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Dr. Song (Joseph) Cho

Associate Professor,
Interdisciplinary Studies

(434) 592-6800


  • M.Div. in Evangelism & Missions, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in English, Ohio Dominican University
  • Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DIS), Western Seminary
  • M.A. in Christian Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.A. in Spanish, Middlebury College
  • B.A. in Spanish, New York University



Dr. Song (Joseph) Cho is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Liberty University. Prior to coming to Liberty University, he taught at Hampton University and Oklahoma Baptist University. His research interests include biblical allusions in literature, missiology, Korean popular culture (e.g., K-Pop and K-Dramas), and Japanese Anime/Manga.

Selected Publications

  • “Learning English through Manga (Japanese Comic Books).” TESOL Journal (September 2023). (Wiley)
  • “A Note on Judgment Day Fire in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation.’” Accepted for publication in the Flannery O’Connor Review (June 2023).
  • “Echoes of the Biblical Story of Joseph and His Brothers in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers!” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews (March 2023). (Routledge)
  • “Biblical Allusions and the Passion of Christ in García Márquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold.” Accepted for publication in the Journal of Christianity and World Languages (April 2023). (Christian Association of World Languages)
  • “Understanding the Written Word through Popular Culture in Japan.” Evangelical Missiological Society no. 30 (October 2022): 191-202.
  • “Willa Cather’s Use of Psalms in My Ántonia.” Willa Cather Review 63.1 (2022).
  • “Jane Austen’s Lady Susan as a Possible Source of Inspiration behind C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.” Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature 40.1 (2021).
  • “The Vision of the Apostle John in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation.’” Flannery O’Connor Review 19 (2021).
  • “The Fairy Tale World of Korean Dramas (K-Dramas): Using Korean Pop Culture for Evangelism.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 55.3 (July 2019).
  • “Becoming a Little Child in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.” The Dickensian (Winter 2015: 284-285 (Dickens Fellowship, UK).
  • “The Book of Proverbs in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 36 (2014): 211-213. (The Jane Austen Society of North America).
  • “Thomas Hardy and the Samaritan Woman in the Gospel of John.” Hardy Society Journal 9.2 (2013): 77-78.
  • “Charles Dickens’ Jacob Marley and the Gospel of St Mark.” Notes and Queries 61.4 (2014): 547. (Oxford University Press)
  • “The Monkey and the Fish.” (Article on my short-term mission experiences in Yucatan, Mexico). Evangelical Missions Quarterly 49.2 (2013): 274-280.
  • “Tess of the D’Urbervilles and the Transfiguration of Christ.” Hardy Society Journal 8.2 (2012).
  • “Thomas Hardy’s Ironic Use of Scripture in Tess of the D’Urbervilles.” The Thomas Hardy Yearbook 39 (2011): 73. (St. Peter Port Eng.: Toucan Press).
  • “The Catholic and Nahuatl Elements in Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo.” Journal of Christianity and World Languages: 11 (2010): 14-27.
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