Jonathan Y. Tan

CONTACT INFORMATION | Case Western Reserve University | Religious Studies Department | 243 Tomlinson Hall, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-7112 | (216) 368-6446 | jonathan@jonathantan.org | Linkedin | Academia.edu
RESEARCH INTERESTS | • Asian/Asian American Christianity • Asian/Asian American Catholicism • Asian/Asian American Religions • World Christianity • Catholic Studies/Global Catholicism • Ecumenical & Interreligious Studies • Liturgical Studies • Migration Studies • Mission Studies • Religion & Culture • Religion & Society • World Religions • Chinese Religions


Jonathan Y. Tan is Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan Professor of Catholic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies and affiliated faculty in the Chinese, Ethnic Studies, Asian Studies, and International Studies programs at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (USA).

Jonathan holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC), a M.A. from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, California), and a LL.B. (Honours) from the National University of Singapore Law School. Previously, he taught at Australian Catholic University (Sydney, Australia) Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio) and The Catholic University of America.

Jonathan is the author of Introducing Asian American Theologies (Orbis Books, 2008), which was funded by the Louisville Institute's First Book Grant for Scholars of Color, 2005 and remains the principal one-volume survey of Asian American Christian theologies. His second book, Christian Mission among the Peoples of Asia (Orbis Books, 2014) has been named by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research as one of 15 outstanding books of 2014 for mission studies. His most recent book The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC): Bearing Witness to the Gospel and the Reign of God in Asia (Fortress Press, 2021) is a definitive study of the contributions of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) to an emerging contemporary Asian Catholic way of being church and doing theology.

Jonathan is also the lead editor of World Christianity: Perspectives and Insights (Orbis Books, 2016), which has been named by the International Bulletin of Mission Research as one of the 10 outstanding books of 2016 for mission studies, and co-editor of Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). He is also one the editors, together with Elaine Wei Fun Goh, Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, and Amos Yong of From Malaysia to the Ends of the Earth: Southeast Asian and Diasporic Contributions to Biblical and Theological Studies (Claremont, CA: Claremont Press, 2021).

For a complete listing of Jonathan's scholarship, please visit his Publications page.


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