I am an intellectual historian of religious and political ideas in early modern Britain. I aim at understanding the broader significance and implications of the accounts produced by theologians.
My doctoral thesis applies this interest to the thought of Thomas Barlow (1608/9-1691), a Reformed Anglican clergyman who survived the Interregnum in Oxford and made Bishop of Lincoln after the Restoration. A close study of his manuscripts in the Queen's College Library, Oxford, composed during the Interregnum reveals the ways in which a Reformed theologian engaged with a surprising extent of intellectual trends and political controversies of the time. One of my main thesis is that Barlow, the renowned Reformed don, tried to 'rationalise' Reformed theology, referring to Remonstrant and Catholic authors.
I was born in South Korea, and migrated to Japan at the age of sixteen and educated in Japanese institutions until I took the master's degree, except for one exchange year at Johns Hopkins University in the United States. For more details, please see my profile on a researcher portal based in Japan: https://researchmap.jp/sylvhana55/?lang=english
My DPhil degree and research are generously funded by Murata Foundation, Suenobu Foundation, and Japan Student Service Organisation.