Alex Hon-Ho Ip


Alex Hon-Ho Ip
Assistant Professor
BEcon, MEcon, PGDE (HKU); MDiv, PhD (CUHK)

Tel: (852) 3943 5148

gramme Director, Diploma Programme in Christian Thought and Practice & Certificate Programme in Christian Thought and Practice Director, Kairos Academy for Theology and Life Forma
Research Interests
  1. Using Institutional Economic Theory to investigate Roman Economy
  2. Pauline letters
  3. Socio-rhetorical interpretation
  4. Economics and New Testament interpretation
  5. Economy, Spirituality and Christian living
  6. Market Spirituality and Church model

Economic Topoi in Pauline corpus

  1. 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 in 2nd series of Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament (WUNT II) Mohr Siebeck, 2017.
  2. 《經濟與信仰》。香港:基督教文藝出版社,(即將出版)。
  3. 《看見鄰舍、看見使命》。香港:基督徒學生福音團契,2016。
  4. 《社會企業:信仰實踐與反思》。香港:基督教文藝出版社,2013。
  5. 《社企與信仰》。香港:思網絡,2010。
  6. 《尋找豐盛生命》。香港:匯美出版社,2011。
  1. “A Christian Response to the Conflicting Relationship between Slave and Master in a Christian Household”. Scrinium 14 (2018):1-12.
  2. “Economic perspective of Sociorhetorical Interpretation”. (Paper will be published at SBL press International Voices in Biblical Studies in 2018.)
  3. 〈在資本主義社會下的職青牧養〉,《再思青少年牧養:現況、理念與策略 》。香港:中文大學崇基學院神學院,2011。
  4. “Christ-centered exegesis of Paul’s use of ‘Koinonia’ in Philemon in light of the suppressive Greco-Roman system.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, London, November 2011.
  5. “Contractual Nature of ‘Peculium’: An Economic Explanation from New Institutional Economics.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, London, November 2011.
  6. “An Economic Analysis of Manumission in Greco Roman Slavery System from the New Institutional Economics Perspective.” Paper presented at Early Christianity and Ancient Economy Group. Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2012.
  7. “Engaging New Institutional Economics in understanding Ancient Economy: using the slavery system in Roman Empire as a test case.” Presented at Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Chicago, US, 2012.
  8. “The Economic Relationship between Masters and Slaves in the First Century in light of New Institutional Economics.” Presented at Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Baltimore, US, 2013.
  9. “Exploring economic topoi in Philemon in light of New Institutional Economics.” Presented at SBL Annual Meeting, Atlanta, US, 2015.