Young Richard Kim


Education

  • B.A., History, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Latin, University of Michigan,
  • Ph.D., History, University of Michigan

Biography

Young Kim teaches Latin and Greek regularly in the Classics department and is currently serving as Chair of that department. He has also taught church history at Calvin Seminary.

He is leading the Semester in Hungary program in Fall 2016.

Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife and two sons.

Academic interests

Professor Kim is interested in all things related to the ancient Mediterranean world, especially the history of early Christianity and Late Antiquity. His earlier work focused on the life and writings of Epiphanius of Cyprus, and he is currently working on book projects on the Council of Nicaea and ancient Cyprus

Read Young Kim's posts on Historical Horizons, the history department blog.

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Research and scholarship

Young Kim has recently completed two book projects. The first is an introduction to and translation of Epiphanius' Ancoratus, a treatise defending the Trinity. The book is part of the Fathers of the Church series, and was published by the Catholic University of America Press in April 2014. The second book is a monograph study on the life and work of Epiphanius, and Professor Kim spent the 2012-2013 academic year living in Nicosia, Cyprus as a Fulbright scholar to complete this project. The resulting book, Epiphanius of Cyprus: Imagining an Orthodox World, was published by the University of Michigan Press in August 2015 and was awarded the North American Patristics Society's Best First Book Prize in 2016.

Professor Kim was awarded a Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute/Council of American Overseas Research Centers Research Fellowship, and he conducted research in summer 2015 for his next book project, tentatively titled Cyprus in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium.

In October 2015, Professor Kim presented an invited paper, "Cypriot Autocephaly, Reconsidered," for From Roman to Early Christian Cyprus: A Conference in Religion and Archaeology at Harvard Divinity School. He also presented another invited paper, "Cities and Saints in Late Antique Cyprus: A Case Study", at a conference in honor of his doctoral advisor: Cities, Saints, and Memory in Late Antiquity: A Conference in Honor of Ray Van Dam at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (October 23-4, 2015).

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Publications

Journal, Book, and Encyclopedia Articles
  • "The Transformation of Heresiology in the Panarion of Epiphanius of Cyprus.” In Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity, edited by G. Greatrex and H. Elton, 53-65. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2015.
  • “Jerome and Paulinian, Brothers,” Vigiliae Christianae 67, no. 5 (2013): 517-30.
  • “The Pastoral Care of Epiphanius of Cyprus” (forthcoming, Studia Patristica).
  • “Epiphanius of Salamis.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming.
  • “Epiphanius of Cyprus vs. John of Jerusalem: An Improper Ordination and the Escalation of the Origenist Controversy.” In Episcopal Elections in Late Antiquity, Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte 119, edited by J. Leemans, P. Van Nuffelen, S. Keough, and C. Nicolaye, 411-22. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011.
  • “Reading the Panarion as Collective Biography: The Heresiarch as Unholy Man,” Vigiliae Christianae 64.4 (2010): 382-413.
  • “Bad Bishops Corrupt Good Emperors: Ecclesiastical Authority and the Rhetoric of Heresy in the Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis,” Studia Patristica 47 (2010):161-6.
  • “Epiphanius of Cyprus and the Geography of Heresy.” In Violence in Late Antiquity: Perceptions and Practices. Edited by H.A. Drake, 235-51. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2006.
Conference Papers and Lectures
  • "Cyprus and Late Ancient Christianity," North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (May 26-28, 2016).
  • "Cities and Saints in Late Antique Cyprus: A Case Study," Cities, Saints, and Memory in Late Antiquity: A Conference in Honor of Ray Van Dam, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (October 2015).
  • "Cypriot Autocephaly, Reconsidered," From Roman to Early Christian Cyprus: A Conference in Religion and Archaeology, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA (October, 2015).
  • "Nicaea Is Not Enough: The Second Creed of Epiphanius' Ancoratus," Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, England (August, 2015).
  • “Sound Belief, Sound Body: Heresy and Health in Epiphanius of Cyprus,” Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity XI: The Transformation of Poverty, Philanthropy, and Healthcare in Late Antiquity, Iowa City, IA (March, 2015).
  • “Bishops Behaving Badly: The Life and Times of Theophilus of Alexandria,” 40th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada (November, 2014).
  • “In the Footsteps of Athanasius: Epiphanius as Orthodox Successor,” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (May, 2014).
  • “Patristics and Protestants: A View from Contemporary North American Christianity,” Patristic Studies in the Twenty-first Century: An International Conference to Mark the 50th Anniversary of AIEP/IAPS, Jerusalem, Israel (June, 2013).
  • “An ‘Archaeology’ of Epiphanius of Cyprus,” Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus (May, 2013).
  • “The Transformation of Heresiology in the Panarion of Epiphanius of Cyprus,” Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity X: The Transformation of Literary and Material Genres in Late Antiquity, Ottawa, Canada (March, 2013).
  • "'You are also creatures of God': Toward a Pro-Nicene Political Theory,” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (May, 2012).
  • “The Pastoral Care of Epiphanius of Cyprus,” Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, England (August, 2011).
  • “Bad Bishops Always Corrupt Good Emperors (and Imperial Officials),” Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity IX: Shifting Political Frontiers in Late Antiquity, State College, PA (June, 2011).
  • “Fundamentalism in Late Antiquity?  The Christianity of Epiphanius of Cyprus.” Calvin College Faculty Lectureship Award, Grand Rapids, MI (October, 2010).
  • “In the Shadow of a Lion: the Life of Paulinian, Brother of Jerome,” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (May, 2010).
  • “Epiphanius of Cyprus vs. John of Jerusalem: An Improper Ordination and the Escalation of the Origenist Controversy,” International Conference on Episcopal Elections in Late Antiquity, Leuven, Belgium (October 2009).
  • “How to Respond to a Heresy-Hunter: Basil’s Letter 258 to Epiphanius of Cyprus,” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (May 2009).
  • “Epiphanius the Naturalist: Heretics, Creepy-Crawlies, and the Poems of Nicander,” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (May 2008).
  • “Bad Bishops Corrupt Good Emperors: Ecclesiastical Authority and the Rhetoric of Heresy in the Panarion of Epiphanius of Cyprus,” Fifteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, England (August, 2007).
Book Reviews
  • Review of Charles Anthony Stewart, Thomas Davis, Annemarie Weyl Carr, eds., Cyprus and the Balance of Empires: Art and Archaeology from Justinian I to the Coeur de Lion, American Schools of Oriental Research Archaeological Reports 20, CAARI Monograph Series 5 (Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2014), in Review of Biblical Literature 2016.08.44.
  • Review of Derek Krueger, Liturgical Subjects: Christian Ritual, Biblical Narratives, and the Formation of the Self in Byzantium, Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), in The Medieval Review 15.10.35.
  • Review of Geoffrey Smith, Guilt by Association: Heresy Catalogues in Early Christianity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), in Journal of Early Christian Studies 23.3 (2015): 494-95.
  • Review of Andrew Jacobs, Christ Circumcised: A Study in Early Christian History and Difference, Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2013.10.17.
  • Review of Christopher Kelly, Richard Flower, and Michael Stuart Williams, eds.  Unclassical Traditions. Volume II: Perspectives from East and West in Late Antiquity, Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Supplementary Volume 35 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011) in Journal of Late Antiquity 5, no. 1 (2012): 220-2.
  • Review of D. Vincent Twomey and Janet Rutherford, eds. The Holy Spirit in the Fathers of the Church: The Proceedings of the Seventh International Patristic Conference, Maynooth, 2008 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2010) in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.05.52.
  • Review of Frank Williams, trans., The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis. Book I (Sects 1-46). Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 63 (Leiden: Brill, 2009) in Journal of Early Christian Studies 18, no. 1 (2010): 153-5.
  • Review of Eduard Iricinschi and Holger Zellentin, eds., Heresy and Identity in Late Antiquity. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 119 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008) in Journal of Early Christian Studies 17, no. 4 (2009): 672-4.
  • Review of Robert Penella. Man and the Word. The Orations of Himerius (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007) for Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.02.18.
  • Review of Norman Russell. Theophilus of Alexandria (New York: Routledge, 2006) for Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.09.08.

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