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Dr. Stephen Lim

Stephen Lim, PhD

Professor of Contextual Theology
Asian Hermeneutics Specialist
International Experience: Philippines, China, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, South Africa

Education

  • Ph.D. in Religion/Biblical Studies, King's College London, London, UK
  • M.A. in Religion in Contemporary Society, King's College London, London, UK
  • M.B.B.S., Bachelors in Medicine & Bachelors in Surgery, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dissertation Topic

  • Asian Biblical Hermeneutics as Multicentric Dialogue: Towards a Singaporean War of Reading

Academic Experiences

  • Assessor, King's College London, London, UK

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Associate Staff Worker, Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Singapore
  • Development Committee Member, Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Singapore
  • Missions Committee Chair, Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Singapore
  • Medical Doctor, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
  • Medical Doctor, St. Luke's Hospital, Singapore

Publications & Presentations

  • The Impe(/a)rative of Dialogue in Asian Hermeneutics within the Modern/Colonial World System: Renegotiating Biblical Pasts for Planetary Futures. Biblical Interpretation, 25:4-5 (2017), pp. 663-678.
  • ‘Undoing Chinese Privilege through Reading with the Other’, 5th International Conference on Contemporary Cultural Studies, Singapore (Awarded best research paper award). (Nov 2017)
  • ‘Lion’s Den in the Lion City: Reading Daniel 6 through the Experiences of Political Prisoners in Singapore’, Society of Asian Biblical Studies/SBL International Meeting, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. (Jul 2016)
  • ‘Moving to and from the Margins: Reading Daniel 1 with Malay Muslim Minorities in Singapore’, Society of Asian Biblical Studies/SBL International Meeting, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. (Jul 2016)
  • ‘The Impe(/a)rative of Dialogue in Asian Hermeneutics: Towards Re-membering Biblical Pasts for Planetary Futures’, Symposium on Futures of Biblical Studies, University of Kent, Kent, UK. (Jun 2016)
  • ‘(Re-)Contextualising Contextual Methodologies from the Ground Up: Towards a Singaporeanisation of Asian Hermeneutics’, SBL Annual Meeting, Atlanta, US. (Nov 2015)
  • ‘Reading in Solidarity with the Other in Asia: Daniel 1 through the Eyes of Malay Muslim Minorities in Singapore’, East-West Theological Forum, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea. (May 2015)

Languages

  • English- native proficiency
  • Mandarin- full professional proficiency
  • Bahasa Indonesia- basic proficiency
  • Japanese- basic proficiency