M.Div. (Evangel Seminary);
Th.D. (U of Heidelberg)
Common Chan’s research and teaching focus on biblical studies concerning social-scientific criticism, interdisciplinary interpretation and Wirkungsgeschichte (Urchristentum in particular). He teaches courses on Jesus Christ in Asian Contexts, Apocalypses & Apocalypticism, Extracanonical Literature & Contexts of NT, Flavius Josephus, Religion and Literature of Bible, etc. His current research interests include “Bible and Archaeology” in light of cultural memory.
He is the author of “The Apocalypse of John & the later development of ‘Jesus Movement’: As an Example of Sino (Public Biblical) Theology”(2011, in Chinese): 351-68; “The Ending of the Gospel of Mark: Lu Xun’s Revenge (II) as Starting Point” (2013, in Chinese); “Reading the Matthean Apocalypse (Matt. 24-25) in the Glocalization Context of Hong Kong’s Bourgeois Society and Middle-class Churches” in N. W. Duran and J. P. Grimshaw (ed.), Matthew: Texts @ Context (Minn.: Fortress Press, 2013) & Eine sozialwissenschaftliche Untersuchung der Metapher des Lammes in der Johannesapokalypse. Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht; Freiburg, Schweiz: Universitätsverlag, 2013, German Version in press).