Dr HONG Liang Assistant Professor (Theological Studies)


LLB Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
法學學士 中南財經政法大學
MPhil Peking University
哲學碩士 北京大學
Dipl Theol (Akademischer Abschluss) University of Tübingen
神學學術學位 杜賓根大學
Dr Theol University of Tübingen
神學博士 杜賓根大學
Systematical Theology (F. Schleiermacher, K. Barth, J. Moltmann, D. Bonhoeffer)
Practical Philosophy (H. Arendt, H. Jonas)
Law and Religion (Natural Law)

Dr. Hong Liang has served as Assistant Professor in CGST since November 2015. With an academic background in law, religious studies and theology, his work is characterized by a critical engagement with interdisciplinary theology. During his doctoral studies under the supervison of Prof. Jürgen Moltmann in Tübingen, he concentrated on the German theological tradition from Karl Barth to Jürgen Moltmann. His current research draws on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hannah Arendt, theological anthropology and "posthuman" as part of his habilitation project with Prof. Christoph Schwöbel.

Research Interest

  1. 19th- and 20th-century German theology
  2. Practical Philosophy
  3. Law and Religion

Current Project

  1. Habilitation: The Root of Responsibility: A Theological-anthropological Discussion with Reference to the Works of Hannah Arendt, Hans Jonas and Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Supervisor: Prof. Christoph Schwöbel, St. Andrews University/University of Tuebingen)
  2. Project Leader: The Concept of Being Human in the Age of Digital Technology: Body and Bodiliness—An Integration of Christian Theology and Interdisciplinary Studies (The Fifth Christian Theology and Interdisciplinary Studies Project 2021-2022, Institute of Sino-Christian Studies) Link

Academic Prizes

  1. Promotionspreis der evangelisch-theologischen Fakultät der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (2016)
  2. Ernst Wolf-Preis (2017)
  3. Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise (2017)

Editorial Board Membership and Academical Fellowships

  1. Logos & PNEUMA-Chinese Journal of Theology (A&HCI)
  2. Special Researcher, Institute of Sino-Christian Studies
  3. Adjunct Research Fellow, Center for Religion and Law Studies, China University of political Science and law


  1. No. 53: The Dimension of “Reception History” of Sino-Christian Studies, Logos & PNEUMA-Chinese Journal of Theology 2020 (53).
  2. Kazoh Kitamori, Theology of the Pain of God, trans. Tang Kaijie and Song Jun, Hong Kong: Logos & PNEUMA Press 2021.
  3. He Guanghu, Born in Sorrow, Grown in Grief: Selected Essays in Sino-Christian Theology, Hong Kong: Logos & PNEUMA Press 2021.
    Journal Articles
  • 3. 〈莫特曼與北森嘉藏論上帝之痛苦〉,《漢語基督教學術論評》第28輯(2019),頁143-172。(A&HCI)

  • 4. 〈面向終末的生命—卡爾·巴特與愛德華·圖愛森早期著作中的陀思妥耶夫斯基(1915-1923)〉,《基督教文化學刊》第41輯(2019),頁270-280。(CSSCI)

  • 1. “Homo Solidaritus: Karl Barth and Hannah Arendt on Evil and Covenant”, Journal for the Study of Christian Culture No. 39 Autumn 2018. (CSSCI) 

  • 2. “On the Theological Encyclopedia in the Second Edition of the Epistle to the Romans of Karl Barth”, (forthcoming).

  • 3. “Theology of the Cross in the Heidelberg Disputation and Present Categories of Interpretation”, (forthcoming).

  • 4. “Is There Such a Thing as a Confucian Civil Society?” Evangelische Theologie 2016 (5), S. 378-385.

  • 5. “‘Who Hopes, Can Take Action’: The Eschatology in Jürgen Moltmann 's Ethics of Hope”, Logos & PNEUMA Chinese Journal of Theology, 2014 (41), 245-269. (AHCI)

  • 6. “Van den Bruck and ‘The Russian Myth’”, Russian Studies, 2014 (6), 245-269. (CSSCI)

  • 7. “Dostoevsky between Karl Barth and Eduard Thurneysen”, Logos & PNEUMA Chinese Journal of Theology, 2012 (37), 161-191. (AHCI)

  • 8. “The Christ figure in The Demons”, Zhexuemen (Beida Journal of Philosophy), 2007 (15). (CSSCI) 

    Book Contributions
  • 13. 〈中譯本導言〉,《上帝之痛的神學》,莫爾特曼著,湯愷傑譯。香港:道風書社,2020。

  • 14. “What do we have to learn from Moltmann today?”, in: Moltmann in China, ed. by Janson LAM (forthcoming).

  • 10. “The Edition and Editions of the ‘Ethics’ by Dietrich Bonhoeffer”, in: Companion to Diethrich Bonhoeffer's Ethics, ed. by Andres S K Tang (forthcoming). 

  • 11. “Sinification of Christianity and Migrant Worker Churches in China’s Metropolises”, in: Glocality, ed. by Gregor Etzelmueller, 2018 (forthcoming).

  • 12. Introduction, The Church in the Power of the Spirit, J. Moltmann, Hong Kong: Logos & Pneuma Press 2018.

  • 13. “Dialectical Theology and Dostoevsky,” in: European Fields of Interaction, edited by Martin Tamcke, Göttingen: University Publishing Göttingen 2017.

  • 14. Editorial Foreword, Logos & PNEUMA Chinese Journal of Theology, 2017 (47).

  • 15. Introduction, Ethics of Hope, J. Moltmann, Hong Kong: Logos & Pneuma Press 2015, xix-li.

    Book Reviews
  • 16. Review of “Religions in the Modern World” by Herbert Schnädelbach, German Academy, 2016 (4).

  • 17. Review of the Zürich 2010 Edition of Karl Barth's Der Römerbrief (Zweite Fassung), Logos & PNEUMA Chinese Journal of Theology, 2012 (36), 313-326. (AHCI)

    Edited Books
  • 23. 《上帝之痛的神學》,香港:道風書社,(即出)。

  • 24. 《何光滬“漢語神學”文選》,香港:道風書社,2021。