Prof. Stephen LakkisAssociate 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).




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