Park Soon-kyung Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Soon-kyung

Park Soon-kyung (Korean박순경; Hanja朴淳敬; born 1923 - 24 October 2020) was a South Korean Methodist theologian.[1]


Born in Yeoju of Gyeonggi Province, Park first studied nursing before pursuing degrees in theology at Methodist Theological University in Seoul and philosophy at Seoul National University.[2] She went for further studies in the United States, pursuing an M.Div. at Emory University and a Ph.D. at Drew University, completing a dissertation in 1966 on "Man in Karl Barth's doctrine of election."[3]

Park returned to South Korea and was a professor of theology for 22 years at Ewha Woman's University (1966–1988), where she continued to hold a post as a professor emerita.[4] She is known for her work towards a theology for the unification of North and South Korea, drawing from and critiquing minjung theology,[5] and for the promotion of South Korean feminist theology.[6]


  1. ^ "국내 대표 여성신학자 박순경 박사 별세…통일운동 전념" (in Korean). yna. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  2. ^ Song, Hoon (2019). Diverse Theological Approaches to a Divided Land: A Critical Assessment of Liberal and Conservative South Korean Protestant Thinking on the Problem of a Divided Korea (PhD thesis). University of Edinburgh. p. 118. hdl:1842/35713.
  3. ^ Park Soon-kyung (1966). Man in Karl Barth's doctrine of election (PhD diss.). Drew University. ProQuest 302187501.
  4. ^ England, John C., ed. (2004). Asian Christian Theologies: Northeast Asia. Vol. 3. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis. pp. 573–574.
  5. ^ Park, Sam-kyung (2009). Towards an Ethics of Korean Reunification (PhD diss.). Drew University. pp. 132–137. ProQuest 304879481.
  6. ^ Chung, Hyun Kyung (1990). Struggle to be the Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women's Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis. pp. 57-59. ISBN 978-0-88344-684-3.