Co-Coordinator of the Science and Religion in Interfaith Contexts Reading Group

Jacob Chengwei Feng is currently a Ph.D. student at Fuller Theological Seminary, CA, USA, majoring in Theological Studies with a minor in New Testament. He has been a pastor/minister in USA and Singapore since 2009. He was born and raised in China as an atheist. After completing his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, he went abroad to pursue his Ph.D. degree in Physics at Rutgers University, USA, where he became a Christian through the Christians on Campus. After graduating with a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, he worked for ten years in the financial institutions on Wall Street, Manhattan, NY, USA. Then, upon God’s calling, he resigned from his job to serve as a full-time pastor/minister in his church. His church affiliation is the Local Church, or the “Little Flock,” founded by Watchman Nee in 1922 in Fuzhou, China, which has become a global, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual church community with constant international fellowship and worldwide missional outreach.

From 2009 to 2012, he obtained his second master’s degree in Theological Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. In 2020, he began his current Ph.D. study. His dissertation will (most likely) be on Chinese theology with a case study of theosis/deification. In addition, his interests include systematic theology, Chinese theology, religion and science, de/postcolonial theology, and public theology while interacting with Chinese philosophies (Taoism, Atheism, secularism), Chinese religions, other world religions, and modern sciences.

Jacob is a recipient of the Logos 2022 Scholarship from Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO) and the CATS Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Theological Studies (CATS), Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a member of the American Society of Missiology, International Society for Science and Religion, Society for Pentecostal Studies, Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and Evangelical Theological Society.

PUBLICATIONS:

Feng JC (2022b) Addressing the Needham Question from a Theological Perspective: Toward a Chinese Theology of Holistic Wisdom. Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/zygo.12787.

Feng C (2022a) The Local Churches’ Ecclesiology and Its Contribution to the Glocal Church. Journal of The Evangelical Theological Society forthcoming.

Feng C (2017) 希伯来圣经文本之多样性与单一性和圣经汉译 The Textual Pluriformity vs. Uniformity of the Hebrew Bible and Chinese Bible Translation. Foreign Language Research in China 中国外语研究 3(1).

Feng C (2016a) 保罗•魏格纳的翻译理论与圣经汉译 Paul Wegner’s Translation Theory and Chinese Bible Translation. Foreign Languages Research 外语研究 155(1): 74-80.

Feng C (2016b) 死海古卷中大以赛亚书卷与马所拉文本的比较 A Comparison of the Great Isaiah Scroll in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Masoretic Text. Journal for the Study of Christian Culture 基督教文化学刊 36(Autumn).

SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS:

Against the Tide: The Local Churches’ Ecclesiology in the Colonial Context and Its Contribution to a Glocal Church. Evangelical Theological Society, Systematic Theology General Studies, Fort Worth (TX), 16 November 2021.

Reproducible Disciple-making Based on Relationship Upgrading. Truth Matters but Life Matters More Conference, Singapore, November 2016.