Rev Dr Justin Tan
Director for Centre for the Study of Chinese Christianity; lecturer; ACT Senior Research Fellow
Justin was born in Malaysia and has been in Australia since the early 70’s.
His passion is teaching the Old Testament, and Christian Spirituality (especially the Christian Fathers).
He has helped establish the Chinese Department at Melbourne School of Theology (then called Bible College of Victoria), and saw its progress into a mature institution of theological studies with language other than English (Chinese).
He has been invited to be visiting professor in various institution, not least Peking University.
He is also the Old Testament Series Editor, Multi-Volume Chinese Biblical Commentary, Shenzhou Bible Commentary Series.
Currently he is working on several Bible commentary projects, including Langham Chinese Bible Commentary Series.
He is the director of Centre for the Study of Chinese Christianity, and Senior Research Fellow of Australian College of Theology
Commentary on Lamentations, Chinese Bible Commentary vol.20(II), (Hong Kong: Chinese Christian Literature Council, 2006).
Wisdom in Suffering: The Book of Job (Beijing: Peking University).
The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, Chinese Translation with Introduction (Beijing: San Lian Shu Dian).
Heart of Valour: 15 Sermons on the Psalms (Hong Kong: Nitian Culture Ltd., 2018).
“Chinese Protestant Christianity: A Reappraisal”, INTERFACE 2010 (Australasian Journal).
“The Spirituality of Martin Luther” in Living Streams: Martin Luther’s Theological and Spiritual Legacy, Essays in Commemoration of 500 years of Reformation ( Hong Kong: Dehui Pub., 2017).
“Gregory of Nyssa’s Mystical Anthropology In The Homilies To The Song Of Song And The Life Of Macrina” at Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2005).
“Poverty As Riches in The Stories of the Desert Fathers,” at Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2008).
“Training Leaders in African Missionary Context”, response paper at Second African Mission Conference CCCOWE, Nairobi, Kenya (2008).
“The Influence of the Church Fathers on John Wesley’s Theology of Grace” at World Chinese Methodist Mission Conference, Theological Forum, Hong Kong (2011).
“The Wound of Love: The Spirituality of Prof. Frances Young”, World Chinese Methodist Mission Conference, theological Forum, Sibu, Malaysia (2014).
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