—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.

jeffrey kuanKuan 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.

Princeton 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 programs.