Yoo, William

Dr. William  Yoo

Dr. William Yoo

Associate Professor of American Religious and Cultural History; Director of MDiv Program

Phone: 404-687-4589

Email: YooW@CTSnet.edu

Office: CH305 / 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. In production. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press., 2017, book
American Missionaries, Korean Protestants, and the Changing Shape of World Christianity, 1884-1965. New York and London: Routledge., 2016, book
“Being Decisive without Being Divisive amid the Zig-Zags of History,” Political Theology Today, January 3, 2017, January 3, 2017, online
“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, 2016, article
George, Kurian., and Mark A. Lamport., ed. “Cumberland Presbyterian Church,” “Helen Kim,” “Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),” “Protestant Theological Seminaries,” and “James Woodrow,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, encyclopedia entries
“Asian Americans and their Various Votes,” Christian Century Then & Now, October 12, 2016, online
“Immigration as Threat and Opportunity,” Christian Century Then & Now, , February 10, 2016, online
“Collaborative Leadership Patterns: Looking to our Past,” The Presbyterian Outlook., 2014, article
“Embracing the Margins,” The Presbyterian Outlook, November 3, 2014, online
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