Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts
BA, MDiv (CUHK) ; PhD (Lond.)
Lai Pan Chiu usually teaches courses related to the study of Christianity, religious pluralism, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Science, etc.
His academic interests include Modern Christian Thought, Inter-religious Dialogue, Christianity and Chinese Culture, Environmental Ethics, and Religion & Natural Science.
In addition to the lecture series delivered at the Heidelberg Ecumenical Forum at the University of Heidelberg in 2002, he delivered the Edward Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham in 2006. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals / book series and has published over one hundred journal articles or book chapters.
After publishing several monographs on Christian theology and a few edited volumes concerning Buddhist-Christian and Christian-Confucian Dialogue, he published recently a book on Mahayana Christian Theology (2011, received the 33rd Christopher Tang Christian Literature Award), another on theology and culture (2011), and a third on religion and science (co-author, 2012).