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Dr. Eugene Eung-Chun Park, Dana and Dave Dornsife Professor of New Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary, will be heading to Hong Kong this month for his third year as a mentor to young scholars through the Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT). He will spend 6 weeks helping scholars refine and publish articles on a variety of topics in humanities and social sciences in the Asian Context.
Park first attended the Institute as a participant in 2004, and was connected to the program through Phillip Wickeri, a former professor of World Christianity at SFTS and a founding mentor of the IASACT. As a participant of the program, Park finished and published an article titled “Golden Rule in Matthew’s Soteriology: A Cross-Textual Reading,” which provides a comparison of the Golden Rule as it appears in Biblical and Confucius text.
In 2009, Park presented his article, “Rachel’s Cry for her Children: Matthew’s Treatment of the Infanticide by Herod,” at the Institute’s five-year reunion conference on the theme of Religion and Violence.
After Wikeri’s retirement from his post as mentor in 2011, IASACT invited Park to take his place. “It gives me a wonderful opportunity to meet with promising, bright young scholars and interact with them. And with social media these days, we are able to keep in touch even after the program is over.”