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Curriculum Vitae Dr. CHENG Yang-en


CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal Details

Date of Birth 21 April 21 1957
Place of Birth Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality Taiwanese

Education

Princeton Theological Seminary, U.S.A.

Period 1994
Degree Ph.D.
Dissertation The theology of the Calvinist resistance movement: A theological study of the French calvinist resistance literature (1572-1579)

Taiwan Theological Seminary, Taiwan

Period 1984
Degree Master of Divinity

National Chung-Hsin University, Taiwan

Period 1979
Degree B.A.

Areas of Specialization

  • History of Christianity and History of Christian Doctrines, with special concentration on the Reformation Studies and Reformed Theology
  • History of Christianity in Taiwan
  • Two-Third World Theologies
  • Indigenous and Contextual Theology

Professional Experience

2001-2006 International Coordinator, Theological Commission of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians
1998-2005 Member of the Faith and Order Commission, World Council of Churches
1995-2005 Project Leader of the Chronicle Project of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan
2000-2005 >Member and Co-Moderator of the Committee on Faith, Mission and Unity, Christian Conference of Asia
1997-2000, 2003-2004 Editor in Chief, Taiwan Journal of Theology
1997-2000 Chair of the Church History Committee of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan
1996-2000 Executive member of the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs, Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Society of Church History
  • Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
  • Calvin Studies Society
  • Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS)
  • Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT)
  • International Congress of Calvin Research

Selected Publications

Books

(with Chen Nan-jou, Huang Po-ho) (eds.) Bible, interpretation and context - festschrift honoring the retirement of Dr. I-Jin Loh. Taipei: Yung-Wang, 2001.

Memories and heritage of faith: Biographical sketches of significant figures in the church history of Taiwan. Tainan: Jen-Kuang, 2001. (In Chinese)

(ed.) A short biography of George Leslie Mackay. Tainan: Jen-Kuang, 2000. (In Chinese)

History and faith: A Christian perspective on Taiwan and the world. Tainan: Jen-Kuang, 1999. (In Chinese)

(with Natalie Lin) (co ed.) The growth and deepening of faith: An collection of essays on Christian education. Tainan: Jen-Kuang, 1998. (In Chinese)

(ed.) Human being and Christian life: Faith seeking understanding (2). Tainan: Jen-Kuang, 1998. (In Chinese)

(ed.) God and theology: Faith seeking understanding (1). Tainan: Jen-Kuang, 1997. (In Chinese)

Studies on Christian views of history: An analytical synthesis of the existential and heilsgeschichte views of history. Taipei: Yung-Wang, 1985. (In Chinese)

Articles

"An introduction to the current scholarship and related literature on Calvin studies." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vo1. 25. Taipei: Taiwan Theological Seminary, 2003. Pp.115-138.

"A sustainable spirituality and compassion for the people and the land." In Chung, Sook Ja & Marlene Perela (eds.), Sustaining Spiritualities with Living Faiths in Asia in the Context of Globalization. Colombo: Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians, 2002. Pp. 30-43.

"Jean Morely and the democratization of the ecclesiastical polity in the early Calvinist tradition." In Sou-Young Lee (ed.), Calvin in Asian Churches, Vol. I, Proceedings of the Asian Congress on Calvin Research. Seoul: Korean Calvin Society, 2002. Pp. 353-385.

"The historical development of moral views in the medical mission of the Taiwanese Church." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vo1. 24, Taipei: Taiwan Theological Seminary, 2002. pp.189-214.

"What new song shall we sing?—A review of the theory and practice of Asian theologies from a Taiwanese perspective." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vo1. 23, Taipei: Taiwan Theological Seminary, 2001. Pp. 161-199.

"A preliminary discussion on the methodologies and approaches of contextual historical theology in Taiwan." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vo1. 23, Taipei: Taiwan Theological Seminary, 2001. Pp.17-29.

"The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and the Taiwanese society: A centennial historical review." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vo1. 22, Taipei: Taiwan Theological Seminary, 2000. Pp. 1-22.

"A look at the relationship between religious spirituality and social culture from the perspective of the development of Christianity—Its significance for the Taiwanese society." In Huang Chong-Leh (ed.), Crises and Turning Points for Taiwan,.Taipei: Chien-Wei, 2001. Pp. 219-238.

"A historical review of Christianity in Taiwan at the turn of the century." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vo1. 20. Taipei: Taiwan Theological Seminary, 1998. Pp. 123-143.

"The idea of Logos in Justin Martyr’s writings." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vol. 10, Taipei: Taiwan Theological Seminary, March 1988. Pp. 255-73.

"Building a harmonious society in Taiwan – An analysis from the ideological perspective." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vo1. 18, Taipei: Taiwan Theological Seminary, 1996. Pp. 121-130.

"The Bible and the critique of ideology." In Reading the Bible Through Asian Eyes, Hong Kong: Christian Conference of Asia, 1996. Pp. 91-93.

"Peter Abelard and world religiosity – A study of his Dialogus inter Philosophum, Iudaeum et Christianum." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vol. 15, Taipei, Taiwan Theological Seminary, March 1993. Pp. 83-97

"An autonomous kingdom of God? – A reappraisal of Luther’s view of secular authority." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vol. 14, Taipei: Taiwan Theological Seminary, March 1992. pp. 167-85.

"Ernst Troeltsch and Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The identity of Christianity in the modern world." Taiwan Journal of Theology, Vol. 13, Taipei: Taiwan Theological Seminary, March 1991. Pp. 117-39.

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