Chair of Christian Thought

Department of Classics and Religion

History

The Chair of Christian Thought was initiated in 1980. The original vision was to bring renowned scholars in the field of Christian thought to the University of Calgary and surrounding community. Thanks to leadership from J. Louis Lebel, President of Dome Petroleum and Chairman of the Fundraising Committee, the project reached its goal in June 1985.

Bridging the academy and faith communities

About

The Chair of Christian Thought brings the academic study of religion into the wider community through community events such as lectures and symposia while undertaking the normal activities of a university professor (teaching, research and publication)

Events

Annual sponsored events include four endowed lectures:

The Bentall Lecture on Education and Theology
The Iwaasa Lecture on Urban Theology
The Lebel Lecture in Christian Ethics
The Swanson Lecture in Spirituality

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Chair of Christian Thought

Department of Classics & Religion
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

 

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Current Chair

Carolyn Muessig

Carolyn Muessig

Dr. Carolyn Muessig

Professor Carolyn Muessig is the Chair of Christian Thought since July 2020. She specializes in Medieval Christianity, with particular emphasis on its devotional dimensions and the contribution of female teachers and preachers in Western Europe. Among her publications are The Faces of Women in the Sermons of Jacques de Vitry and The Stigmata in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. An award-winning teacher, she works with undergraduate and postgraduate students, and has supervised numerous PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers. She is presently assessing the activities of medieval and early modern female preachers. Professor Muessig is committed to bringing together diverse communities from within and outside academe to explore the significance of Christianity in art, history and culture.  

Past chairs and instructors


Chair Gordon Harland

Sept. 1986 – April 1987

Chair Alan Sell

Jan. 1988 – Dec. 1992

Seminar instructors

1993 – 1998
Grace Jantzen (University of Manchester)
Janice Soskice (Cambridge University)
Julius Lipner (Cambridge University)
Ursula King (Bristol University)

Chair Douglas Shantz

Sept. 1999 – August 2016

Research

Annual lectures

  1. Sept. 29, 2015

    Dr. Ryan J. Williams
    SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Department of Classics and Religion, University of Calgary

    • Challenges & Opportunities in Rehabilitating Extremist Offenders
  2. Sept. 28, 2015

    Dr. Ryan J. Williams
    SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Department of Classics and Religion, University of Calgary

    • Redeeming the “unredeemable”: Rehabilitating extremist offenders and what this teaches us about Peace-building
  3. Sept. 23, 2014

    Dr. Steven Engler
    Professor of Religious Studies
    Humanities, Mount Royal University

    • Opportunities & Threats in the Global Study of Religions
  4. Sept. 22, 2014

    Dr. Steven Engler
    Professor of Religious Studies
    Humanities, Mount Royal University

    • Multiple Religious Adherence & Boundary Crossing in Brazil
  5. Oct. 1, 2013

    James K. A. Smith
    Professor of Philosophy,
    Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

    • The Secular is Haunted: Inhabiting Our Cross-Pressured Present

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  6. Sept. 30, 2013

    James K. A. Smith
    Professor of Philosophy,
    Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

    • Worship, Worldview & Cultural Liturgies

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  7. Oct. 1, 2012

    Anne Moore, Terence Penelhum, Tinu Ruparell, Douglas Shantz
    Department of Classics and Religion, University of Calgary

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  8. Sept. 20, 2011

    Professor Gordon Campbell
    Leicester University (UK)

    • The History of the King James Bible as Literature and Sacred Text
  9. Sept. 19, 2011

    Professor Gordon Campbell
    Leicester University (UK)

    • The King James Bible Then and Now: how a 1611 Translation has impacted the English language
  10. Oct. 4, 2010

    Dr. Anne Moore
    Associate Professor
    Department of Religious Studies, University of Calgary

    • Imaging Women in the Early Church: The Visual/Material Clues to Women's Leadership
  11. Feb. 2, 2010

    Professor Joseph Wawrykow
    Associate Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

    • Jesus as True Human: Reflections on Aquinas' Pedagogical Strategies in Summa Theologia III

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  12. Feb. 1, 2010

    Professor Joseph Wawrykow
    Associate Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

    • Thomas Aquinas Speaks to the Church Today: His Continuing Relevance
  13. Sept. 23, 2008

    Rev. Dr. Brian Leslie Hebblethwaite
    Fellow of Queens' College,
    Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

    • Scientific and Theological Explanations of the World: The Nature of Human Personhood

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  14. Sept. 22, 2008

    Rev. Dr. Brian Leslie Hebblethwaite
    Fellow of Queens' College,
    Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

    • In Defence of Christianity

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  15. March 25, 2008

    Dr. Nicholas J. Watson
    Professor of English and American Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    • The Body of the Past: History and Imagination
  16. March 24, 2008

    Dr. Nicholas J. Watson
    Professor of English and American Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    • Toward a History of Tolerance: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Christian Thought

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  17. March 20, 2007

    Dr. Tinu Ruparell
    Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Calgary

    • Two Dogmas of Interreligious Dialogue
  18. March 19, 2007

    Dr. Tinu Ruparell
    Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Calgary

    • The Search for Truth in Interreligious Dialogue
  19. Oct. 4, 2005

    Keith Ward
    Regius Professor of Divinity, Oxford University

    • Islam and the West
  20. Oct. 3, 2005

    Keith Ward
    Regius Professor of Divinity, Oxford University

    • Christianity and the Indian Religious Traditions

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  21. Feb. 5, 2003

    Dr. Clark Pinnock and Dr. John B. Cobb Jr.

    • A Dialogue on Issues between Process and Free Will Theists
  22. Feb. 4, 2003

    Dr. John B. Cobb Jr.

    • How Modern Science Has Changed Our View of God: Process Theology and the Bible

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  23. Feb. 3, 2003

    Dr. Clark Pinnock

    • The Metaphysics of Love: Rethinking the Doctrine of God and His Relation to the World

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  24. March 5, 2002

    Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne
    Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge University

    • Recent Trends in Science and Religion
  25. March 4, 2002

    Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne
    Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge University

    • Can a Scientist Pray? Affirming both Religious and Scientific Responses to the World
  26. March 5, 2001

    Douglas Shantz
    Chair of Christian Thought, UCalgary

    • Women, Men and the Experience of God: Comparing Spiritual Autobiographies

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  27. Jan. 26, 2001

    Dr. Peter C. Erb
    Professor of Religion and Culture, Wilfred Laurier University
    Waterloo, Ontario

    • Bernard of Clairvaux on the Psychology, the 'Self,' and the Love of God
    • Bishop Butler and the Analogy of Religion: Another Look at the English Enlightenment
  28. Jan. 25, 2001

    Dr. Peter C. Erb
    Professor of Religion and Culture, Wilfred Laurier University
    Waterloo, Ontario

    • Murder, Espionage and other Christian Mysteries: Contemporary Christian Novelists in the Secular World
    • Conversion and Politics in England and the Colonies: John Henry Newman and Pandita Ramabai
  29. Jan. 23, 2001

    Prof. Lynn Szabo
    Sessional Assistant Professor of English and Communications, Trinity Western University
    Langley, British Columbia

    • The View from Here: Thomas Merton’s Poetic View of the World
  1. Nov. 2, 2015

    Professors Douglas H. Shantz and David G. Dick
    University of Calgary

    • Panel on Money & Religious Virtue: From the Eye of the Needle to the Prosperity Gospel

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  2. Feb. 2, 2015

    Panel on Addressing Poverty in Calgary: Issues, Challenges, and Strategies

    Derek Cook
    Former Executive Director of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative

    • Why Jesus Didn't Talk Very Much About the Poor | Download »

    Darrell Howard
    Community Facilitator at Vibrant Communities Calgary

    Jeff Loomis
    Executive Director at Momentum: Community Economic Development Society

  3. Jan. 21, 2013

    Panel on Homelessness: Bringing Many Perspectives to Bear on a Human Tragedy

    Deputy Mayor Gael MacLeod
    Deputy Mayor of Calgary

    • Greetings

    Dr. John Rook
    CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation

    • Homelessness as a social problem

    Bishop Fred Henry
    Roman Catholic Bishop of Calgary

    • Homelessness as a spiritual problem

    Mr. John Bodman
    Formerly homeless for years

    • Homelessness as a personal problem

    Susan Scott
    Author of The Beginning of the End

    • Book signing
  4. Jan. 31, 2012

    Dr. John Rook
    CEO of Potential Place Society, Calgary

    • Homeless shelter residents: Who are they and what are their needs in a time of rapid economic growth?

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  5. Jan. 30, 2012

    Dr. John Rook
    CEO of Potential Place Society, Calgary

    • Am I My Sister’s and Brother’s Keeper? The Ethics of Homelessness and Programs that Work

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  6. April 17, 2011

    A panel of students from Professor Douglas Shantz's Religious Studies graduate seminar on Christianity in the Age of Pietism and Enlightenment will examine this topic from various perspectives

    • How Christian Faith Adapted to the Age of Enlightenment Reason
  7. March 16, 2010

    Dr. Ron A. Kuipers
    Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto

    • Cross-Pressured Authenticity: Charles Taylor on Religious Identity in a Secular Age
  8. March 15, 2010

    Dr. Ron A. Kuipers
    Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto

    • What's So Critical About Faith? Exploring a Crucial Feature of Human Life
  9. March 16, 2009

    Professor Douglas H. Shantz, PhD
    Holder of the Chair of Christian Thought, University of Calgary

    • The Place of Religion in a Secular Age: Charles Taylor's Explanation of the Rise and Significance of Secularism in the West

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  10. Jan. 29, 2008

    Dr. Sallie McFague
    Professor of Theology Emerita, Vanderbilt University Distinguised Theologian in Residence, Vancouver School of Theology

    • Urban Ecology and Religion

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  11. Jan. 28, 2008

    Dr. Sallie McFague
    Professor of Theology Emerita, Vanderbilt University Distinguised Theologian in Residence, Vancouver School of Theology

    • Global Warming: A Theological Problem

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  12. Oct. 31, 2006

    Crawford Gribben
    Professor of English and American Studies, University of Manchester

    • The USA in Rapture Fiction: Evangelicalism’s new Apocalyptic Other

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  13. Oct. 30, 2006

    Crawford Gribben
    Professor of English and American Studies, University of Manchester

    • Left Behind Fiction and the Evangelical Crisis

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  14. Jan. 25, 2006

    Mary Jo Leddy
    Director of Romero House
    Toronto

    • God and Caesar at the 49th Parallel
  15. Jan. 24, 2006

    Mary Jo Leddy
    Director of Romero House
    Toronto

    • Canada Chooses Between Two Kinds of Societies: A Punishing Society or a Forgiving Society

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  16. Sept. 23-24, 2002

    3 Day Symposium: "Religion and Public Life: the Canadian Experience"

  17. Sept. 24, 2002

    Dr. David Marshall
    Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Calgary

    • The Preacher-Politician and Alberta Society
  18. Sept. 24, 2002

    Dr. Marguerite Van Die
    Associate Professor, Dept. of History & Theology, Queen's Theological College, Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario

    Response:
    Dr. David Marshall

    Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Calgary

    • Faith and Public Life in Canada and the USA: How Different Are We?
  19. Sept. 23, 2002

    Dr. Marguerite Van Die
    Associate Professor, Dept. of History & Theology, Queen's Theological College, Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario

    • The End of Christian Canada: Past Perspectives, Present Opportunities

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  20. March 6, 2001

    Prof. Anne Moore
    Instructor in Religious Studies, University of Calgary
    Calgary, Alberta

    • Jesus Christ, Movie Star: Depictions of Christ in Modern Film
  21. Nov. 8, 2000

    Mary Jo Leddy
    Director of the Romero House Community for Refugees and Adjunct Professor at Regis College, University of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario

    • Towards a North American Liberation Theology: Liberating Power
  22. Nov. 7, 2000

    Mary Jo Leddy
    Director of the Romero House Community for Refugees and Adjunct Professor at Regis College, University of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario

    • Towards a North American Liberation Theology: Liberating Gratitude
  1. Feb. 2, 2016

    Eric Wasylenko, MD, MHSc
    Palliative Care Physician and Practicing Clinical Ethicist

    • Medicine, Mercy & Humility: Ethics & Physician Assisted Death
  2. Feb. 1, 2016

    Eric Wasylenko, MD, MHSc
    Palliative Care Physician and Practicing Clinical Ethicist

    • Medicine, Mercy & Humility: Ethics & Physician Assisted Death
  3. March 9, 2015

    Professor Douglas H. Shantz
    Department of Classics and Religion
    University of Calgary

    • The Moravian Tradition of Recording One’s Spiritual Journey: Practice, Significance, Examples
  4. Nov. 5, 2013

    Dr. Molly Worthen
    Assistant Professor, Department of History
    University of North Carolina

    • Holy Minded: Evangelicals & the Problem of Anti-Intellectualism
  5. Nov. 4, 2013

    Dr. Molly Worthen
    Assistant Professor, Department of History
    University of North Carolina

    • Culture War & the Continental Divide: Rival Evangelicalisms in North American Political Life
  6. Nov. 20, 2012

    Former MP Bill Blaikie
    Director, Knowles-Woodsworth Centre for Theology and Public Policy
    University of Winnipeg

    • The Left-Hand of God: Why There will Always be a Religious Left in Canadian Politics
  7. Nov. 19, 2012

    Former MP Bill Blaikie
    Director, Knowles-Woodsworth Centre for Theology and Public Policy
    University of Winnipeg

    • Faith & Politics: Reflections on the Roots of Canada’s Current Parliament

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  8. March 13, 2012

    Dr. Ramez Boutros
    University of Toronto

    • Early women's Monasticism in Egypt

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  9. March 12, 2012

    Dr. Ramez Boutros
    University of Toronto

    • The Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt: Literary & Archaeological Sources

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  10. Feb. 7, 2011

    Dr. Douglas H. Shantz
    PhD, Professor of Christian Thought, University of Calgary

    • The Church & the Academy: What an Historian of Christianity Can Offer the Church of Today

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  11. Feb. 7, 2011

    Dr. Roy Darcus

    • Response of Dr. Roy Darcus to Prof. Douglas Shantz’s Lecture, The Church and the Academy

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  12. Nov. 3, 2009

    Professor Doris Bergen
    Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust Studies, University of Toronto

    • Christian Churches in the Third Reich
  13. Nov. 3, 2009

    Dr. Kyle T. Jantzen
    Ambrose University College

    • The Sword of the Lord: Hitler's Chaplains
  14. Feb. 3, 2009

    Dr. Otto Selles
    Professor French, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

    • Tolerance and "Fanaticism": The Huguenot Sect of the Multipliers (Montpellier, France, 1720-1723)
  15. Feb. 2, 2009

    Dr. Otto Selles
    Professor French, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

    • Tolerance: Vice or Virtue?
  16. Sept. 21, 2007

    Dr. Errol P. Mendes
    Professor of Law, University of Ottawa
    Response:
    Professor Gregory A. Daneke

    Chair of Business Ethics, University of Calgary

    • The Moral Argument against the Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility: A Call for a New Moral and Spiritual Approach

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  17. Sept. 20, 2007

    Dr. Errol P. Mendes
    Professor of Law, University of Ottawa

    • The Moral Argument for Corporate Social Responsibility: A Call for a New Moral and Spiritual Approach

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  18. Sept. 20, 2007

    John B. McWilliams, QC,
    Former Senior Vice-President, General Counsel of Nexen Inc.

    • Making a Difference Without Succumbing to Temptation: One Corporate Experience
  19. Jan. 30, 2007

    Dr. Ian Markham
    Professor of Theology and Ethics, Hartford Seminary, Hartford CT

    • Neither Conservative nor Liberal: A Theology of Christian Engagement with Non-Christian Traditions

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  20. Jan. 29, 2007

    Dr. Ian Markham
    Professor of Theology and Ethics, Hartford Seminary, Hartford CT

    • Open Orthodoxy and Same-Sex Marriage: Where Should Christians Stand?

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  21. March 6, 2006

    Dr. Douglas H. Shantz
    PhD, Professor of Christian Thought, University of Calgary

    • What Are They Saying about Conversion? New Insights, Many Models

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  22. Nov. 5, 2002

    Dr. Margaret Miles Dillenberger
    Professor of Historical Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California

    • Religious Studies in a Religiously Plural Society

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  23. Nov. 4, 2002

    Dr. Margaret Miles Dillenberger
    Professor of Historical Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California

    • The Flesh Made Word: Augustine and the Christian Body
  24. Sept. 25, 2001

    Margaret Somerville
    Founding Director of the McGill University Center for Medicine, Ethics and Law

    • Searching for Ethics in Science and Medicine: The Challenge in a Secular Society
  25. Feb. 6-7, 2001

    Father Hugh Feiss OSB
    Monastery of the Ascension, Idaho

    • Contemplation: What It is and Why We Need It
  1. March 7, 2016

    Dr. Douglas H. Shantz
    PhD, Professor of Christian Thought, University of Calgary

    • How Should We Study and Teach Religion? Some Reflections after 33 Years

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  2. March 7, 2016

    Tinu Ruparell
    Phd, Head, Department of Classics and Religion
    University of Calgary

    • How to Teach Religion: A Response to Prof. Douglas Shantz’ Swanson Lecture in  Christian Spirituality

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  3. Nov. 4, 2014

    Rev. Raymond C. Aldred
    Assistant Professor of Theology
    Ambrose University, Calgary

    • A Communal Theology of Holistic Engagement with Creation
       
  4. Nov. 3, 2014

    Rev. Raymond C. Aldred
    Assistant Professor of Theology
    Ambrose University, Calgary

    • Stories From the Edge: Aboriginal Insights in an Uncertain World
       
  5. March 11, 2014

    Dr. Hartmut Lehmann
    Professor of Modern History, University of Kiel

    • 2017 - Germany’s Quincentenary Celebration of the Reformation in an Age of Religious Pluralism and  Secularization
  6. March 10, 2014

    Dr. Hartmut Lehmann
    University of Kiel

    Dr. Douglas H. Shantz
    University of Calgary

    • A Panel on Presenting German Pietism to a North American Audience
  7. March 5, 2013

    Professor Heather Coleman
    Canada Research Chair in Imperial Russian History
    Department of History & Classics, University of Alberta

    • Studying Russian Religion since the Collapse of Communism
  8. March 4, 2013

    Professor Heather Coleman
    Canada Research Chair in Imperial Russian History
    Department of History & Classics, University of Alberta

    • Religious Freedom in Russia Today
  9. Oct. 18, 2011

    Peter C. Erb
    Professor Emeritus of Religion, WLU

    • John Henry Newman’s The Idea of a University and its continuing Relevance
  10. Oct. 17, 2011

    Peter C. Erb
    Professor Emeritus of Religion, WLU

    • John Henry Newman’s Conversion and Path to Sainthood
  11. Nov. 8, 2010

    Dr. Mark T. Mealey
    PhD, University of Toronto

    • John Wesley's Challenge & Response to Modernity
  12. Oct. 6, 2009

    Rev. John Vissers, PhD
    Principal, The Presbyterian College, Montreal, and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University

    • Calvin & Canadian Protestantism: The Thought & Influence of W.W. Bryden

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  13. Oct. 5, 2009

    Rev. John Vissers, PhD
    Principal, The Presbyterian College, Montreal, and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University

    • Life with God: The Spiritual Theology of John Calvin

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  14. Nov. 17, 2008

    Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, Ph.D.
    Director of the Aspen Wisdom School

    • Encountering the Wisdom Jesus
    • The Wisdom Jesus encounters the Jesus Seminar
  15. Oct. 29, 2007

    Dr. Douglas H. Shantz
    University of Calgary

    • What Evangelicals Should Know about Martin Luther: How Evangelicalism Departed from its Reformation Roots

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  16. Oct. 29, 2007

    Dr. Mark T. Mealey
    Rocky Mountain College, Calgary, AB

    • Response to Douglas Shantz

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  17. Oct. 29, 2007

    Dr. Paul Knudtson
    Rocky Mountain College, Calgary, AB

    • Response to Douglas Shantz

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  18. Sept. 26, 2006

    Professor Charles L. Quarles
    Associate Professor of Religion, Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana

    • How Useful are the Lost Gospels for Historical Jesus Research?

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  19. Sept. 25, 2006

    Professor David Bershad
    University of Calgary

    Professor Michael Duggan
    St. Mary’s University College

    Professor Anne Moore
    University of Calgary

    • The DaVinci Code: The Movie, the Book

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  20. Nov. 15, 2005

    Dr. Bonnie Thurston
    Former Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

    • Zeal for the Glory of the One God: Thomas Merton and Islam
  21. Nov. 14, 2005

    Dr. Bonnie Thurston
    Former Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

    • I woke up': Thomas Merton and Buddhism

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  22. Oct. 28, 2003

    Dr. Susan Felch
    Professor of English, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

    • Noble Gentlewomen Famous for their Learning. The Public Roles of Women in Elizabethan England

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  23. Oct. 27, 2003

    Dr. Susan Felch
    Professor of English, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

    • Naming the Animals: Genesis Two as a Prototype for the Project of Christian Scholarship

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  24. Sept. 30, 2003

    Dr. Dennis Martin
    Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

    • Having Faith in History: Critical Empathy in Understanding Medieval Devotion to Christ

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  25. Sept. 29, 2003

    Dr. Dennis Martin
    Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

    • Doing What Comes Naturally: Pope John Paul II on Sacrificial Love in Politics, Economics and World Conflict
  26. March 3, 2003

    Dr. Douglas H. Shantz
    Associate Professor of Christian Thought, University of Calgary

    • A Church Ahead of its Time: The 18th Century Moravian Community on Gender, Worship and Ecumenism

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  27. Nov. 26-27, 2001

    Paul Knitter
    Professor at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

    • Where are we with Inter-Faith Dialogue?
  28. Sept. 22, 2001

    Dr. Michael W. Higgins
    Professor of Religious Studies and English, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Ontario

    • The Tower of Babel and the Silent-Speaking Poet
  29. March 17, 2001

    Wayne McCready
    Professor of Religious Studies, University of Calgary

    • The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Christianity
  30. Sept. 21-24, 2000

    Michael Higgins
    Professor and President at St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Ontario

    • Insights on the Spiritual Journey: A Public Symposium focussed on the Life and Writings of Thomas Merton
  31. Sept. 21-24, 2000

    Lynn Szabo
    Sessional Instructor, Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C.

    • The Seven Storeys of Thomas Merton’s Mountain: Spiritual Mappings for the Twenty-first Century
  1. Feb. 9, 2013

    Dr. Pieternella Van Doorn-Harder

    • Sixth Annual Coptic Studies Symposium: Coptic Heritage: Traditions & Transitions
  2. Oct. 1, 2005

    Preston Manning
    President and CEO of the newly formed Manning Centre for Building Democracy

    • Address by Preston Manning at The 20th Anniversary Dinner for the Chair of Christian Thought

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  3. Sept. 20, 2005

    Denis Renevey
    Chair of Medieval English Literature, University of Lausanne

    • Mystical Feeling in Late Medieval England: An Assessment of the Textual Evidence

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  4. Sept. 19, 2005

    Denis Renevey
    Chair of Medieval English Literature, University of Lausanne

    • Devotion to the Name of Jesus in Medieval England

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  5. June 8, 2005

    Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi
    General Secretary, The World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC)

    Respondents:
    Dr. Mark Durieux, Dr. Anne Moore, Rev. Leslie Walker

    • Interreligious Dialogue in a Global Setting: An African Perspective on the Future of Christianity

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  6. April 9, 2005

    Charles Nienkirchen
    Professor of Christian History and Spirituality, Nazarene University College, Calgary

    • Spiritual Direction in Ancient and Ecumenical Perspective: Discovering Possibilities for Contemporary Spiritual Growth
  7. March 8, 2005

    Prof. Reginald Bibby
    Department of Sociology, University of Lethbridge, Alberta

    • Restless Gods: The Problem with Posing a Renaissance
  8. March 7, 2005

    Prof. Reginald Bibby
    Department of Sociology, University of Lethbridge, Alberta

    • The Renaissance of Religion in Canada: Recuperative Powers of Canadian Religious Groups
  9. Feb. 1, 2005

    Arlette Zinck
    Associate Professor, Department of English, King’s University College, Edmonton

    John Sneep
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The King’s University College, Edmonton

    • Learning to Read Salvation: Psychological & Spiritual Change in Bunyan’s Grace Abounding and The Pilgrim’s Progress

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  10. Jan. 31, 2005

    Arlette Zinck
    Associate Professor, Department of English, King’s University College, Edmonton

    • Of Holy Men & Holy Wars: John Bunyan reads Bush and Bin Laden

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  11. Nov. 2, 2004

    Craig A. Evans
    Payzant Distinguished Professor New Testament

    • Messianic Hopes & Messianic Figures in Late Antiquity

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  12. Nov. 1, 2004

    Craig A. Evans
    Payzant Distinguished Professor New Testament

    • What Are They Saying About the Historical Jesus

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  13. Sept. 28, 2004

    Wesley A. Kort
    Professor of Religion, Duke University
    Durham, North Carolina

    • Conrad's London and the Future of Sacred Space
  14. Sept. 27, 2004

    Wesley A. Kort
    Professor of Religion, Duke University
    Durham, North Carolina

    • C.S. Lewis and the Anatomy of Pleasure

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  15. May 17, 2004

    Brian Keating
    Head, Conservation Outreach, Calgary Zoological Society

    Tinu Ruparell
    Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Calgary

    Elaine Park
    Professor, English, St. Mary's College

    • Evening Discussion of The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  16. March 9, 2004

    Douglas John Hall
    Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology, McGill University

    • Rediscovering Dietrich Bonhoeffer Bonhoeffer's Ethic of the Cross

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  17. March 8, 2004

    Douglas John Hall
    Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology, McGill University

    • Between Fundamentalism and Liberalism: Karl Barth on the Bible

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  18. Feb. 3, 2004

    Rudy Wiebe
    Award-winning Canadian novelist
    Edmonton, AB

    • "The Archaeology of a Novel." The Blue Mountains of China as Site
  19. Feb. 2, 2004

    Rudy Wiebe
    Award-winning Canadian novelist
    Edmonton, AB

    • Climbing Mountains that do Not Yet Exist. The Fiction Writer at Work
  20. Nov. 10, 1999

    Dr. Douglas H. Shantz
    Associate Professor of Christian Thought
    University of Calgary

    • Longing for the Millennium: Christian End-time Expectations and Historical Explanation
  21. Sept. 21, 1999

    Dr. James R. Payton
    Professor of History
    Redeemer College

    • Eastern Orthodoxy: Hellenized Christianity? Christianity and Culture in the Orthodox Paradigm
  22. Sept. 20, 1999

    Dr. James R. Payton
    Professor of History
    Redeemer College

    • Dialogue with Eastern Orthodoxy: What Western Christians Can Learn from the Orthodox