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Chung Yuan Christian University

   Prof. Jing-Jong Luh, Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Hermeneutics

   Prof. Chin Ken Pa, Head of Department

 

Taipei Theological Seminary 

   Prof. Shang-Jen Chen, Assistant Professor

   Prof. Yang-En Cheng, Professor of Church History

   Prof. Wan-Lin Hsu, Assistant Professor of Old Testament Theology 

   Prof. Hong-Hsin Lin, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy

   Prof. Shu-Ying Shih, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

 

 

Chung Yuan Christian University

 

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Prof. Jing-Jong Luh

Prof. LuhProfessor of Philosophy of Religion and Hermeneutics

Graduate School of Religion
Chung Yuan Christian University
200, Chang Pei Rd.
Chung-Li, Taiwan 32023 R.O.C.

Phone: 886-3-265-6553
Fax: 886-3-265-6598

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Research Profile

Prof. Luh's ultimate concern in his academic work is the dialogue between philosophy and theology. Intellectual history, German idealism and contemporary hermeneutics are the principal subjects of his research. His current interest is synthesizing these two ways of philosophical thinking, so he is  conceptualizing the so-called dialectical-systematical hermeneutics as a meta-theory for hermeneutics and a methodology for philosophy and theology.

Teaching Profile

For seven years  he has simultaneously taught at the Graduate School of Religion of Chung Yuan Christian University and at the Graduate School of Philosophy of National Central University. Therefore he has attempted to develop seminars to satisfy both interests such as: methodology of thinking, readings in hermeneutical classics, the study of German idealism, topics in the philosophy of religion, philosophical or theological ethics, aesthetics, anthropology, psychology, etc.

Selected Publications

Gadamers Hermeneutik: Ihre Entwicklung, ihre systematische Bedeutung und ihr Verhältnis zu Hegels Dialektik. Köln, 1998.

"The Means or the Way? Hegel’s Criticism of Methodical Epistemology and his Paradigm-Revolution of the Philosophical Method — An Interpretation of Paragraphs 1 to 8 from the 'Introduction' to Phenomenology of Spirit," The National Chengchi University Philosophical Journal 6 (2001): 135-172.

"The Principle of Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics--The Historicality of Understanding and the Hermeneutical Circle," National Taiwan University Philosophical Review 25 (2002): 211-260.

"The Dialectical Tension in Dasein as In-der-Welt-sein: Primary Research into Concrete Subjectivity under a Compendium of the Context of Core-Thinking in Heidegger’s Being and Time," Chung Yuan Journal 30:4 (2002): 531-550.

"Hermeneutik der Hoffnung und Idee des Guten: Ein Dialogversuch zwischen Moltmanns Theologie und abendländischer Philosophie," in Sino-Theologie und das Denken Jürgen Moltmanns. Frankfurt a.M.:Peter Lang, 2004: 213-240.

"Überblick einer Gadamerschen ideengeschichtlichen Darstellung der Hermeneutik: Die Etymologie des Begriffs und seine Bedeutungsgeschichte von der Antike bis Dilthey," International Journal of Philosophy 12 (2004): 33-80.

Philosophical Hermeneutics: „Geschehen“-Dialectics of History, Spirit and Dialog. Taipei: Wunan 2004.

"Von der Geschichtlichkeit zur Sachlichkeit in Wahrheit und Methode: Eine text- und systemimmanente Darstellung von 'Vorurteile' zum 'Zeitenabstand'," International Journal of Philosophy (2005): 57-95.

"Freedom and Determinism: Conceptual-Linguistic and -Historical Research and a Hermeneutical Reflection on the Kant-Model," in National Taiwan University Philosophical Review 15 (2006): 37-70.

"Der neue Weg der Meta-Physik als philosophische Wissenschaft: Programm einer dialektisch-systematischen Hermeneutik," in D. Fonfara, ed. Metaphysik als Wissenschaft: Festschrift für K. Düsing zum 65. Geburtstag. Freiburg: Alber, 2006: 466-480.

 

 

 

Prof. Chin Ken Pa

Prof. PaHead of Department

Graduate School of Religion
Chung Yuan Christian University
200, Chang Pei Rd.
Chung-Li, Taiwan 32023 R.O.C.

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Research Profile

(A) Critical Theory
(B) Post-modernism
(C) Western theology in the 20th century
(D) Sino-theology

Selected Publications

God, Relationship and Narrative. Taipei 2000, Shanghai 2008 (in Chinese).

The (Im)possibility of Faith. Hong Kong, 2004 (in Chinese).

The Round Table of Sino Theology – collections of articles (1999) - editor, in Chinese.

Bonhoeffer and Sino Theology (2004) – editor, in Chinese

Interpretation – Scripture (2008) – editor, in Chinese

"What is Sino-Theology?" in Sino Christian Studies 1 (2006); "Che cos è la 'teologia sino-cristiana'?," in Concilium XLIV (2008). Brescia, Italy; "Qué es la teología sino-cristiana?" Concilium 325 (2008), Estella/Navarra, Spain; "Was ist sino-christliche Theologie?" Concilium (Juni 2008), Grunewald, Germany; "What is 'Sino-Christian Theology'?" Concilium 2 (2008), London: SCM Press.

"State and God: On Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology," Logos and Pneuma (2007), Hong Kong.

"God’s Eyes, Law and Public", Journal of Christian Culture (2007), Beijing.

"Religion and Public Life," Fu Jen Religious Studies, Taipei.

"Deconstruction and via negativa: Derrida on God as Gift,"  Sino Christian Studies 5 (2008).

 

Taiwan Theological College and Seminary

20 Lane 2-Section 2 Yang Teh Highway
Shilin 11106 Taipei
Taiwan

Phone: +886 2 882-2370
Fax: +886 2 881-6940 

http://www.taitheo.org.tw 

 

Global Research Network Classes

Contextual Theologies
Sino-theology
Missionary Histories and Theology of Cross-Fertilization -- Comparative Studies of Early Western Christianity and Modern Asian Missions
Reformed Theologies and Current Theological Trends
Spirituality and Gender in the Context of Taiwan
The Theology of John Calvin
Introduction to the Old Testament
Old Testament Exegesis

 

 

Prof. Shang-Jen Chen

Assistant Professor at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary

20, Lane 2, Sec. 2, Yang Teh Highway
Shihlin Taipei
Taiwan 111

Phone: (886) 2- 2882-7892

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Research Profile

To what extent do Confucian ethics and the premodern and agricultural ethos remain influential in Taiwanese society today? What are the causes that change and reshape family ethics? Prof. Chen is interested in studying the changes in ethos in Taiwan. He also engages in making comparative studies of the New Confucian ethics and contemporary Christian thought in the West, with a particular focus on family ethics.  He is attempting to demonstrate that covenant is a moral structure indigenous to Taiwanese culture and can be revived and reformed in order to achieve the goal of constructing a family ethic suitable for modern Taiwanese society.

Teaching Profile 

Prof. Chen has taught "Christian Ethics" since Fall 2004.  He also offers elective courses such as "Ethics in Pastoral Ministry" and "The Ethics of Sex, Marriage, and the Family."  In the near future he plans to offer an elective course called "Theology and Ethics of H. Richard Niebuhr & Reinhold Niebuhr."

Selected Publications

"Sworn Brotherhoods—An Ethological Study of the Chinese Covenants," Zhejian Academic Journal 138 (2003). (in Chinese)

"Stanley Hauerwas and Communitarian Ethics," Taiwan Journal of Theology 24 (2002). (in Chinese)

"Hu Shih and His Attitude toward Religion" in Zhongxin Wang, ed. Christianity and China. Scarborough, Ontario: Christian Communication, Inc., 2002. (in Chinese)

"The Ethical Implications of The Covenant Traditions in the Hebrew Bible," Taiwan Journal of Theology 27 (2006). (in Chinese)

 

 

Prof. Yang-En Cheng

Professor of Church History and Acting Principal

Prof. Cheng20, Lane 2, Yangteh Highway, Sec. 2
111, Shihlin, Taipei
Taiwan

Phone: 886-2-28822370
Fax: 886-2-28810285

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Research Profile

Prof. Cheng's research interests lie in two main areas: the question of the contextualisation of the Reformed Tradition, namely the reception and appropriation of the Reformed Tradition in the Taiwanese context; and the relationship between Gospel and culture (“culture” defined in the sense of “living expressions of religious, spiritual, moral, intellectual and ideational beliefs”) in general and particularly in the Asian and Taiwanese contexts.

Teaching Profile

a. History of Christianity and History of Christian Doctrines, with a special concentration on Reformation Studies and Reformed Theology.
b. History of Christianity in Taiwan.
c. Two-Third World Theologies.
d. Indigenous and Contextual Theologies.

Selected Publications

"Ernst Troeltsch and Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Identity of Christianity in the Modern World," Taiwan Journal of Theology 13 (1991): 117-139.

"A Historical Review of Christianity in Taiwan at the Turn of the Century," Taiwan Journal of Theology 20 (1998): 123-143.

History and Faith: A Christian Perspective on Taiwan and the World. Tainan: Jen-Kuang, 1999.

"What New Song Shall We Sing?—A Review of the Theory and Practice of Asian Theologies from a Taiwanese Perspective," Taiwan Journal of Theology 23 (2001): 161-199.

"Calvin on the Work of the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts," Taiwan Journal of Theology 27 (2005): 173-206.

Contextualizing Christianity in Taiwan: Collected Essays on the History of Christianity in Taiwan. Tainan: Jen-Kwang, 2005.

 

 

Prof. Wan-Lin Hsu

Assistant Professor of Old Testament Theology at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary

Prof. Hsu

4F, No 11-2, Lane 18, Sec. 2
Heping E. Raod
Taipei 10662
Taiwan

Phone: 02-83693159
Fax: 02-28816940

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Research and Teaching Profile

Prof. Hsu teaches Biblical Theology, Old Testament Exegesis, Biblical Hebrew, Psalms, Deuteronomy, Ezra and Nehemiah.  He is also researching the role of prophets in the Hebrew Bible, and the relationship between the groups of King, Scribe, Elder, Prophet, and Priest in the post-exilic period.


 

Prof. Hong-Hsin Lin

Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy

Prof. Lin

20, Lane 2, Sec. 2
Yang Te Rd.
Shihlin, Taipei 111
Taiwan

Phone: 02-28810413
Fax: 02-88611835

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Research Profile

Are we really enlightened? In Taiwan, with thousands of years of feudal traditions from pre-modern society, the overall invasion of modern technological civilization in society, and the introduction of postmodern thinking, the result has been that pre-modern traditional authority, modern self-centredness and post-modern de-centredness have been mixed up together.  It is important to re-evaluate how we understand the value of human beings from the perspective of the Christian faith by considering those who live under a social system emphasizing traditional authority, those who are self-centred and seek to dominate all of nature, and those who are de-centred and intend to deny self and any kind of center at the same time. Prof. Lin is also interested in the dialogue between Christianity and Chinese culture.

Teaching Profile 

Prof. Lin teaches systematic theology, the history of Christian thought, hermeneutics and theology and the philosophy of great thinkers mainly in the context of the seminary with its ecclesiastical calling. He also teaches from the perspective of the university on account of the rise of Christian Studies among those who adopt Chinese culture and language, such as Sino-theology.

Selected Publications 

The Theology of Calvin, 1994 (in Chinese).

The History of Christian Doctrine (2 vols.), 1995 (in Chinese).

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, 1997 (in Chinese).

(with Peter Lang) Die Person des Heiligen Geistes als Thema der Pneumatologie in der reformierten Theologie, 1998.

The Theology of J. Moltmann, 2002 (in Chinese).

 

 

Prof. Shu-Ying Shih

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Prof. Shih

20, Lane 2
Yang Teh Highway, Sec. 2
111, Shihlin, Taipei
Taiwan

Phone: 886-2-28822370—247
Fax: 886-2-28812479

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Research Profile

Prof. Shih's research aims at developing an understanding of Christian female spirituality in Taiwan.  Taiwan is home to two matriarchal societies among the indigenous population (Amis and Puyuma).  Study of these two tribes will be particularly valuable in this research context as Christians form a majority of their population. The aim is to engage in a comparative study, examining the diversities of spiritual perception and formation in matriarchal and patriarchal societies in Taiwan, with a particular focus on the element of "gender and belief."

Teaching Profile

a The Theology of John Calvin
b Christianity and Social Thought
c Spirituality and Gender

Selected Publications 

“Calvin's Conception of the Imago Dei in the Institutes of the Christian Religion,” Logos & Pneuma: Chinese Journal of Theology 21 (2004): 115-140.

"The Correlation Between the Knowledge of God and of the Self and the Exercise of the Imago Dei
in the Institutes of the Christian Religion from 1536 to 1559," Taiwan Journal of Theology 26 (2004):147-158.

"To Distinguish between the Good and the Evil---Dietrich Bonhoeffer's view on Good and Evil in
His Commentary on Genesis 1-3," Taiwan Journal of Theology 27 (2005): 95-111.

"The Responsible life in Calvin's Theology and Its Relation to Modernity," Logos & Pneuma: Chinese Journal of Theology 25 (2006): 99-117.

"The Concept of Demon Possession in Calvin's New Testament Commentaries," in Taiwan Journal of Theology 28 (2007): 81-99.

 

 

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Chung Yuan Christian University

   Prof. Jing-Jong Luh, Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Hermeneutics

   Prof. Chin Ken Pa, Head of Department

 

Taipei Theological Seminary 

   Prof. Shang-Jen Chen, Assistant Professor

   Prof. Yang-En Cheng, Professor of Church History

   Prof. Wan-Lin Hsu, Assistant Professor of Old Testament Theology 

   Prof. Hong-Hsin Lin, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy

   Prof. Shu-Ying Shih, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
 
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