Jimmy Chan is a Ph.D. of University of Toronto. His primary research areas include Augustine’s theology of emotions and happiness, theological anthropology, trinitarian theology, ecclesiology and political theology, as well as historical theology, Stoicism and Christianity, biblical theology and Christian ethics. As a pastor-theologian, he is interested in exploring the theological relevance and applications of Patristics to the contemporary world and church settings.

陳偉明教授持有不列顛哥倫比亞大學的三個不同的學位:B.A.Sc(化學工程 - 化學榮譽)、B.Sc(計算機科學,輔修商業)、B.A.(心理學)、 M.Sc(化學)。陳教授曾在資訊產業服務十年,之後聽從上帝的呼召去到香港,完成了建道神學院的到學碩士以及神學碩士學位,在那裡他再次接到上帝的呼召,要成為一名牧師神學家,為上帝的國度工人提供良好的神學教育。

他是加拿大人文與社會科學聯合會頒發的 2021 年國會研究生優異獎的獲獎者,同時也獲頒多倫多大學之聖米迦勒學院三一學院的幾項著名獎學金。他曾在三一學院擔任幾門課的助教,包括「系統神學」和「神學的誕生」,並兩次教授「介紹希坡的奧古斯丁」課程。此外,他還在加拿大建道中心以粵語教授「教會歷史 III」,「奧古斯丁:跨世代之學人牧者」、「聖經希臘文入門」課程,並曾任香港建道神學院 eCampus 的線上助教。

再者,他在多個學術會議上發表學術文章,包括加拿大教父研究學會(CSPS),北美教父學會(NAPS)(陳教授為上述兩學會之會員)、McGill University、多倫多大學之聖米迦勒學院、中國杭州浙江大學、日本岡山大學舉行的國際會議、牛津的第十七、十八屆教父研究國際會議。他的會眾經常稱呼他為 Pastor Jimmy/陳傳道,正如他多年來一直致力於牧養年輕人和在職信徒。在本院擔任助理教授之前,Jimmy 已經教授了十多年的主日學課程。

  • Ph.D., University of Toronto & Toronto School of Theology, 2023
  • Th.M., Alliance Bible Seminary, 2014
  • M.Div. (Theological Studies), Alliance Bible Seminary, 2011
  • M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry), University of Toronto, 1997
  • B.A. (Psychology), University of British Columbia, 1999
  • B.Sc. (Computer Science, Minor in Commerce), University of British Columbia, 1999
  • B.A.Sc. (Chemical Engineering-Chemistry Honours), University of British Columbia, 1995
  • Chan, Jimmy. Living a Happy Life in a Troubled World? A Critical Exploration of Augustine’s Christian Reception of Stoic Ethics in De civitate Dei. Studia Patristica Supplements. Vol. 14(?). Leuven: Peeters, 2024. (Forthcoming)
  • Chan, Jimmy. “The Therapeutic Gospel for the Traumatic World: Stigmata domini Iesu Christi in corpore meo as the Crown of Victory.” Vox Patrum, March 2024. (Forthcoming)
  • Chan, Jimmy. “Augustine’s parrhesia in De civitate Dei: Rhetorical Apologetics in Action.” Special Issue on Faith, Fear and Fearless Speech. Journal of Early Christianity, 2024. (Forthcoming)
  • “Seeing God face to face: Augustine’s vision of the spiritual body in De civitate Dei 22, 29,” Conference Proceedings, XLIX Incontro di Studiosi dell’Antichità Cristiana, 2023. (Forthcoming)
  • Chan, Jimmy. “‘Dust As We Are’: Augustine’s Ethopoetic Call through Creation in the Confessions.” Special Issue in Studia Patristica. Papers presented at the IV International Patristic Conference held in Lublin 2022. Christians of the Patristic Period in Relation to Nature, ed. Markus Vinzent, October 18–20, 2022. Leuven: Peeters, 2023. (Forthcoming)
  • Chan, Jimmy. “Living with Happiness in a Troubled World? A Critical Exploration of Augustine’s Reception of Stoic Emotions in De civitate Dei.” In Studia Patristica Vol. CXVIII: Papers presented at the Eighteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2019. Vol. 15: Augustine and His Writings, ed. Markus Vinzent, 181-202. Leuven: Peeters, 2021.
  • Chan, Jimmy. “Bienestar emocional en Agustín y el estoicismo.” Augustinus: revista trimestral publicada por los Padres Agustinos Recoletos, Vol. 63, Nº. 250-251 (2018): 299- 315.
  • Chan, Jimmy. “The Restoration Word Group in De civitate Dei, Books XI-XXII: A Study of an Important Backbone of Augustine’s Theology of History.” In Studia Patristica XCVIII: Papers presented at the Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2015. Vol. 24: St Augustine and his Opponents, ed. M. Vinzent, 561-568. Leuven: Peeters, 2017.
  • Chan, Jimmy; Dupont, Anthony. “Restauratio in De ciuitate Dei. The Role of the Restoration Motif in Understanding Augustine’s Theology of History.” La Ciudad de Dios: Revista Agustiniana 229/1 (2016): 55-78. 
  • Routkevitch Dmitri, Chan Jimmy, Xu, J. M., Moskovits Martin, “Electrochem. Porous Anodic Alumina Templates for Advanced Nanofabrication”, Electrochem. Soc. Proc. Ser. 1997, PV 97-7, 350.
  • Routkevitch Dmitri, Chan Jimmy, Xu, J. M., Moskovits Martin. “Growth of the Porous Anodic Alumina Templates for Advanced Nanofarication”, 191st Electrochemical Society Meeting, Meeting Abs., 220, Montreal, May 4-9, 1997.
  • Routkevitch, Dmitri, Chan, Jimmy, Davydov, Dmitri, Avrutsky, Ivan, Xu, J. M., Yacaman, M. J., Moskovits, Martin. “Electrochemical Fabrication of the Nano-Wire Arrays: Template, Materials and Applications.” MRS Proceedings. 1996, 451.
  • Chan, Jimmy. “On Augustine’s De Trinitate: A Critical Appreciation of his Trinitarian Analogies (Books VIII to XV).” Global Christianity and Contextual Theological Reflection. Last Modified July 2010.