Prof. Donald Wiebe

Professor of Divinity; Divinity Teaching Staff
Fellow of the College
Gerald Larkin Building: 15 Devonshire Pl, 3rd Floor, Room 327
Tel: 416-978-2567  ext. 82567
Fax: 416-978-4949

BTh (Theology), Mennonite Brethren College of Arts, 1967

BA (Philosophy/Theology), Wilfred Laurier University, 1967

MA (Philosophy of Science), University of Guelph, 1970

PhD (Philosophy of Religion), Lancaster University, UK, 1974

Teaching Area:
Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Study of Religion(s); Theology; Ethics

Research Interests:
Philosophy of the sciences – natural and social; methodology in the study of religion; history of the emergence of “religious studies” as an academic field; the cognitive science of religion.

Over 200 articles, essays, and reviews; 4 books; several edited books. Recent publications include: “The Significance of the Natural Experience of a ‘Non-Natural’ World to the Question of the Origin of Religion” (2013); “Religious Studies as a Scientific Discipline: The Persistence of a Delusion” (2012); “Pseudo-speciation of the Human Race: Religions as Hazard-Precaution Systems” (2013); “Are the ‘New Atheists’ Contributing to or Detracting from the Scientific Study of Religion” (forthcoming); etc.

Awards, Affiliations, Personal Interests, etc.:
Canada Council Fellow; SSHRCC grants recipient; Honorary Life Member of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR).

Don Wiebe