G. Sujin Pak
Associate Professor of the History of Christianity
Professor Pak specializes in the history of Christianity in late medieval and early modern Europe. Her teaching focuses on the theology of the Protestant reformers, the Protestant Reformation and the Jews, women and the Reformation, and the history of biblical interpretation. Her research and writing engage the history of biblical interpretation during the Reformation era. In her research, as well, she gives particular attention to the role of biblical exegesis in the history of Christian-Jewish relations.
Professor Pak is a United Methodist layperson with active roles as a teacher and lay preacher in the United Methodist Church. Her family heritage includes numerous UMC pastors, missionaries, deacons and district superintendents.
In 2009, Oxford University Press published her book titled “The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms.”
Pak, GS. "Luther and Calvin on the Nature and Function of Prophecy: The Case of the Minor Prophets." Calvin and Luther: The Continuing Relationship. Ed. RW Holder. Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2013. 13-37.
Pak, GS. "Calvijn en David." Johannes Calvijn: Zijn Leven, Zijn Werk. Ed. W Balke, JC Klok, and WV Spijker. Kampen, Netherlands: Uitgeverij Kok, 2008. 238-40.
Pak, GS. "Luther, Melanchthon, and Calvin on Romans 5 & 13: Three Reformation Approaches to Reading Romans." Reformation Readings of Romans. Ed. K Ehrensperger and RW Holder. T&T Clark, 2008. 122-43.
Pak, GS. "A Response to ‘The Congrégation: An In-Service Training Center for Preachers to the People of Geneva." Calvin and the Company of Pastors. Grand Rapids, Mich: CRC Product Services, 2004. 89-93.
Pak, GS. "Contributions of Commentaries on the Minor Prophets to the Formation of Distinctive Lutheran and Reformed Confessional Identities." Church History and Religious Culture 92.2-3 (January 1, 2012): 237-260. Full Text
Pak, GS. "Rethinking Prophecy: The Functions of Prophecy in the Writings of Argula von Grumback and Martin Luther." Reformation and Renaissance Review 14.2 (2012): 151-69.
Pak Boyer, S. "Calvin on the "shared design" of the Old and New Testament authors: the case of the minor prophets." Westminster Theological Journal 73.2 (September 1, 2011): 255-271.
Pak Boyer, S. "A break with anti-Judaic exegesis: John Calvin and the unity of testaments." Calvin Theological Journal 46.1 (April 1, 2011): 7-28.
Pak, GS. "Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin. By Randall C. Zachman. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007. xii + 548 pp. $55.00 cloth; $40.00 paper." Church History 79.04 (December 2010): 920-922. Full Text Open Access Copy
Pak, GS. "The School of God. Pedagogy and Rhetoric in Calvin's Interpretation of Deuteronomy." Church History and Religious Culture 90.2 (June 1, 2010): 401-403. Full Text
Pak, GS. "John Calvin and Roman Catholicism: Critique and Engagement, Then and Now - Edited by Randall C. Zachman." Religious Studies Review 36.1 (March 2010): 87-87. Full Text
Pak Boyer, S. "Church mother: the writings of a Protestant reformer in sixteenth-century Germany." Religious Studies Review 35.4 (December 1, 2009): 290-290.
Pak Boyer, S. "Martin Luther's teachings on security in the psalms and their significance for the art of reading scripture." Ex auditu 24 (January 1, 2008): 78-96.
Pak, GS, Pak, GS, Pak, GS, Pak Boyer, S, and Pak Boyer, S. The Judaizing CalvinThe judaizing Calvin : sixteenth-century debates over the messianic psalms: sixteenth-century debates over the messianic psalmsThe judaizing Calvin sixteenth-century debates over the Messianic Psalms: sixteenth-century debates over the Messianic PsalmsThe Judaizing Calvin: sixteeth-century debates over the messianic PsalmsThe Judaizing Calvin: sixteeth-century debates over the messianic Psalms. 2006.
Pak, GS. "Calvin's Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension - By Julie Canlis." Modern Theology 27.4 (October 2011): 717-720. Full Text
Pak, GS, and Pak Boyer, S. ""Defender of the Most Holy Matriarchs": Martin Luther's Interpretation of the Women of Genesis"Defender of the most holy matriarchs": Martin Luther's interpretation of the women of Genesis in the Enarrationes in Genesin, 1535-45." Sixteenth Century Journal 35.4 (December 1, 2004): 1137-1139.