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BSc in Computer Science (University of Hong Kong);
M.Div., M.Th. (Alliance Bible Seminary);
Dr. theol. (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

关于 任卓贤教授

Colten Yam received his Doctor of Theology from the Faculty of Protestant Theology of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. His research interests focus on Ancient Christianity (Patristics), including Augustine, the Cappadocian Fathers, Neoplatonism, Trinitarian theology in Ancient Christianity, and natural science in the Late Antiquity, etc.


He has published the monograph Trinity and Grace in Augustine: An Analysis of De trinitate 8-10 in Light of De spiritu et littera (Brill/Schöningh, 2019) plus about 10 articles and several book reviews, covering a broad range of themes in ancient Christianity – Latin and Greek Christian traditions, theology and philosophy, natural science and pagan culture.


He is currently working on his habilitation thesis “A Commentary on Basil of Caesarea's Hexaemeron” which investigates the theology of Basil of Caesarea as well as the relationship between Christianity and ancient Greek culture. He is also working on several articles covering topics like the Pneumatology of Augustine, Cyprian and diseases, and animals in Ancient Christianity.


    • Augustine and the Latin tradition
    • Basil of Caesarea and the Cappadocian Fathers
    • Philo of Alexandria
    • Trinitarian theology in Ancient Church
    • Natural science in Late Antiquity
    • Neoplatonism, Gnosticism and Manichaeism
    1. RGC Grant, General Research Fund “Natural Science in Early Christianity: A Case Study of Basil of Caesarea” (2024-25; Project no.: 14605023)
    2. RGC Grant, Early Career Scheme “Contextualizing De spiritu et littera: Analysis, Commentary and Latin-Chinese Bilingual Edition” (2022-24; Project no. 24620421, with an extra award HKD 50,000 for undertaking educational activities)
    3. “Sickness and Spirituality in Early Christianity: A Case Study via Basil of Caesarea” (Direct Grant 2020/21, CUHK)
  • Monograph

    1. Yam, Colten Cheuk-Yin. Trinity and Grace in Augustine: An Analysis of De trinitate 8-10 in Light of De spiritu et littera. Augustinus. Werk und Wirkung Band 10 (Schöningh / Brill, 2019), XXXII + 731 pages, ISBN: 978-3-506-70409-2 


    Journal Articles / Book Chapters

    1. Yam, Colten Cheuk-Yin. “Basil’s Use of Oppian in Homiliae in hexaemeron 7: His Source of Zoological Knowledge Reconsidered.” Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum 27/1 (2023): 147-172.
    2. Yam, Colten Cheuk-Yin. “Basil’s Knowledge of Astronomy.” Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum 26/1 (2022): 126-144.
    3. Yam, Colten Cheuk-Yin. “Philo’s Knowledge of Physicians and Medicine in His Later Roman Writings.” The Studia Philonica Annual 34 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2022), 93-112.
    4. Yam, Colten Cheuk-Yin. “Philo’s Knowledge of Medicine in His Later Roman Writings.” Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought (Jerusalem: Hebrew University, 2022): 31-54 [In Hebrew, translated by Nathanael Gerloff]
    5. Yam, Colten Cheuk-Yin. “Basil on the Souls.” Studia Patristica 115 (Leuven: Peeters, 2021), 283-294.
    6. Yam, Colten Cheuk-Yin. “Marius Victorinus’ Influence on Augustine’s Trinitarian Theology.” International Journal of Sino-Western Studies 19 (2020): 124-140.
    7. 任卓贤。<地上之城与上帝之城:奥古斯丁上帝之城的历史观>。郭清容编。《辨识历史 – 时机・终末・神学家》,页29-58。香港:德慧文化,2019。Yam, Colten Cheuk Yin. “The Earthly City and the Heavenly City: On Augustine’s Concept of History in De ciuitate dei,” in Discerning History: Kairos, Eschaton and Theologians, ed. Ching Yung Kwok, 29-58 (Hong Kong: VWLink, 2019) [in Chinese].
    8. Yam, Colten Cheuk-Yin. “Augustine’s Intention in proceeding from mens, notitia, amor to memoria, intellegentia, uoluntas.” Studia Patristica 75 (Leuven: Peeters, 2017), 327-340.
    9. Yam, Cheuk-Yin and Anthony Dupont. “Enfoque de la imago Dei centrado en la mente. Una construcción dinámica en De Trinitate 14.” Augustinus: revista trimestral publicada por los Padres Agustinos Recoletos 59 (2014): 219-254. [Translation of item 8]
    10. Yam, Cheuk-Yin and Anthony Dupont. “A Mind-Centered Approach of Imago Dei. A Dynamic Construction in Augustine’s De Trinitate XIV.” Augustiniana 62/3-4 (2012): 7-43.
    11. Yam, Cheuk-Yin and Anthony Dupont. “The Role of Imago Dei in Augustine’s Speaking of Trinity. A Study of the Neglected Book XV of De Trinitate.La Ciudad de Dios. Revista Agustiniana 225/2 (2012): 325-59.
    12. Yam, Cheuk-Yin. “The Dynamism of Imago Dei in Augustine’s Anthropology and Trinity: A Study on De Trinitate XIV – XV.” Jiao Dao 36 (2011): 72-129.
    1. “Developing Pronunciation and Mnemonic Techniques in Ancient Greek Learning,” Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant 2021-2022, CUHK.
    2. Award for the Best Teacher, Student Union of the Divinity School of Chung Chi College (3 consecutive years: 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22)


>>  Click here to Prof. YAM's profile on Divinity School of Chung Chi College website.