Sydney  Park
Associate Professor of Divinity
Beeson Divinity School
New Testament
Office:  Divinity Hall
Email: mypark@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4126

M. Sydney Park joined the Beeson Divinity School faculty in 2006, and teaches Biblical Interpretation, New Testament Theology, and Greek. Park is the author of Submission within the Godhead and the Church in the Epistle to the Philippians: An Exegetical and Theological Examination of the Concept of Submission in Philippians 2 and 3coauthor of The Post-Racial Churchand coeditor of Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations. Her research interests include racial reconciliation and the Gospel of Mark. Park previously taught New Testament at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota (2004–06), and also served as a minister to children, youth and young adults in Korean American churches in Illinois, Texas and Washington for 11 years. Park is currently working on a book, Women in Salvation History (working title) with T&T Clark, forthcoming.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
  • Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., University of Chicago

Books

  • Women in Salvation History (working title). London: T & T Clark, forthcoming.
  • Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2012.
  • The Post-Racial Church: A Biblical Framework for Multiethnic Reconciliation. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011.
  • Submission within the Godhead and the Church in the Epistle to the Philippians: An Exegetical and Theological Examination of the Concept of Submission in Philippians 2 and 3. London: T&T Clark, 2007.

Selected Articles/Chapters

  • "Trinity and the Bible in Modern Biblical Scholarship" chapter in The Trinity and the Bible. B&H, forthcoming.
  • "Mark" and "1 Corinthians" in CSB Women's Study Bible. B&H, forthcoming.
  • "Ruth: Reading Gender and Eschatology," Presbyterion: Covenant Seminary Review 46/2 (2020).
  • “Inerrancy & Blood: Women and Christology in Leviticus 12, 15 and Mark 5:21-43,” Presbyterion: Covenant Seminary Review 45/1 (2019).

Research Interests

  • Philippians
  • Mark
  • Gender and Racial Reconciliation