Dongsun Cho

Assistant Professor of Historical Theology

Education

  • Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008
    • Extra Doctoral Work: University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, 2002 Graduate seminar course on “Gregory of Nyssa on Deification” with David L. Balás, O.Cist.
  • Th.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999
  • M.Div, Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997
  • B.A. in English Literature and Language, Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea, 1994

Research Interests

  • Systematic & Historical Theology, Patristics, the Reformers, and Baptist Theologians

Publications

  • Books
    • St. Augustine’s Doctrine of Eternal Punishment: His Biblical and Theological Argument. Published in Nov. 2010 by the Edwin Mellen.
  • Articles
    • "An Apology for Augustine's Filioque as a Hermeneutical Referent to the Immanent Trinity," Studia Patristica, vol., LIV (Forthcoming, 2013).
    • "Ambrosiaster on Justification by Faith Alone in His Commentaries on the Pauline Epistles," The Westminster Theological Journal 74:2 (Fall, 2012): 277-90.
    • “God the Holy Spirit – His Deity and Personhood,”  Journal of the Southern Baptist Convention (May, 2009).
  • Paper Presentations
    • "Is Alister McGrath Right about Augustine? A Response to McGrath's Analysis of Augustine's Doctrine of Justificiation" on March 10, 2012 at Evangelical Theological Society Regional Meeting at SWBTS.
    • "Ambrosiaster on Justification by Faith Alone in His Commentaries on the Pauline Epistles" on November 16, 2011 at the 63rd Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting at San Francisco, CA. 
    • "An Apology for Augustine's Filioque as a Hermeneutical Referent to the Immanent Trinity" on August 10, 2011 at the 16th International Patristics Conference at Oxford, England.
    • "Do We Still Need Augustine's Doctrine of the Filioque? The Immanent Trinity Revealed in the Economy, ETS Regional Meeting Feb. 2010.
    • "Baptist Identity," Vietnamese Baptist Convention 2009 (Dallas), TX.
    • Baptism for the Dead (1 Cor 15:29) in Early Christianity," Evangelical Theology Society Regional Meeting, March 2009.
    • "Exclusivism in Augustine," Evangelical Theology Society Regional Meeting, March, 2008.
    • "The Almighty Power, Justice, and Love in Augustine's Doctrine of Hell," Evangelical Theology Society National Meeting, November 2007.
    • "Biblical Foundation of Eternal Punishment in Augustine," Evangelical Theology Society National Meeting, November, 2006.
    • "Augustine's Critiques of the Platonic Concept of the Immortality of the Soul," North America Patristic Society, May, 2006.
    • "Legitimacy and Problems of Allegorical Interpretation in Origen," The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institution of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, April, 2005.
    • "Augustine and Palamas Refute Mormonism on Deification," Evangelical Theology Society Regional Meeting, March, 2005.
    • "Augustine on Deification," Evangelical Theology Society National Meeting, Nov. 2004.

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008-Present.
  • Teaching Fellow, Systematic Theology I & II, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Tyler Extension, 2007-2008.
  • Teaching Fellow, Baptist Heritage in Korean, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fall 2007.
  • Teaching Fellow, Systematic Theology I & II, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Little Rock Extension, 2006-2007.
  • Assistant Professor, Systematic Theology & The Intertestamental Period, Global Korean Seminary, Dallas, TX, 2005.
  • Seminary Extension Teacher [World Relgions in Korea] in the Basic and Diploma Series of the Six Southern Baptist Seminaries, 2004.
  • Graduate Assistant for Dr. Robert Williams's Systematic Theology II, 2003.
  • Graduate Assistant for Dr. James Leo Garrett's Systematic Theology I, 2002.

Ministry Experience

  • Associate Pastor, Hanuri Church (SBC), Dallas, TX, 2004 - Present
  • Associate Pastor, Korean Baptist Church (SBC), Laredo, TX, 2004 - 2007
  • Interim Pastor, Dallas United Korean Church (Korean Presbyterian Church), Dallas, TX, October 2005 - March 2006
  • Youth Minister, Bible Instructor, Modern Commnuity Korean Church (SBC), Irving, TX, 1998-2001
  • Children & Youth Minister, Bethel Baptist Church, Seoul, Korea, 1994-1997

Honors

  • Who's Who in America, 2010
  • James Leo & Myrta Ann Garrett Historical Theology Award 1999, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Excellent Graduate Student Award 1997, Korea Baptist Theological Seminary.

Professional Memberships

  • North America Patristic Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society

Personal

  • Spouse: Kyung Hee Cho
  • Children: Stephanie Sunmi and Daniel Seongmin
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