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Lauren Kim

Professor of Church History


Dr. Lauren Kim has over 15 years of educational leadership and history teaching experience in both Reformed Christian undergraduate and graduate-level studies. Dr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies from University of Southern California, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Historical Theology from Westminster Seminary California. In addition, Dr. Kim holds both a Master of Letters and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in History from University of St. Andrews’ Department of Modern History at the Reformation Studies Institute in Scotland, UK.


Over the past eight years, Dr. Kim has taught in Seoul, Korea. She was an Assistant Professor of Church History at Torch Trinity Graduate University where she brings a broad international experience. She held positions such as the Church History Department Chair and the International Student Director. She has also taught part-time at Yonsei University on European human rights and at Hanguk University of Foreign Studies. During this time, she published articles in numerous peer-reviewed history and theological education journal publications.

As a Reformed, Christian educator, Dr. Lauren Kim has grown up in the Korean Presbyterian Church and is currently a member in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA).


Ph.D. in Reformation Studies, University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

M.Litt. in Reformation Studies, University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

M.A. in Historical Theology, Westminster Seminary California

B.A. in Religious Studies, Univeristy of Southern California


Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

American Historical Associatiaon



  • “Sexual Violence: Ecclesiastical Awareness, Thoughts, and Discussion.” Torch Trinity Journal19, no. 2 (November 30, 2016): 377-393.

  • “Accreditations and Affiliations in India’s Higher Education.” Torch Trinity Journal16, no. 2 (November 30, 2013): 156-182.

  • “The Judicial Court Structure of Sixteenth-Century France.” Torch Trinity Journal 16, no. 1 (May 30, 2013): 34-59.

  • “Protestant Toleration or Catholic Unification? A Study of Printed French Royal Acts.” Torch Trinity Journal 15, no. 1 (May 30, 2012): 152-171.

  • “Censorship, Execution, and Sacrilege: The First Twenty Years of Protestant History in France.” Torch Trinity Journal 13, no. 2 (November 30, 2010): 152-172.

  • “Student Preformation: Thoughts and Issues in a Global Divinity Program” Journal of Christian Education & Information Technology30 (October 31, 2016): 97-119. 

  • “French Royal Incunabula: Official Print before 1501.” Sŏyang chungsesa yŏn'gu: Journal of Western Medieval History31 (March 2013): 169-194.

  • “Royal Printing in Exile: Provincial Royal Printers, 1589-1593.” Inmunkwahak: The Journal of the Humanities97 (April 2013): 213-236.


Book Reviews

  • Book and Text in France, 1400-1600: Poetry on the Page,edited by Adrian Armstrong and Malcolm Quainton. Sixteenth Century Journal40, no. 2 (Summer 2009): 467.

  • Navy and Government in Early Modern France, 1572-1661, by Alan James. Sixteenth Century Journal 37, no. 3 (Fall 2006): 771-773.

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