BUSTH Welcomes New Assistant Professor of Ethics

Dr. Peng Yin joins BUSTH from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

April 2022 – Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH) is pleased to announce the appointment of new full-time faculty member Peng Yin, who will begin on September 1, 2022. Professor Yin will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Ethics. 

Dr. Yin is completing a manuscript on the intelligibility of moral language across metaphysical differences. He has received the Emerging Scholar Fellowship from Villanova University’s Center for Political Theology and the Doctoral Fellowship from The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History. Trained in Ethics at Harvard University and Yale Divinity School, his writing has appeared in Modern Theology and Journal of Religious Ethics. Prior to BUSTH, he taught at Candler School of Theology at Emory University as a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow.

“It is an exceptional gift to hear my scholarly interests resonating with student questions in interfaith dialogue, gender and sexuality, as well as mysticism and ethical formation,” says Dr. Yin. “At BUSTH, I sense a strong anticipation for the teaching of ethics that does justice to the least of these, and to Christianity’s moral wisdom accumulated across its historical and global pluralism. I am delighted to be joining this distinguished community in a shared work to do good in the world.” 

“His presence and expertise will strengthen STH’s commitments to interreligious conversation.”

School of Theology Dean G. Sujin Pak shares her delight for the announcement of this appointment. “There is great anticipation of how Dr. Yin’s work can collaborate with the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program and Chinese Christianity projects within the Center for Global Christianity and Mission,” she says. “His presence and expertise will strengthen STH’s commitments to interreligious conversation and the interreligious leadership track and enhance our curriculum, particularly around topics of sexual ethics, queer ethics, and comparative ethics.”