Prof. Francis YipDirector and Associate Professor

    Research Profile

    The common theme of my research interests is the intersection of theology and society. Past and present research projects include: Paul Tillich’s critique of capitalism and modernity, Protestant theological discourse in contemporary China, and the social engagement of Hong Kong Christianity.

    Teaching Profile

    Systematic Theology I & II; Methods and Paradigms of Christian Studies; Christianity and Social Change; Theology and Social Thought of Paul Tillich

    Selected Publications

    “Christianity and the Political Religion of China.” In Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging. Edited by Leerom Medovoi and Elizabeth Bentley. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, forthcoming.

    “Ecclesiological Reflections amidst the Prevalence of Internet Media” (in Chinese). In New People in the Internet Media, edited by Ka-Fai Wong, 147–152. Hong Kong: Divinity School of Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017.

    We Believe: A Commentary on the Nicene Creed (in Chinese). Co-authored with Lung-kwong Lo. Hong Kong: Chinese Christian Literature Council, 2014.

    Capitalism as Religion? A Study of Paul Tillich’s Interpretation of Modernity. Harvard Theological Studies, no.59.. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School; Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2010.

    “Protestant Christianity in Contemporary China.” In Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societies, edited by James Miller, pp.175–205. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006.

    Chinese Theology in State-Church Context: A Preliminary Study (in Chinese). Hong Kong: Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, 1997.


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    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Shatin, NT
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