Francis Ching-Wah YIP


Francis Ching-Wah YIP
Associate Professor
BSocSc, MDiv (CUHK); ThD (Harvard)

Tel: (852) 3943 8151

Director, The Centre for Christian Studies
Associate Director (Research & Publication), DSCCC
Research Interests
  1. Theology and Social Thought of Paul Tillich
  2. Christianity, modernity, and global capitalism
  3. Hong Kong Christianity
  4. Chinese Protestant Theology and Practices

The task of systematic theology is “reinterpretation of the tradition for the present situation” (David Tracy). This is the task for every generation of theologians, including pastor, preachers, church musicians, lay leaders, and seminary teachers. Systematic theology is not simple reiteration of what theologians have said in the past, but reinterpretation of it for the present situation. The Christian tradition to be reinterpreted, which includes biblical writings and church dogmas that are regarded by many as universally and everlastingly valid, is itself the product of intended or unintended responses to the social, cultural, ecclesial, and historical contexts that have been shaping it. The meaning, significance, and implications of any aspect of the tradition thus cannot be properly understood apart from these contexts.

Theology and Politics in Hong Kong Christianity: Sermons, Prayers and Disputes, 2013-2014

  1. 葉菁華、盧龍光:《我們信:尼西亞信經釋義》。香港:基督教文藝出版社,2014。
  2. Capitalism as Religion? A Study of Paul Tillich’s Interpretation of Modernity. Cambridge, Mass., United States of America: Harvard Theological Studies, Harvard, 2010.
  3. 《尋真求全:中國神學與政教處境初探》。香港:基督教中國宗教文化研究社,1997。


  1. 〈網絡媒體盛行下教會論的反思 〉。載《新.網中人》,王家輝編,147-152。香港:香港中文大學崇基學院神學院,2017。
  2. 〈反思教派主義〉。《崇基載道易筋篇》。香港:中文大學崇基學院神學院,2015。19-26。
  3. 〈資本主義作為魔魅權勢與社企的含混性〉。《社會企業:信仰實踐與反思》。紀治興等編。香港:基督教文藝出版社,2013。155-164。
  4. 〈「知己知彼」研究計劃:社會學研究對香港「教會現況學」的貢獻〉。《教牧職事的召命:神學、靈性、實踐》。李耀全編。香港:香港中文大學崇基學院神學院,2009。104-110。
  5. 〈尼撒的貴格利論身體〉。《山道期刊》10(2007):22-33。
  6. 〈蒂利希對現代性的理解與批判〉。《蒂利希與漢語神學》。陳家富編。香港:道風書社,2006。291-311。
  7. “Protestant Christianity in Contemporary China.” In Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societies, edited by James Miller. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006. 175-205.
  8. “Protestant Christianity and Popular Religion in China: A Case of Syncretism?” Ching Feng 42, no.34 (1999): 130-175. (German version: “Protestantisches Christentum und Volksreligion in China: Ein Fall von Synkretismus?” In Christentum chinesisch in Theorie und Praxis. Edited by Monika Gansbauer. Translated by Helga Voigt. Hamburg: EMW, China InfoStelle, 2003. 27-60)