Prof. Michaelis Christoffel DippenaarAssociate 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

    鄧開福/Dippenaar, M.C. 「從新約的角度探討戰爭、和平與正義」。《神學與教會》41/2(2016):629-640.

    Dippenaar, M.C. “Table Fellowship and Lukan Theology: God’s Invitation to the Banquet.” Theology and the Church 41/2(2016):641-685.

    Dippenaar, M.C.「餐桌團契與路加神學:來自上帝的赴宴邀請」。《神學與教會》41/2(2016):686-720.

    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.




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