Prof. Hon Ho IPAssistant Professor

    Research Profile

    Roman Economy in light of New Institutional economics
    Socio-Rhetorical interpretation: Letter to Philemon (Past) and Philippians (Current)
    Interpretation of New Testament under the influence of social media and big data
    Material culture: Roman house investigation
    Pauline economic ethics
    New Testament respond to poverty in Roman economy and contemporary capitalist society

    Teaching Profile

    Biblical Greek
    Approaches to Christian Studies
    Introduction to New Testament
    Pauline studies
    Roman Economy and New Testament Studies

    Selected Publications

    IP, Alex Hon Ho. A Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation of the Letter to Philemon in Light of the New Institutional Economics: An Exhortation to Transform from Master-Slave Economic Relationship to Brotherly Loving Relationship. 2nd series of Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament (WUNT II). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017.

    IP, Alex Hon Ho. “A Christian Response to the Conflicting Relationship between Slave and Master in a Christian Household.” Scrinium 14 (2018):25-36.

    Ip, Alex Hon Ho. “An Economic Analysis of the Perception of ‘Grief’ in the Letter to Philippians in the Light of New Institutional Economics (NIE)”. Scrinium 16 (2020): 3-19.

    IP, Alex Hon Ho. “Sociorhetorical Interpretation and Economics: An Exploration of the Economic Rhetoric in the New Testament in Light of New Institutional Economics,” in The Nations Strike Back: International Sociorhetorical Exploration. Edited by Vernon Robbins and Roy Jeal. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2021. (Forthcoming)

    IP, Alex Hon Ho. “The Structural Problems of Hong Kong underlying the Social Movement in Light of New Institutional Economics: From Crony to Authoritarian Capitalism,” in Hong Kong Protests and Political Theology. Edited by Francis Yip and Kwok Pui Lan. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2021.

    IP, Alex Hon Ho. “A Study on the Relationship between Social Media Using Pattern of Christian in Hong Kong and their Biblical Interpretations in Big Data Era,” in The Philosophy of Early Christianity in the Era of Digitalization. Edited by Chin Kenpa and Yip Mei Loh. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Press. (Forthcoming)

    Ip, Alex Hon Ho. “the Inheritance of Hellenistic Culture in the Early Roman Empire in the Light of New Institutional Economics and its Implications for New Testament Interpretation: Using the Athenian Agora as an Example,” in Hellenism, Early Judaism and Early Christianity: Transmission and Transformation of Ideas. Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte. Edited by Radka Fialova, Jiri Hoblik and Petr Kitzler. DeGruyter, 2021. (Forthcoming)

    Ip, Alex Hon Ho.. Loving Resistance and Resistance Through Love: A New Reading of the Letter to Philemon’s Power of Love in time of Suppression. Oregon: Wift and Stock Publisher. (Forthcoming)


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