Paul Lim, Ph.D.

Paul teaches history of Christianity at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, a place he has learned to call home since 2006. Prior to that (2001-06), he taught theology and history at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, MA. He has earned degrees from Yale, Princeton, and Cambridge, but the degree that has impacted him most deeply is his MDiv from Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, PA.

He is an award-winning historian of Reformation Europe and early modern England. His book, Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2012) has won the 2013 Roland Bainton Prize as the best book in history or theology by the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference.

He also serves as Scholar-in-Residence at Christ Presbyterian Church, in addition to teaching at Vanderbilt. He is too conservative for some, and too liberal for others. But he takes comfort in knowing that Jesus, too, was called too liberal (by the Pharisees) and too conservative (by the Sadducees)! 😊

He and his wife Miky are learning to be empty-nesters since their only child has recently flown out of the nest to go to college in the West Coast. Their daily life is accompanied by their 8-lb terror of a dog, Baxter.