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Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology and Christian Formation
Department of Practical Theology
103 Tennent Hall
Phone: 609.497.7983
Fax: 609.279.9014
Email: [email protected]


Bo Karen Lee is associate professor of spiritual theology and Christian formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned her M.Div. from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and her Th.M. and Ph.D. from Princeton Seminary in 1999 and 2007. Her dissertation topic was “Sacrifice and Desire: The Rhetoric of Self-Denial in the Mystical Theologies of Anna Maria van Schurman and Madame Jeanne Guyon.” She is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, and the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. She previously taught at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Major Publications

“‘I Wish To Be Nothing’: The Role of Self-Denial in the Mystical Theology of Anna Maria van Schurman” in Women, Gender, and Radical Religion in Early Modern Europe, Sylvia Brown, ed. (Brill Academic Publishers, 2007)
“The Holy Spirit and Human Agency in Barth’s Doctrine of Sanctification” in Koinonia XII.2, Fall 2000