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Prof. Kwan, Kai Man


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 I. Education
  • June 1983, B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), University of Hong Kong
  • June 1985, Diploma in Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • July 1989, B.D. with First Class Honour, University of Aberdeen
  • June 1991, M. Phil. in Philosophical Theology, Oxford University
  • July 1993, D. Phil. (Oxon)- Philosophy of Religion, Oxford University
 II. Working Experience
Summer 1982 Summer Trainee, ASM Plating Co. Ltd.
Sep 83-Aug 84 Science and Maths. Teacher, Matteo Ricci College, Shumshuipo Branch, HK
Sep 85-Aug 86 Science and Maths. Teacher, Carmel Alison Lam Foundation Secondary School, HK
Sep 93-Jan 95 Head, Training Department, Fellowship of Evangelical Students, HK
 III. Professional Experience
Feb 94-Jan 95

Part-time Lecturer, Baptist University
Teaching "Philosophy of the Christian Religion"

Jan 94-Jun 94

Part-time Lecturer, Baptist Theological Seminary
Teaching "Philosophy of Religion"

Feb 94-Jan 95


Part-time Lecturer, Baptist Theological Seminary
Teaching "Introduction to Philosophy"

Oct 94-Aug 95 Part-time Tutor, Open Learning Institute
Teaching "Logic and Methodology" and "Religious Quest"
Sept 95-Dec 95 Part-time Lecturer, Department of Religion, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Teaching "Christian Foundations"
Sept 95-Dec 95 Part-time Lecturer, Chinese Graduate School of Theology
Teaching "Apologetics"
Jan 96-Jun 96 Lecturer, Theology Division, Department of Religion, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Teaching "Humanity and Salvation", "Philosophy of Religion" and "Faculty-Student Seminar"
Sept 96-Aug 04 Assistant Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Baptist University
Teaching "Introduction to Christianity", "Philosophy of Christian Religion", "Religion and Modern Science", "History of Christian Thought", "Philosophy of Religion", "East-West Philosophy", "Introduction to Philosophy", etc.
Sept 04 till now Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Baptist University
 IV. Academic Record
1) Hong Kong Certificate Education Examination, May 1978
  • A-grade in Physics, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Chinese
  • B-grade in Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, English
2) Hong Kong Advanced Level, May 1980
  • A-grade in Physics, Use of English
  • B-grade in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics
  • D-grade in Chemistry
3) B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), June 1983
  • Second Class Honour Division Two
4) Diploma in Education, June 1985
  • Overall grade B+
5) Toefl Test in English, 1986: Score 650
6) B. D. with First Class Honour, July 1989, University of Aberdeen
  • First year: first in class in Greek, Hebrew, Systematic Theology I, New Testament I, Old Testament I, Practical Theology I, History of Religions I; second in class in Church History I. All First Class Certificates. Prizes in Hebrew, New Testament, Greek, Systematic Theology and Practical Theology.
  • Second year: first in class and prize in Church Histroy 2.1, Old Testament 2.1, Practical Theology 2.1, Systematic Theology 2.1 and 2.2. First Class Certificates in New Testament 2.2 and 2.3.
    (A First Class Certificate means a mark of over 75% and a position among the top few in class.)
  • Third year: single honour in Systematic Theology (6 written papers and a dissertation on "Natural Theology and the Argument from Design"). Prize in Systematic Theology and First Class Honour.
7) M. Phil. in Philosophical Theology, June 1991, Oxford University.
  • 3 Written Papers:
a) Philosophy of Religion- taught by Professor Richard Swinburne
b) History of Philosophical Theology- taught by Dr. Brian Davies and Dr. David Brown
c) Philosophy of Science- taught by Mr. Rom Harre
  • M. Phil. Thesis on "The Application of the Principle of Credulity to the Evaluation of Religious Experience"
    Supervisor: Professor Richard Swinburne, Oriel College
8) D. Phil. (Oxon) in the field of Philosophy of Religion, July 1993.
  • Title: "The Application of the Principle of Critical Trust to the Evaluation of Theistic Experience."
    Supervisor: Professor Richard Swinburne
 V.Teaching Assignments And Results (BAPTIST UNIVERSITY)

1) I have taught altogether sixteen courses during this period:

RP 1010 Introduction to Philosophy
RP 1050 Introduction to Christianity
RP 2040 Philosophy of Christian Religion
RP 2090 Religion and Modern Science
RP 1150 Philosophy of Life in Existentialism
RP 1140 Philosophy and the Meaning of Life
RP 1440 Sexuality and Christian Values
REL 1260 Approaches to the Study of Religion
REL 1290 Quest for Truth and Meaning
REL 2240 History of Christian Thought
REL 3210 Philosophy of Religion
REL 3220 Comparative Religious Themes
RP 3610 Comparative Philosophy East and West
REL 4010 Graduate Seminar
REL 4060 Advanced Required Readings
REL 3990 Selected Topics in Religious Studies

2) The range of subjects I teach is quite wide: both philosophy and religion CS subjects (including the interdisciplinary subject RP 2090/1180); religious studies major courses on Christian theology, Western philosophy, philosophy of religion, and comparative religion. The subjects I teach also range from Level One to Level Three.
3) In view of the current atmosphere in Hong Kong and students' relatively low motivation to study, I take seriously the challenge of developing an effective pedagogy. For example, in teaching "Religion and Modern Science," I prepare coloured transparencies, video-tapes, questionnaire, good illustrations, and even jokes for the students in order to keep up their interests.
4) One example of my effort to improve my pedagogical effectiveness is the preparation of several PowerPoint packages for teaching purposes. I got a Teaching Development Grant (Ref. TDG/9900/IV/3) for this. The duration of the project is from March 2000 to February 2001. The funding allocated is HK$5,000. The Project title is "Preparation of PowerPoint Presentation for the Subjects RP 2090: Religion and Modern Science and RP 1010: Introduction to Philosophy."
5) I also sympathize with the limitations of students, and try to meet their needs. So I often meet with the presenters before the tutorials, and answer their questions. In many cases, I have to patiently explain the tutorial readings to them, and teach them the basic skills of presentation.
6) I usually have a friendly relationship with the students. Many of them like to talk to me even after several years. Some students even come to ask me questions about their emotional problems. I try to help the students as much as possible. For example, for the subject REL 3220, I have invited all the presenters, group by group, to my home for a meal before the tutorials, building up relationship and answering their questions about the tutorial readings. I have done so for many years already.
7) On the whole, my teaching evaluation results are quite good. For many years, the average of my scores to each question is above the average of the subject code averages (except Q8 and Q15 which concern the pace and the workload). In particular, I tend to have significantly higher scores on questions 4 and 6 (concerning effective communication and stimulation of students' interest) relative to the subject code average. Almost all students (with the possible exception of a few in each class) tend to view the learning experience positively. Quite a few in each class praise me highly as I gather from their written comments. I also received several thank-you cards or Christmas cards from the students.
8) During the second semester of 1997-1998 and the first semester of 1999-2000, I have also joined the SEEQ evaluation exercise. The results in both cases also turned out to be quite good.
  • For the second semester of 1997-1998, the overall class rating is 6.675 and the overall lecturer rating is 6.925. ("5" means average, "7" means good, and "9" means very good.)
  • For the first semester of 1999-2000, the overall class rating is 6.87, and the overall lecturer rating is 6.77.
  • These results are consistent with the other teaching evaluation results.
9) Another example is my teaching evaluation results in the year 2009-10. They are very good, and some students have very positive feedback. The average scores of Q1-7 for each of the above subjects are listed below (the maximum score is 5):
  • RP 1150 (1) Philosophy of Life in Existentialism 4.41
  • RP 1150 (2) Philosophy of Life in Existentialism 4.11
  • REL 3220 Comparative Religious Themes 3.91
  • REL 3210 (1) Philosophy of Religion 3.93
  • RP 1440 (1) Sexuality & Christian Values 4.17
  • RP 1440 (2) Sexuality & Christian Values 4.22
In general, almost no students answer negatively by choosing D or E (at most two, sometimes none). The overwhelming majority of all the classes choose either A and B when answering these seven questions. Their written comments are also on the whole quite positive.
10) In the Exit Questionnaire on the Religious Studies Graduates 2008-2009, Question 6 is like this: "Looking back at your 3-year university life, which three courses (including Non-Major courses) did you find most beneficial?" In answering this question, 5 out of the 23 students who responded named "REL 3990 Selected Topic/Readings in Religious Studies: God, Evil & the Meaning of Life," a subject I taught them in their final year (08-09). This is one of the two courses which received the largest number of "votes."
In general, almost no students answer negatively by choosing D or E (at most two, sometimes none). The overwhelming majority of all the classes choose either A and B when answering these seven questions. Their written comments are also on the whole quite positive.

For a fuller explanation of my teaching philosophy, teaching methods and teaching results, and the relevant documentation, please see my teaching portfolio.

Supervision of Undergraduate Students' Honours Projects
1) Three honours projects (1997-1998) on "Spinoza's pantheism", "Feuerbach's atheism" and "Kierkegaard on becoming a Christian".
2) Three honours projects (1998-1999) on "John Hick's soul-making theodicy", "John Hick's religious pluralism", and "Freud's critique of religion".
3) Two honours projects (1999-2000) on 《從基督徒倫理的角度反思色情文化》 and 《基督教在後現代文化中的反思》
4) Three honours projects (2000-2001) on 《探討約翰溫伯(John Wimber) 及其批評者就聖靈恩賜觀所產生之爭議》, 《探討神導進化論的思想》and 《批評尼采對基督教的批判》
5) Two honours projects (2001-2002) on 《論基督教福音派對同性戀的倫理立場》and 《後現代性的倫理觀對基督教的挑戰》
6) Two honours projects (2002-2003) on《論蓋爾曼(Jerome Gellman)的宗教經驗論證》and 《探討娼妓合法化的爭論對基督教性倫理的挑戰》
7) Principal supervisor of three honours projects (04-05): Ip Yui Ting(葉銳霆) ,《 佛烈采(Joseph Fletcher) 的處境倫理學的研究》;Chan Kai Shing(陳啟成) ,《探討現代社會婚姻的問題對基督教福音派離婚觀的挑戰》;Leung Cheuk Lam(梁焯霖), "The Challenge of Foucault's Ides of "Power/Truth" to Christian Ethics"
8) Principal supervisor of three honours projects (05-06): 陳家樑,《彼得.伯格(Peter Berger) 論基督教信仰應如何回應世俗化進程》;趙庭欣,《杜斯妥也夫斯基論上帝與道德之關係》;余鎮宇,《論沙特的無神論思想》
9) Principal supervisor of four honours projects (06-07):
  • Chan Pak Hei, A Study of the Atheism of Nietzsche
  • Fan Cheuk Pan, A Study of Albert Camus' Atheistic Existentialist Philosophy of Absurdity
  • Lau Cheuk Kei, The Divine-Human Relation in New Age Monistic Thought
    Wu Pui Yee, A Study of Kierkegaard's View of Sin & Human Existence
10) Principal supervisor of three honours projects (07-08):
  • Chan Suk Yee, 從基督教角度探討香港色情文化中的女性形象
  • Lau Ka Man, 論香港基督教對《性傾向歧視法》的爭論
  • Lee Yee Ting Ivy, A Study of Kafka's View of God
11) Principal supervisor of one honours project (09-10):
  • Lam Cheuk Kit, Gay Marriage
12) Principal supervisor of three honours projects (10-11):
  • Lo Wing Chuen, 淫褻管制條例與言論自由
  • Kao Chung Yan, 娼妓合法化的爭議
  • Chu Wai Fan, 公平貿易
13) Principal supervisor of three honours projects (11-12):
  • 徐小玲, 援交
  • 陳朗欣, 變性人婚姻
  • 李紅, 家暴條例
Teaching Duties for the MA in Liberal Studies and Ethics
1) I have taught three courses (co-teaching with other colleagues):
  • LSE 7040 Values and Socio-cultural Issues in Hong Kong Today
  • LSE 7090 Religion and Liberal Studies
  • LSE 7100 Cross-modular Topics in Liberal Studies
2) The teaching evaluation results for the above course have been consistently very positive.
3) Supervision of dissertations
Supervision of Postgraduate Research Students
1) Co-supervisor of a M. Phil. student, Chiu Sung-ming (who is later transferred to the Ph.D. programme) from September 1996 to August 2001. He has finished a Ph.D. thesis on Colin Gunton's theology of modern culture.
2) Principal Supervisor of a M. Phil. student, Cheung Kwok-tung, from September 1998 to August 2001. He has finished a thesis on Alvin Plantinga's epistemology.
3) Principal Supervisor of a Ph.D. student, Ouyang Sutong (歐陽肅通), who worked on a thesis about the political theology of Reinhold Neibuhr, since March 2001. He was awarded the doctoral degree in September 2005.
4) Principal Supervisor of a Ph.D. student, He Zhiyong (賀志勇), who worked on a thesis about the Intelligent Design Movement since May 2001. He was awarded the doctoral degree in 2006.
5) Co-supervisor of a M. Phil. student, Ng Wing Hong, who worked on a thesis about Christianity and liberalism, since September 2001. (He was awarded the masters degree in 2007.)
6) Principal Supervisor (from July 2004 to May 2009) of a Ph.D. student, Jiang Xulin (江緒林). He has finished a thesis about the political thought of John Rawls.
7) Principal Supervisor (from January 2005 to May 2009) of a Ph.D. student, Andrew Hung (洪子雲). He has finished a thesis about the anthropology and social thought of Charles Taylor.
8) Principal Supervisor (since September 2007) of a Ph.D. student, Yu Wen (于雯), who is working on a thesis about the theology of Colin Gunton.
9) Principal Supervisor (since October 2007) of a Ph.D. student, Li Tie (李鐵), who has worked on a thesis about the idea of public reason of John Rawls. Due to severe family problems, he withdrew from his study in March 2010.
10) Principal Supervisor(since November 2008) of a Ph.D. student, Jiang Tingcui(姜廷翠), who was working on the thesis: "John Zizioulas' Personalist Ontology And Its Significance"
11) Principal Supervisor(since September 2010) of a Ph.D. student, Huang Luping (王路蘋), who is working on the thesis about Reinhold Niebhur's anthropology and doctrine of sin.
 VII. Publications
    Articles in Refereed Journals
  • 關啟文,〈理性的困境與相對主義的迷思〉,《中國神學研究院期刊》22期,1997年1月號,頁59-95。

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Thomas Kuhn's Philosophy of Science and Rationality in the Liberal Arts Tradition," ACUCA Exchange, vol.VIII no.1, June 1998, pp.85-147.

  • 關啟文,〈宗教在現代社會必然衰退嗎?-- 世俗化理論的再思〉,《道風漢語神學學刊》第九期,1998年7月,頁235 -68。

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Contemporary Philosophical Debate on the Validity of Religious Experience," Jian Dao: A Journal of Bible and Theology, 11(Jan.1999):57-79.

  • Eric W. K. Tsang and Kai-man Kwan, "Replication and Theory Development in Organizational Science: A Critical Realist Perspective," The Academy of Management Review, Vol.24 No.4 (October 1999), pp.759-780. (N.B. The Academy of Management Review is one of the top three journals in the field of management science. It is classified as a grade A publication by the Faculty of Social Science of Baptist University. Dr. Tsang and I have closely collaborated in the whole process of writing the entire article. I made a distinctive contribution from the side of philosophy of (social) science, and Dr. Tsang contributed from the side of management theories.)

  • 關啟文,〈「曲」與「直」的是非-從神學及倫理學看同性戀〉,載《山道期刊》卷二第二期,1999年11月,頁62-98。

  • Kai-man Kwan, "The Idea of Christian Scholarship: Integration of Faith and Learning in an Age of Pluralism," in ACUCA Exchange, vol. IX, no.2 (December 1999), pp.120-151.

  • 關啟文,〈權力、支配與自由:由霍布斯到福柯〉,載《中國神學研究院期刊》28期,2000年1月,頁103-126。

  • 關啟文,〈基督教與人的生存-約翰•麥奎利的人觀〉,載《建道學刊》第14期,2000年7月,頁87-103。

  • 關啟文,〈傅柯的權力/真理觀-批評與回應〉,載《社會理論學報》,第三卷第二期,2000年秋季號,頁305-336。

  • 關啟文,〈性革命:文化、哲學和宗教角度的反思〉,載《基督教文化學刊》第四輯,2000年12月,頁185-223。

  • 關啟文,〈傅柯的權力/真理觀對基督教的挑戰:一個初步的回應〉,戴《中國神學研究院期刊》30期,2001年1月,頁135-159。

  • Kai-man Kwan, "A Critical Appraisal of a Non-Realist Philosophy of Religion: An Asian Perspective." Philosophia Christi, Series 2 Volume 3, Number 1 (2001), pp. 225-235. (Philosophia Christi is one of the five major international refereed journals in the field of philosophy of religion.)

  • 關啟文,〈由人的超越到神的存在-約翰•麥奎利的人類論証〉,戴《建道學刊》16期,2001年7月,頁57-81。

  • 關啟文,〈基督教與後現代自我觀的對話(一):自我之死?〉,戴《中國神學研究院期刊》31期,2001年7月,頁75-107。

  • 關啟文,〈桑德爾的公民共和主義與羅爾斯的政治自由主義〉,載《社會理論學報》,第四卷第二期,2001年秋季號,頁373-411。

  • 關啟文,〈德福一致與宗教倫理〉,載《基督教文化學刊》第六輯,2001年12月,頁123-146。

  • 關啟文,〈善與上帝:道德論證的建構〉,載《建道學刊》第17期,2002年1月,頁145-171。

  • 關啟文,〈約翰.希克對宗教排他論/特殊論的批判〉,《道風:基督教文化評論》17期,2002年秋,頁181-212。

  • 關啟文,〈基督教與後現代自我觀的對話(二):「我被愛故我在」〉,載《中國神學研究院期刊》32期,2002年7月,頁149-180。

  • 關啟文,〈道德論證:批判與辯護〉,《建道學刊》18期,2002年7月,頁67-96。

  • 關啟文,〈基督教倫理與世俗主義倫理:一個批判性的比較〉,《基督教文化學刊》,第7輯,2002年7月,頁139-172。

  • 關啟文,〈評自由主義與社群主義之論爭〉,載《社會理論學報》,第五卷第二期,2002年秋季號(12月),頁311-348。

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Christian Theology as an Academic Subject in the University," in Quest: A Journal for Asian Christian Scholars, Vol. 1, No. 1 (November 2002), pp. 63-87. (This is a regional refereed journal.)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Is the Critical Trust Approach to Religious Experience Incompatible with Religious Particularism? A Reply to Michael Martin and John Hick," Faith and Philosophy, vol. 20 no.2 (April 2003), pp. 152-169. (This is an international refereed journal, a top journal in the area of philosophy of religion.)

  • 關啟文,〈世俗社會的道德/素質教育:基督教倫理可以有貢獻嗎?〉,《建道學刊》第20期,2003年7月,頁1-26。

  • 關啟文,〈索羅金對性革命的評價:半個世紀後的回顧〉,戴《基督教文化學刊》,第10輯,2003年秋,頁115-144。

  • 關啟文,〈自由性愛觀:從基督教倫理的角度回應〉,戴《中國神學研究院期刊》36期,2004年1月,頁15-46。
  • 關啟文、呂宇俊,〈苦難的奧秘──評約翰.希克的造靈說〉,戴《基督教文化學刊》第12輯,2004年秋,頁105-35。
  • 關啟文,〈從當代科學哲學的發展看宗教的合理性〉,《建道學刊》,21期,2004年1月,頁83-108。
  • 關啟文,〈淺論「第二軸心時代的基督教神學」—對王志成的提問〉,載《道風》第24期,2006年1月,頁181-91。
  • Research Notes: Kai-man Kwan and Eric W. K. Tsang, "Realism and Constructivism in Strategy Research: A Critical Realist Response to Mir and Watson," Strategic Management Journal 22 (2001): 1163-1168. (This is an academic exchange with two other scholars in an international refereed journal, following up issues raised in an earlier article by Dr. Tsang and I, which was published in The Academy of Management Review. It is classified as a research note instead of a full-length article by SMJ.)

  • Kai-man Kwan. "Objections to William Dembski's Intelligent Design." Jian Dao: A Journal of Bible & Theology 26 (July 2006): 129-68.
  • Kai-man Kwan. "Can Religious Experience Provide Justification for Belief in God? The Debate in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy." In Philosophy Compass, November 2006. (Philosophy Compass is an international refereed philosophy journal on the web. It is launched by the prestigious academic press Blackwell.)
  • Kai-man Kwan. "Can Christian Theology Provide a Foundation for Human Rights?" CGST Journal 43 (July 2007): 205-228.
  • Kai-man Kwan & Siyi Han, "The Search for God in Chinese Culture and Contemporary China," Canadian Social Science, Vol. 4 No. 3 (June 2008), pp. 27-41.
  • Kai-man Kwan. "A Comprehensive Evaluation of Lloyd Geering's Theology." Stimulus: The New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought and Practice 16.1 (Feb 2008): 4-40.
  • Kai-man Kwan, "Human Rights without God: Can Naturalism Provide the Foundation for Human Rights?" CGST Journal 47 (July 2009): 157-180.
  • 關啟文,〈人權的基礎是經驗嗎?──評德蕭維奇(Alan Dershowitz)的人權論〉,《哲學與文化》,422期(第三十六卷第七期),2009年7月,頁31-57。
  • Kai-man Kwan, "Reflection on Models of Science-Religion Dialogue and Evaluation of the Independence Model." Jian Dao 33 (Jan 2010), pp. 1-32.
  • Kai-man Kwan, "On Richard Dawkins' Atheism and His Criticisms of the Design Argument." CGST Journal 49 (July 2010), pp. 165-203.
  • 關啟文,〈宗教在公共領域的角色──哈貝馬斯的後世俗反思〉,《安徽大學學報》第35卷3期,2011年5月,頁22-28。
  • 關啟文,〈反對同性戀並非基於恐懼──回應陳立言〉,《生命教育研究》第三卷第一期,2011年6月,頁41-56。
  • 關啟文,〈人權的轉化: 基督教自由社群的觀點〉,《中國神學研究院期刊》第51期(2011年7月),頁153-182。
  • 關啟文,〈宇宙的微調──當代設計論證的評估〉,《建道學刊》36期(2011年7月),頁1-24。

    Book Chapters/ Encyclopedia Articles

  • 關啟文,〈現代/後現代思潮的衝擊與回應〉,收《褔音新戰線》,香港教會更新運動,1995年,頁100-108。

  • 關啟文,〈在信仰掙扎中的大專基督徒〉,收《我思、我擇、我上路》,香港專上學生福音團契出版,1995年8月,頁23-27。

  • 關啟文,〈神學方法的反思〉,收繆勒著,王志成譯,《理解之路-當代神學方法淺介》,香港:卓越,1996年7月,頁138-152。

  • 關啟文,〈社關路上的沈思〉,收《屹立千尺浪-基督徒關懷香港學會十周年紀念文集》,香港:基督徒關懷香港學會,1997年9月,頁7-15。(Invited)

  • 關啟文,〈請不要將反黃人士定型-回應梁款先生〉,收梁款著,《文化再拉扯:跟紅頂白》,香港人文科學出版社,1997年10月,頁45-47。

  • 關啟文,〈「色情無罪,開放有理?」-- 回應吳敏倫博士〉,收吳敏倫著,《性禁忌》,香港:聚賢館文化有限公司,1997年11月,頁224-238。

  • 關啟文,〈信心是理性自殺嗎?〉,收羅永光主編,《我信故我活-基督教信仰與生活的整合與體現》,香港:信義宗神學皖,1998年1月,頁21-33。

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Consumer Culture and the Economic Crisis," in Chui-Ho Han and Kiem Kiok Tan, eds., For the Living of These Days: Compendium IFES EAGC'98 (Tokyo: IFES East Asia, May 1999), pp.32-49.

  • 關啟文,〈本土神學家是珠寶商還是尋寶者?本色神學、處境神學和漢語神學的探討〉,收楊熙楠編,《漢語神學芻議》,香港:漢語基督教文化研究所,2000年6月,頁253-291。(Invited)

  • 關啟文,〈基督教與近代哲學-基督教與分析哲學和存在主義的對話〉,收羅秉祥、趙敦華主編,《基督教與近代中西文化》,北京:北京大學出版社,2000年9月,頁251-293。

  • 關啟文,〈基督化學術的概念-在多元化的時代中信仰與學問的整合(The Idea of Christian Scholarship: Integration of Faith and Learning in an Age of Pluralism) 〉,戴《二十一世紀基督宗教教育在亞洲多元化社會中之角色》,輔仁大學出版社,2000年9月,頁119-168。 [This is a reprint of an article above.]

  • 關啟文,〈論神學的使命--我為甚麼要作神學家?〉,收鄧紹光編,《在信仰之思的途上》,香港:基道出版社,2000年9月,頁41-61。(Invited)

  • 關啟文,〈基督教與人的生存-約翰•麥奎利的人觀〉,收卓新平、許志偉主編,《基督宗教研究》第二輯,北京:社會科學文獻出版社,2000年10月,頁53-70。 [This is a reprint of an article above.]

  • 關啟文,〈巴特論自然神學:洞見與限制〉,收鄧紹光、賴品超編,《巴特與漢語神學》,香港:漢語基督教文化研究所,2000年12月,頁139-175。

  • 關啟文,〈自我之死-從基督教角度評估後現代自我觀〉,收卓新平、許志偉主編,《基督宗教研究》第三輯,北京:宗教文化出版社,2001年10月,頁254-289。

  • 關啟文,〈公共空間中的宗教:自由主義對基督宗教的挑戰〉,載羅秉祥、江丕盛主編,《基督宗教思想與21世紀》,北京:中國社會科學出版社,2001年10月,頁293-330。

  • 關啟文,〈當代哲學神學〉,收郭鴻標、堵建偉合編,《新世紀的神學議程》上冊,香港: 基督徒學會,2002年3月,頁129-162。

  • 關啟文,〈新聞自由與傳媒監察:孰輕孰重?──評論關於報業評議會的爭辯〉,載關啟文、蔡志森等著,《失落的使命──為混亂的香港傳媒把脈》,香港:宣道出版社,2002年5月,頁107-118。(Used by Open University as teaching material)

  • 關啟文,〈我消費故我在--經濟危機下的信仰反省〉,載駱穎佳著,《後現代拜物教-消費文化的批判及信仰反省》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2002年7月,頁143-155。[This is partly an translation and partly an elaboration of an earlier English article.]

  • 關啟文,〈由現代到後現代:一個綜覽〉,載關啟文、張國棟編,《後現代文化與基督教》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2002年10月,頁1-16。

  • 關啟文,〈理性的困境與相對主義的迷思:一個基督徒在後現代的反思〉,載關啟文、張國棟編,《後現代文化與基督教》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2002年10月,頁145-182。(A reprint of an earlier article in an academic journal.)

  • 關啟文,〈傅柯的權力/真理觀對基督教的挑戰:一個初步的回應〉,載關啟文、張國棟編,《後現代文化與基督教》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2002年10 月,頁183-212。(A reprint of an earlier article in an academic journal.)

  • 關啟文,〈由「自我之死」到「我被愛故我在」:後現代自我觀與基督教的對話〉,載關啟文、張國棟編,《後現代文化與基督教》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2002年10月,頁267-306。(A summary of two earlier articles in an academic journal.)

  • 關啟文,〈從自由派到福音派:多馬斯.奧頓(Thomas Oden) 的後現代神學〉,載關啟文、張國棟編,《後現代文化與基督教》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2002年10月,頁347-368。

  • 關啟文,〈後現代的護教學〉,載關啟文、張國棟編,《後現代文化與基督教》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2002年10月,頁403-418。

  • 關啟文,〈基督教與學術研究是否水火不容?〉,《基督宗教研究與大學》,香港:浸會大學中華基督宗教研究中心,2002年12月,頁315-333。

  • 關啟文,〈西方的性革命:歷史的回顧〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《愛與慾─基督教性神學初探》,香港:基道,2003年3月,頁3-10。

  • 關啟文,〈性解放哲學簡評:性權、性隨便和婦女解放〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《愛與慾─基督教性神學初探》,香港:基道,2003年3月,頁31-40。

  • 關啟文,〈色情與自由主義的限制〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《愛與慾─基督教性神學初探》,香港:基道,2003年3月,頁99-106。

  • 關啟文,〈「色情無害」是神話嗎?〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《愛與慾─基督教性神學初探》,香港:基道,2003年3月,頁107-122。

  • 關啟文,〈反對娼妓合法化=擲石頭?〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《愛與慾─基督教性神學初探》,香港:基道,2003年3月,頁123-132。

  • 關啟文,〈應制定「反性傾向歧視法」嗎?〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《愛與慾─基督教性神學初探》,香港:基道,2003年3月,頁155-166。

  • 關啟文,〈現代道德的巴別塔-世俗主義能為道德提供基礎嗎?〉,載羅秉祥、萬俊人編,《宗教與道德之關係》,北京:清華大學出版社,2003年4月,頁1-39。

  • 關啟文,〈基督徒應如何回應自由性愛觀?〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《重尋真性》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2003年12月,頁64-77。
  • 關啟文,〈簡評吳敏倫的性倫理〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《重尋真性》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2003年12月,頁78-95。
  • 關啟文,〈結婚與同居:孰好?孰壞?〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《重尋真性》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2003年12月,頁139-147。
  • 關啟文,〈「反性傾向歧視」的思考〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《重尋真性》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2003年12月,頁190-213。
  • 關啟文,〈「哪種平等?誰的機會?」同志運動與平等機會〉,載關啟文、洪子雲主編,《重尋真性》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2003年12月,頁217-223。
  • 關啟文,〈宗教在現代社會必然衰退嗎?-- 世俗化理論的再思〉,載《現代語境與後現代中的基督教》,2004年3月,頁97-135。(A reprint of an earlier journal article.)
  • 關啟文,〈約翰.希克對宗教排他論或特殊論的批判〉,載傅有德、斯圖沃德和克拉克主編,《跨宗教對話──中國與西方》,北京:中國社會科學出版社,2004年5月,頁27-54。(Basically identical to an earlier journal article.)
  • 關啟文,〈香港的民主路:神學的反思〉,載駱潁佳編,《遙遙民主路──回歸前後香港基督徒的政治評論》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2004年8月,頁132-150。
  • 關啟文,〈評自由主義與社群主義之論爭〉,載李春旺編著,《台灣社會變遷中政經倫理之重建──2000年東海大學學術與信仰倫理研討會論文集》,2004年10月,頁107-32。(A reprint of an earlier journal article.)
  • 關啟文,〈全球化趨勢中的家庭與基督教倫理〉,收卓新平、許志偉主編,《基督宗教研究》第七輯,北京:宗教文化出版社,2004年12月,頁267-94。
  • 關啟文,〈傅柯的權力/真理觀—批評與回應〉,載謝立中、阮新邦編,《現代性、後現代性社會理論:詮釋與評論》,北京:北京大學出版社,2004年12月,頁183-211。(A reprint of an earlier journal article.)
  • 關啟文,〈20世紀的亞奎那—斯溫伯恩〉,載理查德.斯溫伯恩,《上帝是否存在?》,北京:北京大學出版社,2005年1月,頁1-11。
  • 關啟文,〈我們為甚麼發起「反對性傾向歧視立法運動」?平情地回應瓶情〉,載葉敬德主編,《彩虹的兩端──性傾向歧視立法爭論二百天》,香港:基道出版社,2005年10月,頁38-46。
  • 關啟文,〈同志運動與性革命〉,載《平權?霸權?—審視同性戀議題》,香港:天地圖書,2005年10月,頁150-164。
  • 關啟文、洪子雲,〈性傾向歧視法的不寬容──逆向歧視的真實例子〉,載《平權?霸權?—審視同性戀議題》,香港:天地圖書,2005年10月,頁178-189。
  • 關啟文,〈性傾向歧視法與古典自由主義:是友?是敵?〉,載《平權?霸權?—審視同性戀議題》,香港:天地圖書,2005年10月,頁252-292。
  • 關啟文,〈支持性傾向歧視法的九個謬誤〉,載《平權?霸權?—審視同性戀議題》,香港:天地圖書,2005年10月,頁293-311。
  • 關啟文,〈反對性傾向歧視法的九個理由〉,載《平權?霸權?—審視同性戀議題》,香港:天地圖書,2005年10月,頁312-330。
  • 關啟文,〈危機時代的基督教哲學:馬里坦的整全人文主義〉,載關啟文主編,《基督教價值與人文精神:歷史、對話與前瞻》,香港浸會大學中華基督宗教研究中心,2006年3月,頁157-87。
  • Kai-man Kwan. "Are Religious Beliefs Human Projections?" In Raymond Pelly and Peter Stuart, eds., A Religious Atheist? Critical Essays on the Work of Lloyd Geering (Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, October 2006), pp. 41-66.
  • Kai-man Kwan, "Moral Arguments for the Existence of God [addendum]." In Donald Borchert, ed., Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol.6, 2nd edition (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006), pp. 358-60.
  • Kai-man Kwan, "Mysticism, Nature and Assessment of [addendum]." In Donald Borchert, ed., Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol.6, 2nd edition (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006), pp. 460-62.
  • 關啟文,〈走向後現代自我的中國新一代——神學反思〉,載姚西伊主編,《前路求索──福音信仰與當代中國社會現實》,香港:中國神學研究院,2007年12月,頁169-202。
  • 關啟文,〈淺論「第二軸心時代的基督教神學」〉,載趙林、楊熙楠編,《比較神學與對話理論》,桂林:廣西師範大學出版社,2008年4月,頁246-53。(A reprint of an earlier journal article.)
  • 關啟文,〈香港社會的時代交織──兼論道德的困境〉,載李景雄主編,《道德已死?──德性生命的再思》,香港:明風出版社,2008年10月,頁15-32。
  • 關啟文,〈基督教、自然主義與人權的基礎〉,載江丕盛、楊思言、梁媛媛編,《宗教價值與公共領域──公共宗教的中西文化對話》,北京:中國社會科學出版社,2008年12月,頁136-157。
  • 關啟文,〈性與暴力──可怕的傾向〉,載黎斯華主編,《文明時代的暴力反思》,香港:法住出版社,2009年3月,頁217-263。
  • Kai-man Kwan, "The Argument from Religious Experience." In William Craig & J. P. Moreland, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology (Oxford: Blackwell, June 2009), pp. 498-552. (25,000 words) This is a very long and substantial academic article in a book published by one of the most prestigious international academic publishers. This book is a collection of the state-of the-art articles on natural theology (in the field of philosophy of religion) written by experts in those areas. The fact that I belong to this team of scholars shows that I am one of the internationally recognized scholars and experts in the field of philosophy of religion.
  • 關啟文、李耀強,〈網絡世界的色情文化與青少年成長〉,載胡少偉主編,《網絡世界下的青少年成長》,香港:香港教育工作者聯會,2009年6月,頁81-92。
  • 關啟文,〈珠寶商還是尋寶者?本色神學與處境神學的探討〉,收何光滬、楊熙楠編,《漢語神學讀本(上)》,香港:漢語基督教文化研究所,2009年,頁587-601。(A shortened version of an earlier paper published in another book)
  • 關啟文,〈基督教世界觀與學術研究──水乳交融還是水火不容?〉,載關啟文、張穎珊、吳永康編,《盡你的心智愛神──基督教世界觀初探》,香港基督徒學術論壇供稿,香港:天道書樓,2011年5月,頁101-125。
  • 關啟文,〈重建基督教世界觀──教會的時代使命〉,載關啟文、張穎珊、吳永康編,《盡你的心智愛神──基督教世界觀初探》,香港基督徒學術論壇供稿,香港:天道書樓,2011年5月,頁127-140。
  • 關啟文,〈基督教與近代哲學〉,載關啟文、張穎珊、吳永康編,《盡你的心智愛神──基督教世界觀初探》,香港基督徒學術論壇供稿,香港:天道書樓,2011年5月,頁157-201。
  • 關啟文,〈社會抗爭與褔柯的權力觀──基督教角度的反思〉,載《若沉遇溺:基督徒與成癮行為──探討基督徒成癮行為、輔導進路和防治方法》,香港:明光社生命及倫理研究中心,2010年5月,頁78-90。
  • Kai-man Kwan, "Theistic & Non-theistic Arguments from Religious Experience," in Charles Taliaferro, Victoria Harrison, and Stewart Goetz, eds., Routledge Companion to Theism (New York: Routledge, 2011).


  • I have a wide range of research interests and competence: epistemology, social philosophy, philosophy of science, postmodernism, management science, ethics, theology, philosophy of religion and sociology of religion. They can be grouped under five foci which are interconnected: Postmodernism; Ethics and social philosophy; Philosophy of science; Philosophy of religion; Systematic theology

  • In this age of specialization, I regard the development of a comprehensive perspective which can unite diverse and often dichotomized academic fields a corrective and a strength. Of course, I am only working towards this goal.

    Sole-Authored Books:

  • 關啟文,《我信故我思—真理路上的摰誠探索》,香港:基督徒學生福音團契,1998年9月。(This is a book written for undergraduates and graduates. Although the book is presented in an accessible way for the general readers, the contents of parts (ii) to (iv) are academic. This is written as a textbook for religion and philosophy subjects in a university setting. I deem it an urgent task because the students now prefer reading Chinese materials but suitable academic materials in Chinese are not easy to find. Part (iii) (around 90 pages) is written with the course RP 2090 "Religion and Modern Science" in mind, and it provides a survey of the contemporary dialogue between science and religion which can rarely be found in other Chinese materials. Parts (ii) and (iv) are suitable for courses like "Philosophy of Christian Religion", "Philosophical Issues in Religion," "Philosophy of Religion," etc.)
  • 關啟文,《「是非」、「曲直」──對人權、同性戀的倫理反思》,香港:宣道出版社,2000年7月。(This is an academic treatise on the socio-ethical issues of human rights, homosexuality, and their interrelationship.) [A second edition of this book published in May 2005- extensively revised and enlarged.]
  • 關啟文,《上帝、世俗社會與道德的基礎》,香港:天道,2006年4月。(This an academic treatment of the question about the foundations of morality; related to both philosophy of religion and moral philosophy.)
  • 關啟文,《基督教倫理與自由世俗社會》,香港:天道,2007年3月。(A book on "Christian ethics & the secular free society"
  • 關啟文,《力挽狂潮──席捲全球的性解放運動.英國與香港個案考察》,香港:宣道,2007年10月。(A book on "The Sexual Revolution- A Study of Cases in UK & Hong Kong")
  • Kai-man Kwan, The Rainbow of Experiences, Critical Trust, and God: A Defense of Holistic Empiricism (New York: Continuum, October 2011).

    Books Edited:


  • 關啟文、張國棟主編,《後現代文化與基督教》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2002年10月。
  • 關啟文、洪子雲主編,《愛與慾─基督教性神學初探》,香港:基道,2003年3月。
  • 關啟文、洪子雲主編,《重尋真性》,香港:學生福音團契出版社,2003年12月。
  • 關啟文、戴耀廷、康貴華等著,《平權?霸權?—審視同性戀議題》,香港:天地圖書,2005年10月。
  • 關啟文主編,《基督教價值與人文精神:歷史、對話與前瞻》,香港浸會大學中華基督宗教研究中心,2006年3月。(On 'Christian Values and the Humanistic Spirit.")
  • 關啟文、張穎珊、吳永康編,《盡你的心智愛神──基督教世界觀初探》,香港基督徒學術論壇供稿,香港:天道書樓,2011年5月。
  • These six academic books on the areas of "Christian Theology and Postmodernism" (the first one), "Christian Theology and Sexual ethics" (the next three), and "Christian Worldview" (the last two).. They are also pioneering works in Chinese scholarship in these areas.

    Other Published Manuscript

  • 關啟文編寫,《「了解及面對色情文化」教材套 》,香港:基督徒關注色情文化聯委會,1997年5月。

    Book Reviews and Research Notes

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Review of John Polkinghorne's Reason and Reality: The Relationship between Science and Theology." Themelios, Vol.18 No.3, April 1993, pp.31-32.

  • 關啟文,〈評《信仰的天空》〉,《思》,1994年9月,頁32-33,30。[再刊於《山道期刊》,1998年,卷一,第一期,頁147-150。]

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Review of Richard Swinburne, Providence and the Problem of Evil (Oxford: Clarendon, 1998)." Oriel Record 1999, pp.72-73, 75. (Oriel Record is the annual publication of Oriel College, University of Oxford.)

  • 關啟文,〈宗教在二十一世紀有前途嗎?評Peter L. Berger, ed., The Desecularization of the World: Resurgent Religion and World Politics (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1999)〉,《基道閱讀》總14期,2000年5-6月,頁18-19。

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Review of Arne A. Wyller, The Creating Consciousness: Science as the Language of God (Denver, Colorado: Divina, 1999)." Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith: Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation, vol.52 no.3 (September 2000), pp.204-5.

  • 關啟文,〈宗教哲學研究的拓新之作--評傅有德等著的《現代猶太哲學》〉,戴《世界宗教研究》,2000年第四期(11月),頁216-219。

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Review of Jerome Gellman, Mystical Experience of God: A Philosophical Inquiry (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001)." Faith and Philosophy, vol. 21 no. 4 (Oct 2004), pp. 553-60.

  • Research Notes: Kai-man Kwan and Eric W. K. Tsang, "Realism and Constructivism in Strategy Research: A Critical Realist Response to Mir and Watson," Strategic Management Journal 22 (2001): 1163-1168. (This is an academic exchange with two other scholars in an international refereed journal, following up issues raised in an earlier article by Dr. Tsang and I, which was published in The Academy of Management Review. It is classified as a research note instead of a full-length article by SMJ. By Jan 3, 2004, this article has attracted 3 citations according to the Social Sciences Citation Index.)

    Conference/Seminar Papers:

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Theological Methodology in the Asian Context: A Response to Dr. Judo Poerwowidego." Conference on "Doing Theology in the Asian Context" (organized by the Christian Conference in Asia), Kyoto, Japan, April 1996. (Invited)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Apologetics in Eastern Contexts." EARC, May 1997, National University of Singapore. (Invited)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Contemporary Philosophical Debate on the Validity of Religious Experience." 9 Feb 1998. Colloquium, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University. (Invited)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Modern Philosophy of Science and the Rationality of Religion." 23 Feb 1998. Seminar, Christianity in the East Asian Context Research Program, LEWI, Hong Kong Baptist University.

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Thomas Kuhn's Philosophy of Science and Rationality in Liberal Arts Tradition." 1998 ACUCA (Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia) Conference-- "Higher Education in Asia: A Focus on Liberal Arts Education." 7-8 May 1998, Lingnan College.

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Consumer Culture and Economic Crisis." IFES East Asia Graduate Conference, 25-29 July 1998, Pattaya, Thailand. (Invited)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Naturalistic Explanations of Religious Experience: Do They Matter?" The Fourth Symposium of Sino-American Philosophy and Religious Studies, jointly organized by the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Religious Studies of the Peking University (in connection with the Society of Christian Philosophers in America), 19-23 October 1998, Peking University. (Invited)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Ideas of Domination and Freedom" and "Foucault's View on Power/Truth." 22 February 1999. Seminar, Christianity in the East Asian Context Research Program, LEWI, Hong Kong Baptist University.

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Naturalistic Explanations of Religious Experience: Do They Matter?" The Society of the Christian Philosophers, Midwest Regional Meeting, Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA, 25-27 March 1999.

  • Kai-man Kwan, "The Hermeneutics of Trust and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion," The Pacific American Philosophical Association Conference, 31 March- 3 April 1999, Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, California, U.S.A. (Invited)

  • 關啟文,「巴特論自然神學:洞見與限制」,巴特神學的再思-香港神學研討會,道風山基督教叢林和香港神學人團契聯合主辦,1999年4月5-6日,道風山。(Invited)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Can the Critical Trust Approach to Religious Experience be Combined with Religious Exclusivism? A Reply to John Hick." The Society of Christian Philosophers: Pacific Regional Meeting, George Fox University, Oregon, USA, 8-10 April 1999.

  • 關啟文,「基督教與西方哲學」,「基督教與近代文化」學術研討會,香港浸會大學,林思齊東西交流研究所,東亞處境中的基督教研究計劃統籌,北京大學宗教學系合辦,1999年6月29-30日,香港浸會大學,林護國際會議中心。(Invited)

  • 關啟文,〈約翰•麥奎利的基督教存在主義人觀〉,北大哲學系及宗教學系主辦,第五屆中美哲學與宗教學研討會,1999年10月18-22日,北京大學。(Invited)

  • 關啟文,〈約翰•麥奎利的思想的評價〉,中國社會科學院世界宗教研究所主辦,「中國當代基督宗教研究」學術研討會,1999年11月15-18日,北京溫特萊酒店。(Invited)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "The Idea of Christian Scholarship: Integration of Faith and Learning in an Age of Pluralism," ACUCA International Conference on the 21st Century Christian Higher Education in Multi-Cultural Asian Societies, 6-7 December 1999, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan.

  • 關啟文,〈評自由主義與社群主義之論爭〉,「台灣社會變?+Sodytxt">關啟文,〈評自由主義與社群主義之論爭↓倫理研討會,2000年6月10日。(Invited)

  • 關啟文,〈基督教與後現代的自我觀〉,「基督宗教與21世紀」學術研討會,中國社會科學院基督教研究中心舉辦,2000年9月18至21日。(Invited)

  • 關啟文,〈公共空間中的宗教:自由主義對基督教的挑戰〉,「基督宗教思想與21世紀挑戰」學術會議,香港浸會大學主辦,2000年12月21至23日。

  • Kai-man Kwan, "A Critical Evaluation of the Debate between Michael Sandel and the Later John Rawls," the Beijing International Conference on Political Philosophy, organized by the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 26-29 April 2001.

  • Kai-man Kwan, "John Hick's Critique of Religious Exclusivism/ Particularism." The Seventh Symposium of Sino-American Philosophy and Religious Studies, Oct 16-20, 2001. Organized by the School of Philosophy and Sociology, Shandong University. (Invited)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "Christian theology as an academic subject in the university," the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia Silver Anniversary Seminar, December 10 to 12, 2001 in Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • 關啟文,〈基督教與學術研究是否水火不容?〉,「基督宗教研究與大學」學術會議,香港浸會大學主辦,2001年12月19至21日。

  • 關啟文,〈評自由主義與社群主義之論爭〉,「現代西方哲學思潮:公共哲學專題研討會」,南京大學哲學與宗教學系、中國現代外國哲學學會主辦,2002年3月23至24日。

  • 關啟文,〈基督教與存在主義的人觀〉,「基督教人觀」研討會,香港神學人團契主辦,2002年6月10日。(Invited)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "How to Stimulate Students' Thinking About Meaning of Life." Thinking Qualities Initiative Conference Hong Kong 2002, June 21-22, 2002, Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University, organized by the Hong Kong Society for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching of Thinking (HKSALT). (Invited)

  • 關啟文,〈世俗社會的道德/素質教育:基督教倫理可以有貢獻嗎?〉,「世俗化處境中的基督宗教」學術研討會,中國社會科學院基督教研究中心主辦,2002年12月16-19日,北京艾維克酒店。(Invited)

  • 關啟文,〈危機時代的基督教哲學:馬里坦的整全人文主義〉,「基督教價值與人文精神:歷史、對話與前瞻」國際學術會議,香港浸會大學中華基督宗教研究中心主辦,2003年9月11-13日。

  • 關啟文,〈全球化處境中的家庭:基督教倫理的思考〉,「全球地域化學中國基督宗教」學術研討會,中國社會科學院基督教研究中心主辦,2003年12月4-7日,北京。(Invited)

  • Kai-man Kwan, "The Need for Crosschecking and the Validity of Religious Experience: A Reply to Evan Fales." 北京大學哲學系及宗教學系主辦,第十屆中美哲學與宗教學研討會,2004年10月19-21日,北京大學。(Invited)
  • 關啟文,〈宗教、公民社會與自由民主〉,「公民社會與中國基督宗教」學術研討會,中國社會科學院基督教研究中心主辦,2004年12月10日,北京。(Invited)
  • Kai-man Kwan, "Criticisms of William Dembski's Intelligent Design: A Critical Evaluation." Conference on "Contemporary Debates on Genesis, Evolution & Intelligent Design." 8th January, 2005, organized by the Hong Kong Christian Scholars' Fellowship.
  • 關啟文,〈何去何從?──性革命的意識形態與轉變中的台灣社會〉,「大學生的品格教育:性倫理」研討會,台灣東海大學主辦,2005年6月7日。(Invited)
  • 關啟文,〈走向後現代自我的中國新一代──神學反思〉,「中國文化與基督教」學術研討會,中國神學研究院中國文化研究中心主辦,香港浸會大學中華基督宗教研究中心協辦,2005年6月8日。(Invited)
  • 關啟文,〈性與愛關係的再思〉,「94年度科技整合之生命教育」學術研討會,台灣生命教育學會主辦, 2006年5月19-20日。(Invited)
  • Kai-man Kwan, "Reflections on the Foundation of Human Rights from a Christian Perspective." International conference on "Religious Values and the Public Forum: Public Religion, an East-West Dialogue." 8–10 June, 2006, organized by the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, and co-sponsored by Centre of Theological Inquiry, Princeton.
  • Kai-man Kwan, "Thomas Aquinas on Natural Law: Reflections on Its Contemporary Relevance." International conference on "Medieval Philosophy." 3 –6 July, 2006, organized by the Institute of Foreign Philosophy, Peking University, the Department of Philosophy, Peking University and the Ying-Jie International Communication Center, Peking University. (Invited)
  • 關啟文,〈香港批判色情文化之理論與行動經驗〉,「性成癮與貞潔教育研討會」,台灣輔仁大學神學院生命倫理研究中心主辦,2006年11月18日。
  • Kai-man Kwan & Johnson He, "Richard Dawkins - The High Priest of Atheism? Reflection on His Views on Science and Religion." Conference on "When Science Meets Faith --- New Milestones in the 21st century," Dec 16, 2006, organized by the Hong Kong Christian Scholarship Forum, the Chaplaincy of Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, & Graduate Christian Fellowship.
  • 關啟文、賀志勇,〈道金斯(Richard Dawkins)論科學與宗教──它們必然衝突嗎?〉,「信仰、科學與教育──第三屆科學與信仰年會」,北京師範大學哲學與社會科學院主辦,2006年12月21-23日。
  • Kai-man Kwan, "Are Religious Beliefs Human Projections?" Conference: A Dialogue with Lloyd Geering, July 14, 2007, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Kai-man Kwan & Siyi Han, "The Quest for God in Chinese Culture and Contemporary China," Trinity Newman Lecture, July 16, 2007, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. (Invited by the Trinity Newman Foundation in New Zealand)
  • Kai-man Kwan, "The Contemporary Argument from Religious Experience," lecture delivered in the Philosophy Department of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, July 23, 2007.
  • 關啟文, "The Contemporary Design Argument" ,「科學與人文暑期學院高級研修班」,中國自然辯證法研究會未來與發展戰略專業委員會、國際人文與科學學會、北京師範大學科學與人文研究中心合辦,2007年8月7-15日。(Invited)
  • 關啟文,〈人權的基礎是經驗嗎?──評德蕭維奇(Alan Dershowitz)的人權論〉,「人權的應用倫理學視角學術研討會」,香港浸會大學應用倫理學研究中心、中國社會科學院哲學研究所合辦,2008年12月16-17日。(Invited)
  • 關啟文,「宇宙的微調、設計與多重宇宙」,第四屆科學與信仰學術年會,北京師範大學哲學與社會科學院科學與人文研究中心主辦,2008年12月18-20日。(Invited)
  • 關啟文,「基督教人文關懷與社會工作──公義觀和人權觀」專題演講,濟南山東大學社會工作系主辦,2009年12月21日。(Invited)
  • 關啟文,「同性戀運動的價值理念與同運在世界的發展」專題演講,濟南山東大學社會工作系主辦,2009年12月21日。(Invited)
  • Kai-man Kwan, "Revisiting Alan Goldman's Plain Sex View: A Critical Reflection on the Meaning of Sex," in the international conference on "The Family and Sexual Ethics: Christian Foundations and Public Values," May 26-27, 2011, co-organized by the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University & the Relationships Global, Cambridge.
  • 關啟文,「社會脈動下對家庭結構的衝擊」專題演講,「台灣走出埃及輔導協會」主辦,2011年7月15日,台北。(Invited)
  • 關啟文,〈當代科學哲學與宗教的合理性〉,「終極關切:哲學與宗教」宗教哲學青島論壇,中國社會科學院世界宗教研究所主辦,2011年8月23-26日,山東青島。(Invited)
 VIII. Scholarly / Research-Related Activities
1) One Fundable RGC Project
  • With Dr. Kang Phee Seng as the principal investigator and myself as the co-investigator, we have applied for the RGC Grant (1998-1999) [reference no. HKBU 2006/98H]
  • The topic is: "A Study of the Concepts of Rationality and Objectivity in Contemporary Dialogue between Science and Religion, with a Preliminary Exploration of its Significance in the Chinese Context."
  • Although the project is not actually funded, all the reviewers support our project and it is rated as fundable.
2) I got a Faculty Research Grant Category I [FRG/00-01/I-06]. The topic is "A Study of the Debate between Liberalism and Communitarianism, and its Implications for the Public Role of Religion in Modern Society." I am the only investigator. The funding allocated is $35,140. This project has been accomplished by September 2002.
3) I got a Faculty Research Grant Category II [FRG/00-01/II-09]. The topic is "A Study of the Concept of Rationality in the Realist Tradition in Contemporary Dialogue between Science and Religion." Dr. Kang Phee Seng is the Principal Investigator and I am the Co-investigator. The funding allocated is $115,000.
4) I was actively involved in the "Christianity in the East Asian Context" Research Program (September 1997-August 1999), LEWI, Hong Kong Baptist University.
5) I have collaborated with colleagues in the Centre for Sino-Christian studies and several prominent mainland Chinese scholars on a research project: "Christianity and Humanism." This project is almost finished, and the findings will be published in a book (in Chinese) in the near future. This book would be a significant contribution to contemporary Chinese scholarship in the fields of philosophy and Christian studies. I am responsible for the writing of four chapters in this book:
  • "From Humanism to Anti-Humanism."
  • "An Evaluation of Secular Humanism."
  • "An Evaluation of Secularist Ethics."
  • "Towards a Christian Humanism."
  • All the articles (over 100,000 words) have been finished.
 V. Contribution Towards Service
1) Service for the University:
  • Arts Faculty Representative to the Working Group on Effectiveness of the Teaching Evaluation Exercise (from May 1999- May 2000)
  • I was the speaker of the University Forum on September 24, 2002. The topic was "Popular Culture and the Meaning of Life." The response of the year-one BU students was in general very good.
  • Baptist University's representative to the Hong Kong Examinations & Assessment Authority (HKEAA) Subject committee of Ethics & Religious Studies (Sixth Form) (1 August 2010-31 December 2013)
2) Faculty Administration
  • 1996-1999: Arts Faculty Library Sub-Committee
  • 2003-2004: Arts Faculty Board Meeting Secretary
3) Department Administration
  • 1996-1997: Library Liaison (Co-ordinator) ; Mentor for Year One Students.
  • 1997-1998: Library Liaison (Co-ordinator); Recording Secretary.
  • 1998-1999: Library Liaison (Co-ordinator); Recording Secretary; Department Postgraduate Seminar (Co-ordinator); Departmental Examination Board (1st semester); Departmental Postgraduate Studies Committee (1st semester).
  • 1999-2000: Department's Member to Advisory Committee; Department Exam Committee; Department Library Liaison; Departmental Meeting Secretary; Departmental Postgraduate Studies Committee; Departmental Postgraduate Seminar; Mentor for Year One Students; Co-ordinator for Visiting Chinese Scholar.
  • 2000-2001: Secretary of the RS Major Advisory Committee; Member of the Campus Christian Activities Committee; Member of the Departmental Library Liaison Committee; Departmental Meeting Secretary; Member of the Departmental Postgraduate Studies Committee.
  • 2001-2002: Departmental Meeting Secretary; Member of the Departmental Postgraduate Studies
  • 2002-2003: Departmental Meeting Secretary ; Member of the Departmental Postgraduate Admission Committee; Career and Alumni Coordinator
  • 2003-2004: Departmental Meeting Secretary; Career and Alumni Coordinator
  • 2004-2005: Departmental Meeting Secretary; Career and Alumni Coordinator
  • 2005-2006: Postgraduate Admission Committee; Fire Captain; Career and Alumni Coordinator
  • 2006-2007: Major Coordinator
  • 2007-2008: Acting Head
  • 2008-2009: Member of the Curriculum Committee; Representative to the Christian Activity Committee
  • 2009-2010: Member of the Curriculum Committee; Member of the Examination Committee; Coordinator of the Promotion/Publicity Committee; Associate Director, MALSE; Department representative to the Campus Christian Activities Committee
  • 2010-2011: Member of the Curriculum Committee; Member of the Examination Committee; Coordinator of the Promotion/Publicity Committee; Associate Director, MALSE; Department representative to the Campus Christian Activities Committee
4) Service for the Academic Community
  • I was a member of the organizing committee for the following conferences:
    「基督教價值與人文精神:歷史、對話與前瞻」國際學術會議,香港浸會大學中華基督宗教研究中心主辦,2003年9月11-13日。(I was the convener.)
    Coordinator of the Organizing Committee for the International Conference on "Contemporary Philosophy of Religion: Eastern & Western Contexts" (February 2009)
  • I was a member of the task force who worked on a proposal to set up a Center for Sino-Christian Studies (CSCS) in Baptist University. Since its set-up in July 2001, I have been the Research Project Co-ordinator of the Center. From 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2006, I am the Associate Director of the Center. I was its Acting Director from July 2005 to June 2006. I am also the Chief Editor of CSCS's newsletter.
  • CSCS has served the community of young mainland China scholars in the area of Christian studies by providing intensive post-doctoral classes for them. One was held in April 2004, and the other two were held in the summers of 2005 and 2006. I have helped in the organizing of these classes and have also taught in all of them.
  • Service for Academic Journals
    自1999年開始,我是《基督教文化學刊》的學術評審委員。 [此學刊由中國人民大學基督教文化研究所主辦、 教育服務機構(PESI)協辦、東方出版社和人民日報出版社出版。1999年創刊。]
  • My article on press freedom (新聞自由與傳媒監察:孰輕孰重?評論關於報業評議會的爭辯) has been used as the teaching material of one Hong Kong Open University's Course: SS211C Hong Kong Government and Politics (香港政府及政治). (March 2003)
  • I have successfully applied for a grant (HKD 200,000) from CWM/Nethersole Fund to sponsor a conference on "Christian Values, Globalization, and China" (the title later changed to "Christianity and Humanism"), to be held from April 22 to April 24, 2003. I am the chairman of the organizing committee for this conference.
  • I am the Chief Editor of CSCS's newsletter. Many issues of this newsletter contain a lot of academic content besides news about our activities.
  • 南京大學「創建世界高水平大學」(985工程) 學科建設項目──「現代西方哲學思潮研究」子項目,的專家評審團成員。
  • 清華大學道德與宗教研究中心研究員(2002年1月起)
  • External Examiner for the General Education Program of Lingnan University (2009-now)
  • External Examiner for the PHD thesis of Lam Che Kong ""Press Freedom & Its Limits: Philosophical Grounds for Press Regulation", Department of Politics, University of Hong Kong, Oct 2009
  • External Examiner for the PHD thesis of高? on the theology of work, Department of Cultural & Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nov 2009
5) Service for the Wider Community of Hong Kong
  • Besides publishing academic and popular writings on the issue of pornography, I have been actively involved in activities which helped to arouse the public's concern for the influence of pornography on the youth and the society:
    - I have initiated and helped in a survey of the impact of the newspaper pornography on secondary school students. The results were announced to the media in February 1997. I was then interviewed by two radio stations and the Hong Kong Standard on this problem.
    - I have compiled a Teaching Kit on "How to Understand and Face Pornographic Culture." This fills the gap of the lack of materials for sex education in schools. I had also held a training course for the teachers and youth workers in this area.
    - I have spoken on pornography and sexual values on numerous occasions in schools and churches.
    - I was invited by the Police Cadet School to lecture on "Pornography and the Culture of Hong Kong" to police officers who are being trained to be ICs of police station.
    - 就著政府在2000年4月19日發表的《保護青少年免受淫褻及不雅物品荼毒》諮詢文件,我向政府呈交了詳細的回應文章。
    - On May 17, 2002, I attended and submitted a statement to a consultative meeting in the LegCo concerning the bill over child pornography (兒童色情物品法).
    - 我出席了立法會資訊科技及廣播事務委員會特別會議,2000年6月20日,就《淫褻及不雅物品管制條例》的政策建議,政府與關注團體會晤。
  • I have also been actively involved in the public debate over the role of the media:
    - I attended the LegCo Panel on Home Affairs, Special meeting to discuss the professional ethics of journalists and improper reporting by the media, 25 November 1998, 9am in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building.
    - 我是以下論壇的講員之一:「誰掌管公眾利益?傳媒文化與道德價值」論壇,嶺南學院,1998年12月15日。
    - Submission of a full paper [關啟文,〈新聞自由與傳媒監察:孰輕孰重?--評論關於報業評議會的爭辯〉(9,000 words)] to the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong as a response to the Consultation Paper on "The Regulation of Media Intrusion" in December 1999.
    - From September 2002 to February 2003, I serve as a guest presenter in the phone-in program (自由風,自由phone) at Radio HK I every Wednesday from 5 pm to 6 pm (sometimes from 5-8 pm). This program allows the presenters and the general public to discuss current affairs in Hong Kong. This kind of channel for public opinions to be expressed is important for a democratic society.
    - I have written many articles in local newspapers, Christian journals and magazines to discuss contemporary socio-ethical issues, hence contributing to rational discussion in our civil society. For example, in view of the crisis of family in Hong Kong, I have tried to arouse others to recognize the importance of family values.
    - 我出席了立法會特別會議(2003年6月10日),就《2003年博彩稅(修訂)條例草案》(Betting Duty (Amendment) Bill 2003) 發表意見。
6) Writings in More Popular Publication

關啟文,〈Stephen Hawking與科學決定論〉,《時代論壇》,1994年4月3日。
關啟文,〈Viktor Frankl 與意義的追尋〉,《時代論壇》,1994年4月10日。
關啟文,〈科學主義的貧乏〉,《臨界點》6期,1994年10月,頁3。 [另一版本:《中學生月》283期,1996年3/4月,頁38-39。]
關啟文,〈科學說明的霸權〉,《臨界點》7期,1995年2月,頁3。 [另一版本:《中學生月》284期,1996年4/5月,頁38-39。]
關啟文,〈科學有多客觀?〉,《臨界點》8期,1995年4月,頁3。 [另一版本:《中學生月》285期,1996年5/6月,頁38-39。]
關啟文,〈科學有多客觀?-- 証偽的再思〉,《臨界點》9期,1995年10月,頁3。 [另一版本:《中學生月》286期,1996年6/7月,頁38-39。]
關啟文,〈科學與宗教的和諧:結語篇〉,《臨界點》10期,1995年12月,頁7。 [另一版本:《中學生月》287期,1996年7/8月,頁38-39。]
關啟文,〈現代/後現代思潮的衝擊與挑戰〉,《校園》38卷6期,1996年11/12月號 ,頁4-11。(Invited)
Kai-man Kwan, "Newspaper Pornography and the Responsibility of the Media." On the Record, June 1997, pp.13-15. (Invited) [《白紙黑字》] A professional journal for journalism.
關啟文,〈我們不用自己將自己釘十字架!-- 回應許立中對信報社評事件的評論〉,《時代論壇》,1997年12月28日。
關啟文,〈基督徒應如何面對李天命的挑戰?-- 回應梁科慶〉,載《時代論壇》639期,1999年11月28日,頁10。
關啟文,〈知識分子的反「反黃」情意結〉,《香港浸會大學應用倫理學研究中心-- 倫理與社會》第八卷第二期,2000年11月。
關啟文,〈關係千奇百怪 一男一女最佳〉,戴《號角》,2004年11月。
關啟文,〈布殊當選 =神權政治?〉,《明報》,2004年12月6日。
關啟文,〈進步價值 vs. 「保守主義」?〉,《明報》,2005年1月17日。
關啟文,〈「性傾向歧視」政策的受害者──Chris Kempling──到聯合國人權委員會的發言〉,《明報》,2005年4月11日。
關啟文,〈為何教宗這樣難以評價? ──超越左右意識形態的基督教人格主義〉,《明報》,2005年4月18日。
關啟文,〈霍金與上帝──再思存在之謎 〉,《星島日報》,2006年6月28日。
關啟文,〈健全家庭是保護孩子的最佳辦法──從虐殺女嬰案談起 〉,《星島日報》,2006年7月26日。
關啟文,〈期盼包容的世俗社會 呼喚溫和的自由主義〉,《時代論壇》1041期,2007年8月12日。
關啟文,〈社會公義 vs 道德改革?從《奇異恩典》談起〉,《經濟日報》,2007年11月16日。
關啟文,〈維護家庭=道德主義?-- 回應明婉儀〉,載《時代論壇》1105期,2008年11月2日,頁15。
關啟文,〈同性戀社運進軍香港校園──形勢分析與批判反思〉,《燭光網絡》69期,2009年11月,頁 18-20。
關啟文、李耀強,〈少女援交、身體自主與性解放的迷思〉,《「珍愛生命拒絕賣身!──援交問題知多少!」通識教育資源套之特刊》,2009年11月,頁 18-26。
Kai-man Kwan, "Review of Science & Asian Spiritual Traditions by Geoffrey Redmond." Perspectives on Science & Christian Faith 61.4 (Dec 2009): 272-273.
關啟文,〈張冠李戴 ──香港道德保育團體=美國宗教右派?〉,《燭光網絡》73期,2010年7月,頁7-10。

<Comments:> although the above articles are published in more or less popular publications, many of them contain serious and substantial academic discussions, from 6,000 words up to 10,000 words.
The above writings reflect my conviction that scholars should not just write for other professional scholars, but also for a wider audience and the general public. Writing in newspapers, Christian journals, magazines, etc., I have addressed the undergraduate students, the church, and the public with a purpose to stimulate reflections on religion, ethical problems, socio-political issues and the meaning of life.

7) Institutional Committees/Boards
  • I was the founding member and coordinator of the Alliance of Christian Groups for Decency.
  • I am the founding member and a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Truth and Light (明光社) which is formed in June 1997 for promotion of a more wholesome culture in Hong Kong.
  • I am the founder and chairman of the Hong Kong Sex Culture Society.

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