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Jacob Chengwei Feng is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Theological Studies (minor in NT) and Instructor-in-training at Fuller Theological Seminary. His current research is focused on developing a Chinese theology with a case study on theosis/deification for the third millennium while engaging interfaith dialogues in the Chinese context in the global liberative discourse. He is interested in Systematic Theology, Theology and Science, New Testament studies, Chinese theology, public theology, theology and (Chinese) religions. His most recent publication includes Addressing the Needham Question from a Theological Perspective: Toward a Chinese Theology of Holistic Wisdom on Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science, 


Jacob was born and raised in China as an atheist. After graduating from Tsinghua, he came to the United States to pursue an advanced degree. He became a Christian through a campus ministry. He has been serving as a minister in Southern California, New Jersey, and Singapore. He, his wife, and daughter now reside in the suburb of Los Angeles.



Fuller Theological Seminary

Pasadena, California

PhD Candidate

(Theological Studies & minor in New Testament)


Fuller Theological Seminary

Pasadena, California

Master of Arts (MA)

(Theological Studies)


Rutgers University

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Master of Arts (MA)

(Electrical and Computer Engineering)


Tsinghua University

Beijing, China

Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

(Engineering Physics)


“Addressing the Needham Question from A Theological Perspective: Toward a Chinese Theology of Holistic Wisdom,” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, first published on 31 March, 2022.

“The Local Churches’ Ecclesiology and Its Contribution to the Glocal Church,” Journal of The Evangelical Theological Society, forthcoming 2022.

“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, no. 1 (2017): 89-97 (Chinese).

“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, no. 36 (Autumn 2016): 213-37 (Chinese).

“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, no. 1 (2016): 74-80 (Chinese).

Blog Posts

  • About (Jacob Chengwei Feng’s Theological Site, 2022-03-31)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

The Pentecostal Movement in China (1922–1942) from Watchman Nee’s Perspective: Toward a Chinese Pentecostal Theology for the Third Millennium,” Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Oral Roberts UniversityMarch 16-18, 2023.

“Holistic Wisdom from a Chinese Perspective,” Oxford Interfaith Forum, 3 October 2022.

Alister McGrath and China: Theology and Science for the Third Millennium,” Conference on Alister McGrath, University of Oxford, 14–16 July 2022.

Deificational Hermeneutics and Bible Translation: A Case Study of Watchman Nee and the Recovery Version Bible,” Logos Workshop, Museum of the Bible, Washington DC, 7 July 2022.

Chinese Theology of Religion and Science with a Case Study of Phee Seng Kang,”

 Chinese Theologies Conference III: Academic and Diasporic Theologies, Yale University, 1–2 June 2022.

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.


Oxford Interfaith Forum (2022­–present), Fellow and Co-Coordinator of the Science and Religion in Interfaith Contexts Reading Group

International Society for Science and Religion (2022–present)

American Society of Missiology (2022–present)

Society for Pentecostal Studies (2020–present)

American Academy of Religion (2020–present)

Society of Biblical Literature (2020–present)

Evangelical Theological Society (2020–present)

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