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Regent College Appoints Yonghua Ge as Post-Doctoral Fellow

July 15, 2015
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"His extensive background in science, and his vision for exploring the relationship between Christianity and Chinese culture, make him a particularly apt recipient of our post-doctoral fellowship."

Dr. Yonghua Ge will join Regent College in August 2015 as Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology for the period 2015-2018, pending successful completion of his immigration process.

Most recently, Dr. Ge has been engaged in a postdoctoral research project on the relationship between the Christian doctrine of creation and ancient Chinese ontology at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at Cambridge University in England.

A native of China, Yonghua Ge studied physics as an undergraduate at Fudan University and began graduate work in physics at the University of Toledo in the United States. He worked as a teacher of science and English before enrolling as a student at Regent College. In 2011, he graduated from Regent with a Master of Christian Studies degree, writing a thesis on creatio ex nihilo and Thomas Aquinas under Professors John G. Stackhouse and Loren Wilkinson. After earning the MPhil degree at Cambridge University, he continued this line of research on the doctrine of creation in a PhD thesis supervised by Professor Janet Martin Soskice (who is also a graduate of Regent College). Completed in January 2015, Dr. Ge's dissertation was titled “The Many and the One: The Metaphysics of Participation in Connection to creatio ex nihilo in Augustine and Aquinas.”

Along with researching the doctrine of creation and its relation to medieval theology and ancient Chinese philosophy, Yonghua Ge desires to strengthen the bridge between Christian and Chinese scholarship. He has also served as both deacon and preacher at Cambridge Chinese Christian Church for the past five years.

Yonghua Ge has taught general sciences, physics, and mathematics in China, Thailand, the US, and the UK. He has published articles in Tyndale Bulletin, The Heythrop Journal, Chinese Social Studies Today, and the Regent Review of Christian Thoughts. He is currently working on publishing his doctoral dissertation in both English and Mandarin.

According to Regent President Jeff Greenman, “Yonghua Ge is a splendid addition to the Regent faculty. He will make a great contribution to the Regent community as an excellent scholar-mentor-churchman and as a rising evangelical theologian of outstanding promise. His extensive background in science, and his vision for exploring the relationship between Christianity and Chinese culture, make him a particularly apt recipient of our post-doctoral fellowship.”

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