Dr. Simon C. Kim serves as an Assistant Professor in Theology and the Coordinator for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Dr. Kim is the recipient of the Thomas E. Chambers Endowed Professorship in Theology at Our Lady of Holy Cross College. He is a priest of the Diocese of Orange in Southern California ordained in 1998.
Ph.D, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
M.A. & M.Div, St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, CA
B.A., University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Dr. Kim completed his doctoral studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in Systematic Theology. His dissertation focuses on theology in cross-cultural contexts intended to further his theological and pastoral reflections.
Simon Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and came to the U.S. at an early age. His own experience of church and identity is the impetus for his theological reflections as he strives to make faith generationally and culturally relevant. His recent publication, Memory and Honor: Cultural and Generational Ministry to Korean American Communities, bridges his theological endeavors and pastoral engagements.
His first work, An Immigration of Theology: Theology of Context as the Theological Method of Virgilio Elizondo and Gustavo Gutiérrez, is a critical investigation on how revelation is rooted in particular peoples, places and cultures. Experts in this field of theology have hailed this work as "the most comprehensive comparative analysis of these two leading theologians to date."
In addition to teaching in classroom, Dr. Kim has been invited to give conferences and workshops across the country. Currently, Dr. Kim serves on the Asian and Pacific Islanders Ad-Hoc Committee for the U.S. Bishops Conference.
Memory and Honor: Cultural and Generational Ministry with Korean American Communities. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013.
El Via Crucís: The Migrant's Way of the Cross. Liguori, MI: Liguori Publications, 2013.
"Introduction." In Asian and Pacific Islander Survey - Episcopal Regions, Subcommittee for Asian and Pacific Island Affairs (SCAPA) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), 2013.
An Immigration of Theology: Theology of Context as the Theological Method of Virgilio Elizondo and Gustavo Gutiérrez. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2012.
"Origin and Destination: A Theology of the Migrant's Trail." In Faith Perspectives on Migration and Human Trafficking, The African Forum for Catholic Social Teaching (AFCAST), 2012.
Harmony in Faith: Korean American Catholics. Subcommittee for Asian and Pacific Island Affairs (SCAPA) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), forthcoming 2013.
THE 101 Fundamentals of Catholicism
THE 103 The Christian Tradition
THE 111 Principles and Methods of Theology
THE 200 Ecclesiology
THE 201 Christology
THE 220 Religious Traditions and Cultures
THE 231 Sacramental Theology
THE 305 Morality and Science
THE 308 Catholic Social Teaching
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