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Rev Dr Edmund Fong

Rev Dr Edmund Fong

BEng Hons., Civil Engineering (National University of Singapore)
BTh (Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia)
MTh (Trinity Theological College, Singapore)
PhD (University of Otago, New Zealand)

Denomination: Presbyterian

Area of Research: Theology (E)

Area of interest:
Christian (Protestant) Doctrine in general, with a heightened focus on Christology, Soteriology and Theological Anthropology
Theology of Karl Barth and John Calvin
Biblical Interpretation and Theological Hermeneutics, especially its wider engagement with Philosophical Hermeneutics
Biblical Theology and its role in the hermeneutical process
Public Theology, especially in relation to the place that religious voices have in the public square

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Rev Dr Edmund Fong is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore. Prior to joining Trinity Theological College, Edmund worked as an engineer with the Public Utilities Board for close to 4 years, before joining his church, Adam Road Presbyterian Church as a ministry intern for 2 years. Following his three-year stint of theological studies in Sydney, Edmund returned to join the pastoral team of Adam Road Presbyterian Church in 2009. Edmund continues to participate actively in the pastoral and teaching ministries at Adam Road Presbyterian Church.

Edmund is married to Mei Ying. They have 3 children — Phoebe, Chloe, and Jonathan. Besides reading, Edmund enjoys running, cooking, eating and watching movies (not necessarily in that order!)

Published works


“Obedience that Saves: A Dogmatic Inquiry into the Obedience of Jesus Christ in Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Reconciliation as shown in his Church Dogmatics”, PhD Thesis, University of Otago, 2016.


Obedience from First to Last: The Obedience of Jesus Christ in Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Reconciliation. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2020.


“’We Can’t Go Over It; We Can’t Go Under It; Oh No! We’ve Got to Go Through It!’: Karl Barth’s Doctrine of the Trinity in Modern Theology.” In The Triune God, Ethos Institute Engagement Series, 17-34. Singapore: Sower Publishing Centre, 2022.

Edmund Fong, “Akratic Action and John Calvin’s Understanding of Adam’s Prelapsarian Free Choice,” International Journal of Systematic Theology 24, no. 4 (2022): 527–547

Edmund Fong, “Gender Dysphoria and the Body-Soul Relationship,” Themelios 47, no. 2 (2022): 348–365

Review of The Trinity and the Religions, by Tan Loe-Joo, Asia Journal of Theology 34, no. 1 (2020): 131-35.

“Sharing the Gospel with those in Same-Sex Relationships.” In Homosexuality, the Bible and the Church, edited by Rev Dr Keith Lai, Rev Terry Kee and Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian, 197-216. Singapore: NCCS, 2021.

‘Mutually Beneficial to our Reading of Scripture’: How Biblical Theology and Theological Hermeneutics Benefit Each Other

“‘The One and the Many”: Pondering the Hermeneutics of the Doctrine of the Atonement from the “Reception of Doctrine”’ Approach, Journal of Theological Interpretation 12.1 (2018), pp. 127–148.


“The Why of Public Square Deliberation for the Religious and Nonreligious: A Singaporean Christian Perspective.” Paper presented at the 8th Executive Programme “Religion and Non-religion: Dynamics and Impacts on Plural Societies” of the Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Programme of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore, 3 May 2023.

“Faith Overcoming COVID-19 Pandemic: A View from the Christian (Protestant) Church.” Paper presented at The International Conference of Cohesive Societies (ICCS) 2022 “Confident Identities, Connected Communities,” Singapore, 8 September 2022.

“‘For Us and In Our Place’: The Doctrine of the Atonement in Engagement with the ‘Reception of Doctrine’ Approach.” Paper presented at The Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools Ltd (ANZATS) Conference, University of Melbourne, 4 July 2016.

“Divine Obedience and Trinitarian Ontology: The Implications of Karl Barth’s Notion of the Obedience of the Eternal Son for his Doctrine of the Trinity.” Paper presented at the University of Otago Theology and Religion Department Seminar Series, 21 August 2015.

“‘Conceptus de Spiritu Sancto‘: Karl Barth on the work of the Holy Spirit in the life, ministry and mission of the Incarnate Son.” Paper presented at the 2015 Tyndale Fellowship Christian Doctrine Study Group on “The Spirit and Spirituality in Theological and Missionary Perspective” at Tyndale House, Cambridge, 1–3 July 2015.