—Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan
will speak on Asian Biblical Interpretation on April 8 at Princeton Seminary—
Princeton, NJ, March
25, 2013–On Monday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey
Kuan, dean and professor of Hebrew Bible at the Theological School at Drew
University, will give the annual Sang Hyun Lee Lecture on Asian American
Theology and Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary on the topic “Asian
Biblical Interpretation.” The lecture honors Dr. Sang Hyun Lee, a professor of
theology at the Seminary for thirty-one years and head of the institution’s
Asian American Theology Program until his retirement in 2011.
Kuan teaches in the areas of ancient
Israelite and Near Eastern history, Asian and Asian American hermeneutics, and
approaches to teaching the Bible in churches. He earned his Ph.D. in Old
Testament at Emory University and taught at the Pacific School of Religion
before joining the Drew faculty in 2011.
Princeton Seminary’s Asian American Theology
Program began in 1984, the first such program at a Presbyterian seminary. Its
purpose is to support professional leadership for the growing Asian immigrant
church, including recruiting and placing Asian American students, providing
continuing education to Asian church leaders, and developing educational
resources for ministry in Asian immigrant contexts.
Princeton Seminary currently has 635 Asian
alumni/ae serving around the world.
The lecture will be held in the Main Lounge
of the Mackay Campus Center on the Seminary campus, and is open to the public
without charge. It will be available on the Seminary web site, www.ptsem.edu, after April 12.
Theological Seminary was founded in 1812, the first seminary established by the
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. It is the largest Presbyterian
Seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in six graduate degree