Keon-Sang An

Associate Professor of Bible and MissionSchool of Intercultural Studies

Contact Information
BA, MA, Yonsei University, Seoul
MDiv, Chongshin Theological Seminary, Seoul
MA, London School of Theology
ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
ThM, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Biographical Information

Keon-Sang An moved from teaching and mentoring students as an adjunct to join the School of Intercultural Studies faculty in July 2015. As associate professor of Bible and mission, he is particularly excited about academically integrating the Bible and mission into missional practices that students can carry out in the context of their life and ministry.

An is an ordained pastor, belonging to GAPCK (the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Korea). He previously served as a missionary in East Africa, working with SIM (Serving in Mission) and GMS (Global Mission Society). He taught theology and missiology at KHMTC (Kale Hiwot Ministry Training Center) in Asmara, Eritrea, and later at ETC (Evangelical Theological College) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His wife, Mi-Young, taught psychology at ETC. He also served as a SIM Ethiopia Council member.

Courses Taught

  • IS500: Touchstone
  • BI501: Bible, Hermeneutics, and Christian Mission
  • MI601: Introduction to Missiology
  • MT564/664/MK774: Missional Hermeneutics
  • MT569/669/MK769: Reading the Bible Contextually

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Missiology, missional hermeneutics, contextual theology, vocation and formation, daily and workplace spirituality, Ethiopian Orthodox Church


  • An Ethiopian Reading of the Bible: Biblical Interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church. American Society of Missiology Monograph Series 25. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015.
  • John Amos Comenius’ Pampaedia. Seoul: Elji Publications, 1986.


Dr. An’s CV

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