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religion educator , writer

Wi Jo Kang, American Religion educator, writer. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1968. Board of directors Iowa Humanities Board, Iowa City, since 1988. Member Association professors Mission (president 1989-1990), International Association Mission Studies (Executive Committee 1982-1985), American Society Missiology, American Academy Religion, Association for Asian Studies.

Background

Kang, Wi Jo was born on March 10, 1930 in Jinju, Kyungsang, Republic of Korea. Came to the United States, 1954. Son of Pan Joon Kang and Bong Sun Shin.

Education

Bachelor, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1957;Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1960;Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1962;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1967.

Career

Instructor religion department, Columbia University, New York City, 1964;assistant professor theology department, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., 1966-1968;associate professor, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1968-1974;associate professor, Christ Seminary, St. Louis, 1974-1980;Wilhelm Loehe professor, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa., since 1980.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1968.

Membership

Board of directors Iowa Humanities Board, Iowa City, since 1988. Member Association professors Mission (president 1989-1990), International Association Mission Studies (Executive Committee 1982-1985), American Society Missiology, American Academy Religion, Association for Asian Studies.

Connections

Children: John, Sueliann, Miliann, Martin.

father:
Pan Joon Kang

mother:
Bong Sun Shin

child:
John Kang

child:
Sueliann Kang

child:
Miliann Kang

child:
Martin Kang