G. Sujin Pak

G. Sujin Pak

Associate Professor of the History of Christianity

External address: 
109 Old Divinity, Langford, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708-0964
(919) 660-3431


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.”

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2006
  • B.A., Emory University 1993

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 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. "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 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, GS. "Book Review: Calvin's Theology of the Psalms." Interpretation: a Journal of Bible and Theology 63.1 (January 2009): 104-105. Full Text