Assistant Professor of New Testament and Rhetorical Studies
EunHye Grace So is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Biblical Studies (New Testament).
Grace’s dissertation’s working title is: “‘Become as I am, for I also have become as you are (Gal 4:12)’: Paul’s Rhetorical Use of Ethos in Galatians,” where she explores how Paul strategically and efficiently uses the Aristotelian rhetorical device, ethos, which is among the three different means of persuasion, pisteis (logos, ethos, pathos), to present himself as credible to the Galatians in order to persuade his audience to accept his main thesis that justification comes by faith/faithfulness and not by works of the law. Before her Ph.D. work, Grace completed her M.Div. at Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary and B.A. in Christian Education at the same institution. Her research interest includes Galatians, Classical Rhetoric, Aristotelian ethos, and 4QMMT.
Grace has served as an adjunct faculty at the San Francisco Theological Seminary / Graduate School of Theology of the University of Redlands and taught as a Newhall Teaching Fellow at the Graduate Theological Union. She also acknowledges the importance of balancing academy and faith and desires to be a faith-oriented and spiritually rooted instructor because she considers “teaching” as “ministry.” Grace is a lifelong Presbyterian and is in the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America (PCUSA) ordination process as an inquirer. She has had experience serving as a Children’s Ministry Minister in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Grace loves going on hikes with her walking partner, counting wildflowers, and taking care of adopted orchids. Grace is married to Yong Lee, a Pastor in the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK). He is currently studying Creative Writing because he wants to be a fairytale writer.
Academic CredentialsPh.D. in Biblical Studies at the Graduate Theological Union (candidate)M.Div. at Presbyterian University and Theological SeminaryB.A. in Christian Education at Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary