Yoo, William

Dr. William  Yoo

Dr. William Yoo

Assistant Professor of American Religious and Cultural History; Director of the ThM program

Phone: 404-687-4589

Fax: 404-377-9696

Email: YooW@CTSnet.edu

Office: 305CH / Box 2F

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Current research interests for Dr. Yoo within the history of Christianity in the United States include the expansion of the American foreign missionary enterprise, the formation of immigrant religious communities, the religious cultures of the American South, the Presbyterian experience, and the transnational encounter between American and Korean Protestants across both nations.


  • PhD, Emory University
  • ThM, Emory University
  • MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary
  • BSE, University of Pennsylvania

Denomination:  Presbyterian Church (USA)


The Presbyterian Experience in the United States: A Sourcebook, 2017, book
American Missionaries, Korean Protestants, and the Changing Shape of World Christianity, 1884-1965. New York and London: Routledge, 2016, book
“Moving from ‘Foreign Mission’ to “World Mission’ in South Korea and the United States: The Rise of Reverend Kyung-Chik Han and the Uneasy Transitions within the American Presbyterian Missionary Enterprise in Korea after 1945,” Mission Studies 33:3 (November), 2016, article
“Cumberland Presbyterian Church,” “Helen Kim,” “Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),” “Protestant Theological Seminaries,” and “James Woodrow,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, edited by George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Rowman & Littlefield), 2016, articles
“Collaborative Leadership Patterns: Looking to our Past,” The Presbyterian Outlook, September 29, 2014, article
Book Review-Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom, Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia, Practical Matters, Spring, 2013, article
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