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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Dr. Yoo has previously written about the transnational histories of American Protestant world missions in Korea and Korean American immigrant religious communities as well as the histories of Presbyterianism and Protestant theological education in the United States. His latest book covers the history and legacy of slavery and anti-Black racism in American Presbyterianism. His current research interests include tracing the histories of racial injustice, settler colonialism, and slavery in the United States and examining Indigenous, Black, and Asian American theologies of freedom and resistance.

Education:

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

Denomination:  Presbyterian Church (USA)

 

Publications

What Kind of Christianity: A History of Slavery and Anti-Black Racism in the Presbyterian Church. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2022, book
“When Teaching Pivots to Meet the ‘Fierce Urgency of Now,’” The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching 3:1 , 2022, article
“The Souls of Yellow Folk: Moving from a Racially Segregated Nineteenth-Century Train toward an Inclusive Twenty-First Century Asian American Christian Witness,” in Theologies of the Multitudes for the Multitude: The Legacy of Kwok Pui-lan, edited by Rita Nakashima Brock and Tat-Siong Benny Liew. Claremont, CA: Claremont Press, 2021, book chapter
“2 Corinthians 2:8-15,” “2 Corinthians 12:2-10,” and “Ephesians 1:3-14,” in Connections: A Lectionary Commentary Series (Commentary 2: Connecting the Reading with the World, Year B, Volume 3), edited by Joel B. Green, Thomas G. Long, Luke A. Powery, Cynthia L. Rigby, and Carolyn J. Sharp. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2021, essays
“‘What, then, is the Church?’: The Perpetuation of Racial Injustice and the Failure of Repair at Columbia Seminary in the Antebellum United States,” in @ This Point: Theological Investigations in Church and Culture 14:1 , 2020, article
“Revelation 7:9-17,” “Micah 3:5-12 and Joshua 3:7-17,” and “Joshua 24:1-3a and Amos 5:18-24,” in Connections: A Lectionary Commentary Series (Commentary 1: Connecting the Reading to Scripture, Year A, Volume 3), edited by Joel B. Green, Thomas G. Long, Luke A. Powery, Cynthia L. Rigby, and Carolyn J. Sharp. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2020, essays
The Presbyterian Experience in the United States: A Sourcebook. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2017, book
“When Talking isn’t Enough: Moving from Conversations about Race to Actions toward Racial Justice,” Presbyterians Today, 2017, article
American Missionaries, Korean Protestants, and the Changing Shape of World Christianity, 1884-1965. New York and London: Routledge, 2017, 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, 2016, article
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