Rev Dr Johan Ferreira
Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies
Johan Ferreira was born and grew up in South Africa.
After completing High School, he studied at the Reformed Theological College, at the University of Queensland, the University of New England, and at Princeton Theological Seminary in the US.
He first served as a pastor in the Reformed Church and in the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
He then became a lecturer at Brisbane School of Theology, teaching in the areas of biblical studies and ancient languages. He taught there for 18 years and was also principal from 2009 to 2013.
In 2014, Johan became Professor in Oriental Studies at Minzu University in Beijing. He is the author of several books and numerous scholarly articles.
He has been extensively involved in theological education. He teaches in the areas of ancient languages, biblical studies, apologetics, and Chinese Christianity.
Johan is married to DeGuang and they have two adult children.
Theological Education in Asia: Discipleship and Suffering. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2020.
Micah: A Pastoral and Contextual Commentary, Asia Bible Commentary. Carlisle: Langham Partnership, 2017.
“The Johannine Purpose and Outline”, in Into All the World: Emergent Christianity in its Jewish and Greco-Roman Context, Eds. M. Harding & A. Nobbs, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2017, pp. 37-73.
Early Chinese Christianity: The Tang Christian Monument and Other Documents. Early Christian Studies 17. Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls Publications, 2014.
“A Note on Jonah 2.8: Idolatry and Inhumanity in Israel”, in The Bible Translator 63 (2012): 28-38.
“Bible Translation: Overview and Observations,” The 100th Anniversary of the Chinese Union Version, Melbourne School of Theology, Chinese Department, 30 August 2019.
“A Comparison of the Idea of ‘Righteousness’ in the Hebrew Bible and the Chinese Classics,” Institute of History and Culture, Minzu University, Beijing, 18 December 2015.
“Translation Practices of Tang Christianity,” Institute of Comparative Scripture and Inter-religious Dialogue, Minzu University, Beijing, 8 November 2015.
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