he lectured at a variety of universities, institutes and seminaries in the USA, Asia and Europe. Some of his major appearances include the Thomas Moore lectureship at San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1994; Missiology lectureship at the University of Birmingham, 1997 and the opening address at the Center for World Christianity, Drew Univeristy, 2006. Besides his academic activities and list of scholarly articles in English and Korean he has an energetic history of ecumenical engagement in, amongst others, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and many other organisations. As editor and/or author he published the following major writings: Toiling Under Pharaoh, Tokyo: CCCA-URM, 1975; Minjung Theology, Singapore: CCA-CTC, 1980; Asia Forum on Justice and Development, WCC-CCPD, 1985; Messiah and Minjung, CCA-URM, 1990; Hankuk Minjungkwa Kitokyo (Korean Minjung and Christianity), Seoul: Hyungsungsa, 1980; Hankuk Minjungeui Sahoejonki (Social Biography of the Korean Minjung), Seoul: Hankilsa, 1987; Healing Godís World, 1990; 21Segi Minjungeui Sahoijongi (Social Biography of Minjung in the 21st Century), Seoul, Korea Institute of Theology, 1998.