Dana and Dave Dornsife Professor of New Testament

Montgomery Hall, Room 207

BA, Seoul National University
MDiv, Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Seoul
STM, Yale Divinity School
PhD, University of Chicago

Eugene Eung-Chun Park is a biblical scholar, who is interested in interpreting the NT and early Christian literature against the background of Greek philosophy and Second Temple Judaism. He has a passion for what he understands to be the core message of the Judeo-Christian scriptures, that is, the reign of God for the peace and justice of the world. He pursues his scholarship with the hope that it will make a contribution to enhancing the shalom of the entire humanity over and beyond all the boundaries that divide and alienate people from each other.

Classes Taught

Gospels and Acts (SFTS)
Pauline Epistles (SFTS)
New Testament Exegesis in Greek (SFTS)
Texts and Methods (GTU)
Advanced Greek (GTU)
Gospel of Matthew and Second Temple Judaism (GTU)
New Perspectives on Paul (GTU)
Parables of Jesus (GTU)


Either Jew or Gentile: Paul’s Unfolding Theology of Inclusivity. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2003

The Mission Discourse in Matthew’s Interpretation. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. II.81. Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 1995

 Gospel for the World: Studies in the Acts of the Apostles. Seoul: Institute for Biblical Studies, 1997

“Covenantal Nomism and the Gospel of Matthew” in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 77 (2015): 668-685

“Cynic Itinerant Philosophers and Galilean Wandering Missionaries in Matthew” in M. Chaney, et al. eds. Reading A Tendentious Bible. Sheffield Phoenix, 2014, 125-139

“Rachel’s Cry for Her Children: Matthew’s Treatment of the Infanticide by Herod” in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 75 (2013): 473-485

“Matthew 26:57-68” and “Matthew 26:69-75” in Cynthia A. Jarvis et al. eds., Feasting on the Gospels. Westminster John Knox, 2013

“An Unintended Reader’s Response to Matthew 22:34-40” in Sacra Scripta 9 (2011): 7-25

“Matthew 10:24-39,” “Matthew 10:40-42,” and “Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30” in David L. Bartlett et al. eds. Feasting on the Word, Year A, Volume 3. Westminster John Knox, 2011, pp. 164-69, 188-93, & 212-17

“A Soteriological Reading of the Great Commandment Pericope in Matthew 22:34-40” in Biblical Research 54 (2009): 61-78

“Philosophical Hermeneutics” in Paul S. Wilson, ed., The New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching. Abingdon Press, 2008, pp.53-55

“Herbert Braun” in Cilliers Breytenbach und Rudolf Hoppe (Hgg.), Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft nach 1945. Hauptverterer der deutschsprachigen Exegese in der Darstellung ihrer Schüler. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 2008, pp.147-54

“Questions of Calamity and Justice in Luke 13:1-5” in Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, ed. The Sky Is Crying: Race, Class, And Natural Disaster. Abingdon, 2006, pp.89-97

“Hermeneutics of Integration: A Proposal for a Model of Biblical Interpretation” in Douglas R. McGaughey et al. eds. From Biblical Interpretation to Human Transformation: Reopening the Past to Actualize New Possibilities for the Future. Salem: Chora-Strangers, 2006, pp.64-75

Hagneia as a Sublime Form of Eros in the Acts of Paul and Thecla” in Holly E. Hearon, ed., Distant Voices Drawing Near. The Liturgical Press, 2004, pp.215-26

“The Apousia of Jesus in the Synoptic Resurrection Traditions” in Adela Yarbro Collins et al. eds. Antiquity and Humanity: Essays on Ancient Religion and Philosophy Presented to Hans Dieter Betz. Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 2001, pp.121-135

Teaching Philosophy

My pedagogic goal is to nurture critical mind on the part of the students so that they could be sophisticated and responsible scholars of the bible in their own right, as they become leaders in the Christian churches and beyond.