Clement Y. Wen

Assistant Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Howard and Shirley Bentall Chair in Evangelical Thought

Dr. Wen’s current interest in the reconstruction and renewal of evangelical theology is inspired by the work of the late Robert E. Webber (1933-2007) and the late Stanley J. Grenz (1950-2005). However, the broader trajectory of his historical and systematic thought to date has been primarily influenced by his previous research on the Byzantine Father Maximus the Confessor (580-662), the Protestant Reformer John Calvin (1509-1564), the twentieth-century German Lutheran Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928-2014), and the contemporary move in recent decades towards Global and World Christianity. Dr. Wen’s first monograph, An ‘Open-Ended Distinctiveness’: The Contemporary Relevance of Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Participatory Ecclesiology and Ecumenism for World Christianity, was published in Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht’s Forschungen zur systematischen und ökumenischen Theologie series in 2021.

Dr. Wen was born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area where he grew up and was baptized at the Chinese Bible Church of Maryland (CBCM) in Rockville, Maryland. He later returned to CBCM as a member of the pastoral staff (2010-2015) and was ordained by his home church in January 2014. While serving in university student ministry in Hualien, Taiwan (2003-2005), Clement met his wife, Tracy. Married for eighteen years and counting, Clement and Tracy have two boys, Ethan (13) and Micah (10). In their spare time, the Wen family enjoys road trips, international travel, good food, movies, musicals, and sporting events. Since Clement grew up in Maryland playing ice hockey, he looks forward to living in Canada and rekindling his childhood passion for the sport.

Accreditations

PhD
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
MCS
Regent College
Vancouver, BC
BA
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL

Current Course List

Course Title Instructors Term Year/Month Days
Grace and the Christian Life Clement Y. Wen Fall 2024 Tues
Essentials in Theology Clement Y. Wen Fall 2024 Fri
Doctrine of the Trinity Clement Y. Wen Winter 2025 Mon
Evangelical Theology Clement Y. Wen Winter 2025 Tues
Political Theology Clement Y. Wen Winter 2025 Fri