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National Central University

   Prof. J. Lee, Associate Professor of Philosophy

   Prof. J. J. Luh, Professor of Philosophy

   Prof. Y.-P. Sun, Associate Professor of Philosophy

 

Tainan Theological College and Seminary

   Prof. Michaelis Christoffel Dippenaar, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

   Prof. Stephen Lakkis, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

   Prof. I-to Loh, Professor of Church Music

 

National Central University

 

National Central University

No. 300, Zhongda Rd.,

Zhongli District, Taoyuan City 32001

Taiwan (R.O.C.)

 

Website: http://www.ncu.edu.tw



Prof. Jack Lee

Prof. Lee

Associate Professor of Graduate Institute of Philosophy

Associate Dean of College of Liberal Arts

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Research Profile

Personal Identity, Philosophy of Death, Applied Ethics. Seminars offered on the Metaphysics of Death, Applied Ethics, Animal Rights, and Environmental Ethics. Also teaches Logic.

Selected Publications

A. Books

Can Death Be a Harm to the Person Who Dies? London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

(edited) Sustainability and Quality of Life, Palo Alto, CA: Ria University Press, 2010. (Philosopher’s Index)

(edited with Tandy, Charles) Death and Anti-Death, Vol. 10: Ten Years After John Rawls (1921–2002), Palo Alto, CA: Ria University Press, 2012. (Philosopher’s Index)

B. Articles

Commentary on Lamont's When Death Harms Its Victims.” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (1999): 349–357. (A&HCI / Philosopher’s Index)

Is the Yellow Ball Green?” Sorites 19 (2007): 87–91. (Philosopher’s Index)

Are All Animals Equal?” Studies on Humanities and Ecology in Taiwan 10 (2008): 73–87.

How Should Animals Be Treated?” Ethics, Place and Environment 11 (2008): 181–189. (Philosopher’s Index)

Regan and Intrinsic Value.” Applied Ethics Review 47 (2009): 43–54.

Regan and Animal Rights.” Applied Ethics Review 47 (2009): 1–7.

 

 

Prof. Jing-Jong Luh

Prof. LuhProfessor and Director of the Research Center for Hermeneutics and Intercultural Philosophy

Graduate Institute of Philosophy


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Research Profile

Prof. Luh’s ultimate concern is the dialogue between philosophy and theology, between Eastern and Western Cultures. German idealism and contemporary hermeneutics are the principal subjects of his research. His current interest is synthesizing these two ways of thinking in conceptualizing so-called systemic hermeneutics as a meta-theory for hermeneutics and a methodology for philosophy, theology (especially Sino-philosophy and Sino-theology), and intercultural studies.

Teaching Profile

Teaching Profile

Prof. Luh has developed seminars aimed at satisfying interests at the Graduate School of Religion of CYCU and at the Graduate Institute of Philosophy of NCU such as: methodology, hermeneutics, continental philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophical or theological ethics, aesthetics, anthropology, psychology, etc., and now also in Sino-philosophy, systemic intercultural philosophy, and applied ethics.

Selected Publications

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

2004. “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, 213–240.

2006. “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, 466–480.

2008.7. “Sein, Subjekt und Akt – Gott der philosophischen Trinität: ein kritisch-hermeneutischer Dialog zwischen dem deutschen Idealismus und der ethischen Theologie Bonhoeffers”, in Christus und Welt: Bonhoeffer und Sino-Theologie, Clifford Green and Thomas Tseng eds., Chung-Li: Chung Yuan Christian University, 145–209.

2010.12. “Vom hermeneuein zur Interkulturalität: Etymologie und Originalontologische Dynamik der systemischen Hermeneutik”, in Von der Hermeneutik zur interkulturellen Philosophie. Festschrift für Heinz Kimmerle zum 80. Geburtstag, Hamid Reza Yousefi and Henk Ooserling eds., Nordhausen: Bauz, 39–60.

2012.1. “Interkulturelle Form des Philosophierens am Beispiel der Hermeneutik”, in: Philosophie und Philosophiegeschichtsschreibung in einer veränderten Welt. Theorien – Probleme – Perspektiven, herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Hamid Reza Yousefi und Heinz Kimmerle, Nordhausen: Bauz, 269–281.

2013. “Toleranz in asiatischen Traditionen”, in: Toleranz im Weltkontext: Geschichten – Erscheinungsformen – Neue Entwicklungen, Hamid Reza Yousefi and Harald Seubert eds., Wiesbaden: Springer VS. 33–40.

2013. “Sino-Christentum: Konspekt seiner historischen Entwicklung und Prolegommenon seiner systemischen Philosophie der Theologie in interkultureller Hermeneutik”, in: Afrika begegnet China und Japan: Drei Wege der Rezeption und Transformation des Christentums westlicher Prägung, H. Kimmerle ed., Nordhausen: Bautz, 55–145.

2013. “Menschenrechte in asiatischen Traditionen”, in: Menschenrechte im Weltkontext: Geschichten – Erscheinungsformen – Neuere Entwicklungen, Hamid Reza Yousefi ed., Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 29–35.

2014.11. “Ethik in asiatischen Traditionen”, in: Ethik im Weltkontext, Geschichten – Erscheinungsformen – Neuere Konzepte, Hamid Reza Yousefi and Harald Seubert eds., Wiesbaden: Springer, 29–40.

 

 

Prof. Yun-Ping Sun

Prof. Sun

Professor and Director

Graduate Institute of Philosophy, National Central University (Taiwan)

 

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Website of Institute: http://www.ncu.edu.tw/~phi/

Research and Teaching Profile

Interested in boundary issues of philosophy, I have been teaching hermeneutics, phenomenology, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, especially in possible dialogue between German and French philosophers. Aside from Heidegger, Husserl, Scheler, I offered seminars about Nietzsche, Cassirer, Ricoeur, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, etc. to compare the image of man in their philosophy.

Selected Publications

2004.6. Das Sinnsuchende Individuum. Heideggers Anliegen. Dissertation, digitally published, (http://dochost.rz.hu-berlin.de/dissertationen/sun- yun-ping-2004-06-21/HTML/)

2004.8. Being and Freedom. Heidegger’s Comments on and Critiques of Kant’s View of Freedom. Soochow Journal of Philosophical Studies (10), P.145-177.

2006.6. Metaphysical Freedom: The Influence of Schelling’s Writings about Freedom on Heidegger’s Concept of Freedom. Aletheia: Nanhua Journal of Philosophy (11), P.143-184.

2007.7. The Different Types of Heidegger’s View of Freedom and Their Implications. NCCU Philosophical Journal (18), P.29-74.

2009.7. The Early Heidegger’s View of Time. Aletheia: Nanhua Journal of Philosophy (17), P.47-82.

2010.2. Contingency and Facticity: Heidegger’s Analysis of Dasein in Being and Time. Soochow Journal of Philosophical Studies (21), P.53-80.

2011.7. Nietzsche’s Deconstruction of Metaphysics and Its Implications in Human, All Too Human. NCCU Philosophical Journal (26), P.61-96.

2011.8. Text, Interpretation, Praxis: Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics in From Text To Action. Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture (470), P.21-39.

2012.7. Globalization: Its Twin Threats to Cultures. In: Globalization Dynamics: Psychological, Economic, Technological, and Cultural - Volume I: Problems, Cultural Intercourse. Edited by Kuang-ming Wu. July, 2012. New York: Nova Publishers. P.103-118.

2013.3. History and Life: Nietzsche’s Criticism of Historical Methodology and Teleology in Unfashionable Observations. NTU Philosophical Review (45), P.1-38.

2013.7. The Narrative “Proof” of God’s Existence in Ricœur’s Hermeneutics. Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture (447), P.105-122.

 

Tainan Theological College and Seminary


 

Prof. Michaelis Christoffel Dippenaar

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Associate Professor of Biblical Studies 

 

 

 

 

Research and Teaching Profile

Chris Dippenaar is a biblical scholar and biblical linguist with over two decades of experience in the Asian and especially Taiwanese context. He has taught at Trinity Theological College (Singapore), and the National Taiwan University’s Department of Philosophy, and currently teaches at Tainan Theological College and Seminary (Taiwan). His recent work has been on biblical hermeneutics, a biblical theology of prayer, and table fellowship in the New Testament.

He has a particular research and teaching focus on narrative approaches to the biblical traditions. This work spans the Gospels (especially Mark and Luke-Acts), the Pauline Letters (especially Romans, Corinthians and Galatians), as well as Old Testament literature (particularly Genesis, Samuel-Kings, Judges, and Ruth).

At the moment, his research interests are in the challenges of biblical ethics.

Selected Publications

Reading the Hebrew Scriptures [Chinese]. Taipei: Taosheng Publishers, 2000, 2004 & 2014.

“Table Fellowship and Lukan Christology I: Jesus as Guest of Tax Collectors and Pharisees”, Taiwan Journal of Theology 35 (2012): 1–43.

“Table Fellowship and Lukan Christology II: Jesus as Guest, Host and Servant of his Followers”, Taiwan Journal of Theology 36 (2013): 1–46.

“War, Peace and Justice: A New Testament Perspective”, Church and Society 5/2 (2002): 67–76.

“The Disciples in Mark: Narrative and Theology”, Taiwan Journal of Theology 17 (1995): 139–210.

“Prayer and Epistolarity: The Function of Prayer in the Pauline Letter Structure”, Taiwan Journal of Theology 16 (1994): 147–188.

“Reading Paul’s Letters: Epistolarity and the Epistolary Situation”, Taiwan Journal of Theology 15 (1993): 141–157.

 

Prof. Stephen Lakkis

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Center for Public Theology Taiwan

 

 

Research and Teaching Profile

Stephen Lakkis is a systematic theologian with a particular focus on political, public, and interdisciplinary theology, especially from an intercultural perspective. He was previously a research fellow at the bipartisan Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, and is a regular guest lecturer at the National Taiwan University School of Law. He is also director of the Center for Public Theology Taiwan.

His teaching profile spans Theological Anthropology, Public and Political Theology, Ecological Theology, Modern Theology, Disability and Human Rights, as well as the Science and Theology discourse.

His current international research work covers topics in theo-politics (especially with reference to Barth, Bonhoeffer, and Moltmann); business ethics and corporate responsibility; human vulnerability; nation-building and the social enhancement of life. His recent work has spanned topics in human rights, human genetics research, ecology, and political corruption.

Selected Publications

“Confession of Faith of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan”, in M. Hofheinz, R. Meyer zu Hörste-Bührer, F. van Oorschot (eds.), Reformiertes Bekennen heute. Bekenntnistexte der Gegenwart von Belhar bis Kappel (in press, 2015).

‘Exclusion and Release: Difference and Disunity in the Taiwanese Ecumenical Context’, in I. Zeltner-Pavlovic, F. Tuder, C. Hoffmann (eds.), Ökumenische Begegnungen: Zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ökumenische Forschung / Ecumenical Encounters: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Ecumenical Research Forum (Leipzig: Evangelischen Verlagsanstalt, 2015), 125–134.

A New Hope: Wolfhart Pannenberg and the Natural Sciences on Time (London: Cambridge Scholars, 2014).

‘Reforming Christian Anthropology in a Post-Soul Era’, Taiwan Journal of Theology 37 (2013): 99–129.

‘A Harmonious Plurality of Voices? Negotiating the Diversity and Pathology of the Spirit’, in G. Etzelmüller, H. Springhart (eds.), Gottes Geist und menschlicher Geist (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2013), 299–306.

‘A Genetic Heritage: The Role of the Presbyterian Church in Human Rights Development and the Defense of Minority Identity in Taiwan’, in H. Bedford-Strohm, F. Höhne, T. Reitmeier (eds.), Contextuality and Intercontextuality in Public Theology (Theology in the Public Square, Vol. 4; Zurich/Berlin: LIT, 2013), 183–196.

‘“Have you any right to be angry?” Lament as a measure of socio-political and theological context’, in E. Harasta, B. Brock (eds.), Evoking Lament. A Theological Discussion (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2009), 168–182 = ‘“Meinst Du, dass Du mit Recht zürnst?” Die Klage als soziopolitischer und theologischer Maßstab’, in E. Harasta (ed.), Mit Gott Klagen. Eine theologische Diskussion (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 2008), 177–193.

‘John Calvin and Human Rights’, Taiwan Journal of Theology 31 (2009), 175–197.

‘Re-evaluating Election. Metaphors of Identity and Claims of Exclusivity in Ecumenical and State Relations’, in S. Lakkis, S. Höschele, S. Schardien (eds.), Ökumene der Zukunft. Hermeneutische Perspektiven und die Suche nach Identität (Frankfurt a.M.: Lembeck, 2008), 134–156.

(ed. with S. Höschele, S. Schardien), Ökumene der Zukunft. Hermeneutische Perspektiven und die Suche nach Identität (Frankfurt a.M.: Lembeck, 2008).

 


Prof. I-to Loh

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 Professor of Church Music

 

 

 

Teaching and Research Profile

Professor I-to Loh has been described as Asia’s foremost church musician and ethnomusicologist. His main focus during his many years of work in Taiwan and numerous Asian seminaries has been to develop and cultivate contextual music and a contextual liturgy for Taiwan and Asia. Through an intense study of ethnomusicology, his guiding principle has been that in Asian churches “modernization” does not equal “Westernization”. Instead he has worked to develop deeply contextual music, and has published over 100 hymn compositions and anthems.

Apart from numerous Mandarin articles on the contextualization of music and worship, he was general editor of Sound the Bamboo: CCA Hymnal 2000, containing 315 Asian hymns from 22 countries in 45 languages. He is also general editor of Let the Asian Church Rejoice, containing 135 hymns in 22 languages, published in Singapore by Methodist School of Music and Trinity Theological College, 2015. He is also the editor of Seng-si 2009, The Official Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, containing 650 hymns, fifty percent Western, twenty-five percent Taiwanese, and twenty-five percent from the Third World.

Selected Publications

(general ed.) Let the Asian Church Rejoice, Methodist School of Music and Trinity Theological College, 2015.

“Music, East Asia,” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception 7, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2013.

“Ways of Contextualizing Church Music: Some Asian Examples,” in The Ethnodoxology Handbook, ICE, 2013, ed. Bill Harris et al.

“Sound the Bamboo: CCA Hymnal”, in Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, ed. J. R. Watson, 2013.

“Taiwan [Hymns]” in Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, ed. J. R.Watson, 2013.

In Search for Asian Sounds and Symbols in Worship. Edited and introduced by Michael N. C. Poon. Singapore: Trinity Theological College, CSCA Christianity in Southeast Asia Series, 2012.

Hymnal Companion to Sound the Bamboo: Asian hymns in Their Cultural and Liturgical Context. GIA Publications, Chicago, 2011.

(ed.) Seng-si, The Official Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, 2009.

Teach Us to Praise [Chinese]. Tainan: Taiwan Church Press (TCP), 1991; rev. ed. 2002.

(general ed.), Sound the Bamboo: CCA Hymnal 2000.

 

 

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National Central University

   Prof. J. Lee, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

   Prof. J. J. Luh, Professor of Philosophy

   Prof. Y.-P. Sun, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

 

Tainan Theological College and Seminary

   Prof. Michaelis Christoffel Dippenaar, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

   Prof. Stephen Lakkis, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

   Prof. I-to Loh, Professor of Church Music

 

 
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