(+ = in Holy Orders of the Anglican Church; * = part-time)
Dr. Sylvia C. Keesmaat taught Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics at the Institute for Christian Studies for ten years. In 2004 she left full-time academia to pursue her interests in sustainable living. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at the Institute for Christian Studies and at the Toronto School of Theology. She is also an instructor in the Creation Care Studies Program in Belize. Dr. Keesmaat is the author of Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire (with Brian Walsh, ), Paul and His Story: (Re)Interpreting the Exodus Tradition (1999), and editor of The Advent of Justice (1994). She has also written numerous articles for both scholarly and popular publications. She is currently writing a book on the Epistle to the Romans, and preparing to write one on creation in the New Testament. Dr. Keesmaat lives on an organic solar-powered farm in Cameron, Ontario.
Michael G. Steinhauser
B.A. (Philosophy, Cathedral College, Brooklyn), S.T.L. (Innsbruck), Th.D. (Wuerzburg)
Christian Origins: New Testament and Early Christian Literature; Intertestamental Period, Art and Theology
Some of Michael Steinhauser’s work includes Doppelbildworte in dem synoptischen Evangelien, The Man in the Scarlet Robe (co-author) Q – Thomas Reader (co-author). He has written numerous articles in academic journals and translated Peter Lampe’s book Christians in Rome in the First Two Centuries. He is presently engaged in a number of Art and Theology projects and is a member of the curatorial team for the international art exhibition “Incarnation: A Recovery of Meaning.” Contact Michael Steinhauser here.
John W. Clarke Jr.*
B.A. (Toronto), M.St., M.Litt. (Oxford), M.Div., Th.M. (Trinity), M.Ed. cand (counselling and psychotherapy) (OISE)
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Christian Public Intellectuals; Atheism and Secularization; Religion and Science
John Clarke is a historian of ideas and a mental health clinician who teaches the intellectual history of the Christian churches. After graduating from Oxford in 2003, he was appointed a visiting lecturer at Menlo College, Atherton, California. Upon his return to Toronto in 2004, he joined the Faculty of Divinity, Trinity College. His teaching areas include the religious thought and wider intellectual biography of prominent eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Anglo-American and Continental European public intellectuals, the unique relationship between the scientific profession and Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment religious thought, and the intellectual origins of modern Western European religious rationalism and secularization. Courses taught include TRH2253H Modern Atheism, TRH2210H History of Christianity III (1648-present), TRH2252H Natural Theology and Evolutionary Theory, TRH2754H Transcendentalism, TRH2316H Philosophy of Ecclesiastical History: Sacred and Profane, TRH3533 Anglican Public Intellectuals and the Victorian Church, and TRH2535 Protestantism and Science. John’s current research interests include integrating spirituality with psychotherapy, relational (humanist and postmodern) and evidence-based (cognitive behavioral therapy) psychotherapeutic assessments and interventions, and he is working towards registration in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Contact John Clarke Jr. here.
B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Fellow, Society of Actuaries (FSA); Fellow, Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA), M.Div., Th.M. (Trinity), L.M.S. (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies)
Mediaeval History and Liturgy
Consistent with his professional training as an actuary, Barry Graham was employed in the life insurance industry for 28 years, the last 20 as chief investment officer for Canada of three life insurance companies and CEO of two investment counsellors and mutual fund distributors. Beginning in 1995, he has spent his daylight hours in the study of the history of the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries in Bohemia and Moravia. In the last decade, he has published a commentary and critical edition of a 1517 Bohemian gradual, a catalogue and commentary on Bohemian and Moravian graduals from the period 1420 - 1620, two papers in the Czech codicological journal Studie o rukopisech about hitherto unreported codices made by the scribe Jan Táborský, a chapter in The Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice about problems encountered in dating documents using palaeographical and art historical methods and a paper in Scriptorium about Bohemian and Moravian scribes and illuminators in the period 1470-1532. Graham, as construction manager, was a contributing editor of The Bells of Old York, the story of the Toronto cathedral's new set of twelve change-ringing bells. Contact Barry Graham here.
Jonathan S. Lofft*
HonBA (Trinity), MISt (Toronto), MTS, ThD (Trinity)
Dr. Jonathan S. Lofft, HonBA, MISt (Toronto), MTS, ThD (Trinity, TST), LRHSC, teaches courses in the history of Christianity at Trinity College and in the Faculty of Theology, Queen’s College, MUN. He has published and lectured internationally, earning his doctorate with a thesis entitled A Blessed Word: the Mixed Life of Edward Marion Chadwick (1840–1921), research supported by a Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Jonathan has contracted with the Champlain Society for a forthcoming annotated edition of Chadwick’s extensive diaries, as well as with the University of Toronto Press for a book on the life of Chadwick based on his thesis. A trained archivist, his research interests include Anglican history and identity, Canada’s Indigenous peoples, colonialism and imperial history, medievalism, critical place name studies, hagiography, and heraldic studies. As well as serving as Secretary of the Canadian Church Historical Society and as Vice-President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names, Jonathan is a member of the editorial committee of the journal Alta Studia Heraldica, and is Facilitator of the Joint Planning Committee for the Tri-History Conference of the Episcopal Church to be held at Trinity and Wycliffe College in Toronto in June 2019, http://www.trihistory.org/2019.html.
B.A. (Université de Montréal), M.A. (Carleton University), D.Phil. (University of Sussex), Diplôme en théologie orthodoxe (Université de Sherbrooke)
Sessional Lecturer, Orthodox/Eastern Christian Studies
Dr Paul Ladouceur is an Orthodox theologian and writer living in Québec. He teaches theology and spirituality in the Orthodox theology programmes of the Université de Sherbrooke and Trinity College, University of Toronto. He has written or edited several books on Orthodoxy, including a general introduction to Orthodoxy under the title Living Orthodoxy (also in French, Rencontre avec l’Orthodoxie), and a book on Saint Maria of Paris (Mother Maria Skobtsova) (Sainte Marie de Paris, Une sainte des temps modernes). He has edited a book of writings of Father Lev Gillet (A Monk of the Eastern Church), published in France (2008), and a book of translations of writings of Saint Maria of Paris (Mother Maria Skobtsova), published in France (2011), and has published articles on Orthodox spirituality and theology in France, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. He is responsible for the French-language web site Pages Orthodoxes La Transfiguration and an electronic bulletin, Lumière du Thabor. He is a member of the Faith and Witness Commission of the Canadian Council of Churches. Dr Ladouceur’s teaching interests include Christian spirituality, especially spirituality of the Eastern Church; Orthodox spirituality in the twentieth century; modern Orthodox theology; Orthodox dogmatic theology; Christianity in Russia; and the theology and history of ecumenism. His principal specialized research interests are Saint Maria of Paris and modern Orthodox spirituality and theology.
B.A., Ph.D. (Trinity College, Dublin), M.L.S. (Toronto), Certificate in Distance Education (Wisconsin-Madison).
Tom Power hails from Ireland where he was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He has taught history at the University of New Brunswick and the University of Toronto. He joined the faculty of Wycliffe College in 1998 as college librarian, and continues as theological librarian in the John W. Graham Library. As adjunct professor of church history his teaching interests focus on Irish church history, Celtic Christianity, and evangelical spirituality in the 18th century. He has also developed strategies to integrate online learning into theological education. Recent publication has focused on patterns of conversion by Catholics to Anglicanism in 18th century Ireland. He co-edited Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 (2005), to which he contributed two essays: "The theology and liturgy of conversion, from Catholicism to Anglicanism", and "'A weighty serious business': the conversion of Catholic clergy to Anglicanism." Current research interests include working on a new book provisionally entitled, Ministers and Mines: Religious Controversy in an Irish Mining Community, which deals with the impact of evangelicals on a copper mining community in mid-19th century Ireland. He is also researching theological education at Trinity College Dublin's Faculty of Divinity in the 19th century. Major Publications: Converts and conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 (co-editor & contributor) (2005) “Publishing and sectarian tension in south Munster in the 1760s” Eighteenth-Century Ireland 18 (2004) Land, Politics and Society in Eighteenth-Century Tipperary (1993) Endurance and Emergence: Catholics in Ireland in the Eighteenth-Century (co-editor and contributor) (1990) Entries in the Dictionary of National Biography (2004)
B.A. (York), M.Div. (Tyndale) Youth & Family Ministry, D.Min (TST)
Exploring Intercultural Marriages in the Coptic Orthodox Church of the GTA
Fr. Pishoy Salama was born in Giza, Egypt, and immigrated with his family to Toronto in 1984. He served at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Toronto as a youth counsellor until he was ordained as a priest in the same church in 1999. In 2007, Fr. Pishoy was appointed by H.H. Pope Shenouda III to establish St. Maurice & St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church (SMSV), which is the first multicultural missionary Coptic Orthodox Church in North America and has a growing congregation representing over 40 different ethnicities of Canadians. Fr. Pishoy is currently leading a major construction project to build a new home for SMSV in Markham, which will also serve as a community centre offering special programs for immigrants. In addition to his responsibilities as an adjunct professor of Theology at Trinity, Fr. Pishoy teaches Pastoral Theology at St. Athanasius Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States. He is also involved in a project through the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre which will develop a national research partnership to better equip church groups across Canada to help immigrants and refugees settle and integrate into Canadian society. Fr. Pishoy is married to Sandra and has three children: Mary, David, and Andrew.
Sally Armour Wotton studied acting with Uta Hagan and worked in live theatre and TV in New York City for ten years. Sally, together with Alexandra Caverly Lowery and Kelly Walker founded Sacred Acts, a consortium of performing artists who facilitated events for worship, education and the work place across Canada. She has taught drama at Queens School of Theology, Vancouver School of Theology, Toronto School of Theology and was on staff as director of drama at St. John’s York Mills Anglican Church for 24 years. Sally has published numerous articles and papers on liturgical drama, storytelling and improvisation and has contributed liturgies for the United Church’s Season of Creation. Her second book, We The Storytellers, was published in November 2013 and is available from Crux Books and Amazon.com.
A.B. in Music (Harvard), M.Phil. in Medieval History (Cambridge), Ph.D. in History (Cambridge)
Medieval liturgy, the Divine Office, medieval monasticism, Christian chant and psalmody, Anglican liturgy and piety
Jesse Billett joined the Faculty of Divinity as a full-time Assistant Professor in July 2012, having previously been a post-doctoral fellow at St. John’s College, Cambridge, and at the Centre for Medieval Studies here in Toronto. His research has focussed mainly on the history of the Divine Office (the daily “hours” of prayer observed in religious communities) in the medieval West. Formerly a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, Jesse is an experienced practitioner of sacred music, with a particular interest in Gregorian chant. Contact Jesse Billett here. Personal website.
B.Mus. (Brandon), M.Div, (Trinity, TST), Th.D. (TST/University of Toronto), D.D. (honoris causa) (Trinity), McBride-Haley Lecturer in Church Management
Dr. Walter Deller worked for the Diocese of Toronto from 1991-2001 as Coordinator of the Logos Institute, and then as Director of Program Resources. From 2001-2008 he served as Principal. Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Old Testament and Congregational Life, at the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon. In 2009 he spent time travelling and living in the Diocese of Masasi in southern Tanzania. He has served on the Anglican Church of Canada’s Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee, as a member of the Primate’s Theological Commission, and the Hymn Book Task Force. From 1983-2001 he was Assistant Organist at the Parish of St. Martin in-the-Fields, West Toronto. In 2008 he gave the lectures Human Rights and the Church: Living in the Presence of Jesus the Human One for the Trinity Divinity Associate Conference in 2008. Other work includes: “The Bible, Human Sexuality, Marriage and Same Sex Unions”, an accompanying article to the Galilee Report of the Primate’s Theological Commission; “Prophecy, Leadership and Communities in Crisis in Ancient Israel” in Living Together in the Church: Including Our Differences, ed. Greig S. Dunn and Chris Ambidge, (Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 2004); and “Lectionary, Church and Context—The Disaster of the Revised Common Lectionary.” Liturgy Canada 11/1 (2005). He recently completed a book manuscript, Death and Life in the Wilderness: A Theological Exploration of Congregational Life and Leadership. He has also collaborated with colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan on micro-historical and archival analysis relating to the impact of government policy and social change on the health of northern First Nations communities over the course of the twentieth century.
Darcey R. Lazerte +*
B.A. (University of Toronto, Trinity College), M.Div (Trinity), D.Min (Trinity)
A graduate of Trinity College, Darcey Lazerte was ordained in 1996 and has served his entire ordained ministry in the Diocese of Niagara in a variety of small town and suburban parishes. Since 2004 Dr. Lazerte has been rector of St. Simon’s Anglican Church in Oakville. His doctoral work focused on the ministry of evangelism and his dissertation’s title was “Evangelism in the Emerging Ecumenical Paradigm” and focused on the changing nature of evangelism from both a societal and a church context. Dr. Lazerte presently teaches a course on evangelism which looks at how this ministry can be practiced in a way which is achievable for mainline churches and takes in the sensibilities of the wider culture. In addition to theology and ministry, Darcey enjoys his family, cottage life, sport and politics. Contact Darcey Lazerte here.
B.A. (Queen’s), M.Div. (Wycliffe), D.Min. (St. Stephen’s College)
The Desert Tradition and Pilgrimage Sessional Lecturer
Richard LeSueur is the former Director of the Desert Program and Lecturer at St. George’s College, Jerusalem. He has experience leading over forty groups of clergy and laity through the biblical lands since 1983. He has served for twenty-nine years as an Anglican priest in Western and Central Canada. He offers a specialized ministry of in-depth programs of discovery, learning and pilgrimage for students, laity and clergy through the biblical lands of Israel and the wilderness of Sinai.
B.Sc. , Ph.D. (Leeds, U.K.), M.Arch. (Harvard)
Shaping Space for Worship
Gerald Robinson, formerly an Architect, is now a Liturgical Consultant. He lectures, leads seminars, and teaches a course on the spiritual foundation for the design of places of worship. He has designed and shaped several churches according to these principles, notably St. George the Martyr in Toronto, St. Thomas' Anglican Church in the City of St. Catherines, and St. John’s Portsmouth in Kingston. His best-known work in Canada is the Colonnade, an innovative apartment, office, and retail complex on Toronto's Bloor Street, which has been listed as an historic building. In the public domain, he has been a member of the Planning Board for the City of Toronto, was attached to the Royal Commission on the Toronto Waterfront, was Chairman of the King-Bay Chaplaincy, and in the year 2000 received the Order of DaVinci, a lifetime achievement award of the Ontario Association of Architects.
B.A. (York), M.Div. (Wycliffe), M.Th. (Trinity), D.Min. (Chicago), D.D. (Queen’s College, St. John’s, NL), Bishop Snell Lecturer
The Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois was ordained in 1985 for the Diocese of Toronto. She served two parishes as Rector, and was Vicar of St. James' Cathedral in Toronto for 7 years. She is currently the the Executive Director of The Anglican Foundation of Canada. Dr. Rois has served on many national and diocesan committees, and has supervised many theological students and curates. Her doctoral thesis addressed ways in which a homilist can enrich the biblical literacy of listeners.
B.A. (York), M.T.S. (Wycliffe), D.Min (Seabury Western)
Director of Field Education, Adjunct Faculty
The Rev'd Canon Dr Andrew Sheldon has been a priest of the Diocese of Toronto for over 20 years. He is predominantly concerned with issues of leadership in a changing church and society and is committed to encouraging and assisting others in finding and fully realizing their vocation in life. In particular he has dedicated significant time and energy to issues of clergy development including coordinating the Diocesan Post-Ordination programme for 12 years. Furthermore Andrew has had extensive experience in supervising theological students and seeing them through to ordination in various dioceses. He teaches courses in congregational leadership and children's spirituality and directs Theological Field Education at the college.
B.A. (Western) M.Div (Trinity) D.Min (Trinity)
The Rev. Dr. Michael Thompson has served in three dioceses, Edmonton, Toronto, and Niagara – and is currently the Rector of St. Jude’s Church in Oakville. His doctoral dissertation focused on restoring the ministry of the baptized to its centrality in the life of the church, and that focus continues in his leadership and teaching. Michael teaches the first year Pastoral course, “Identity, Church, and Society” , using a number of lenses to explore how leaders can shape and encourage the church’s ministry in response to the mission of God, and calling on participants to explore both how their identity has taken shape and how it informs their own values, principles, and practices in ministry.
B.Mus. (Curtis Institute)
On August 1, 2006 renowned organist John Tuttle became Organist and Director of Music at Trinity College. He has been University of Toronto Organist since 1979 and is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Music, where he has taught most of Trinity's organ scholars over the past 25 years. He is also organist at St. Thomas's Anglican Church and has conducted the Hart House Chorus and also the Exultate Chamber Singers. He has held countless workshops and master classes in conduting, choral music and organ, and his concerts across North America, as well as his recordings, have received high acclaim. His teaching duties include instructing Divinity students in using music in worship and coaching them in sung liturgy. Contact John Tuttle here.
BA, University of New Brunswick, MDiv (honours), Trinity College, Toronto, PhD (Theology), St. Michael's College, Toronto
Prof. Brittain is engaged in research on the ongoing tensions within the global Anglican Communion, Interfaith Partnerships, and Theological Responses to Disaster and Terrorism. In addition he continues to work on articles on Political Theology and on the writings of the early Frankfurt School on religion and theology. He is currently developing a theological study of the concept of power, entitled Power and Powerlessness. Prof. Brittain is an expert in the use of qualitative field research in theology. As such, he is a member of the Ecclesiology and Ethnography network, and an alumnus of the Engaged Scholars Studying Congregations fellowship programme. He is also on the editorial boards of the book series Studies in Critical Research on Religion (Brill) and of the journal Critical Research on Religion (Sage). He is interested in supervising doctoral research projects on topics such as: Political Theology, Social Ethics, Church Conflict, Congregational Studies, Continental Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Disaster, and Anglican Theology. The Dean of Divinity webpage is available here.
Terry M. Brown+*
B.A. (Kalamazoo), M.Div., Th.D. & D.D. (honoris causa), Trinity College, Toronto
Christian Missiology: Christianity across Cultures; Global Church, Mission and Sexuality.
Terry M. Brown first went to Melanesia in 1975 as Lecturer in Theology at Bishop Patteson Theological College. Upon his return in 1981, he completed his Th.D. at Trinity, writing a dissertation, “Metacosmesis: The Christian Marxism of Frederic Hastings Smyth and the Society of the Commonwealth”. With the late theologian Christopher Lind, he co-edited a festschrift for Drs. Cyril and Marjorie Powles, Justice as Mission (1985). From 1985 to 1996 he served as Asia/Pacific Regional Mission Coordinator of the Anglican Church of Canada, working in partnership with Anglican churches and ecumenical bodies in Asia/Pacific in areas of theological education, exchange of personnel and human rights. In 1996 he was elected ACOM Bishop of Malaita, a diocese of some 35,000 members and 600 congregations. Upon his retirement in 2008, he continued as ACOM provincial archivist for four years. Since 2013 has been Bishop-in-charge of Church of the Ascension, Hamilton, Ontario. He served on the international Anglican body, Theological Education for the Anglican Communion (TEAC) as Chair of the Anglican Way Working Group. A revised form of a paper he presented there, “Anglican Way or Ways?” has recently been published in the Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies. He has also edited a collection of essays, Other Voices, Other Worlds: The Global Church Speaks out on Homosexuality (2006). He has recently co-edited and contributed to a special issue of Oceania entitled “Descent from Israel: Jewish Identities in the Pacific, Past and Present”. He edited the Final Report of the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2012); he continues to research and write on political developments there and has been consultant to related programs at the Universities of Uppsala and Gothenburg. He has also been heavily involved in the digitization of Anglican historical materials through Project Canterbury, www.anglicanhistory.org of which he is a Patron and Contributing Director. He is also President of the Canadian Church Historical Society.
Areas of interest and research: Christian missiology; South Pacific, Canadian and Anglican theology and church history; South Pacific history and politics; the Christian church and sexuality; Christianity and anthropology.
Matthew P. Cadwell+*
B.A. (Gustavus Adolphus), M.Div. (Episcopal Divinity School), Ph.D. (St. Michael’s)
Anglican Theology, History, and Ecclesiology
Matthew Cadwell is a graduate of the Toronto School of Theology doctoral program, having specialized in Anglican history, theology, and ecclesiology. Dr. Cadwell’s dissertation focuses on the development of Anglican comprehensiveness in three critical periods: the sixteenth century under the influence of Richard Hooker, the nineteenth century in the thought of F. D. Maurice, and in early twentieth century modernism in Charles Gore and his critics. Additional research areas include Lutheran history and theology, Christology, soteriology, and liturgy. Ordained in the Episcopal Church (USA), he served in several parishes in the Diocese of Toronto while pursuing graduate studies in Trinity College’s Faculty of Divinity. Since 2008 Dr. Cadwell has been Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Wakefield, Massachusetts. In addition to theology and ministry, he is interested in Scandinavian history, culture, and languages.
Lic. Theol. (Collegium Canisianum, Univ. of Innsbruck), Mag. Theol. (Univ. of Innsbruck), Th.D. (Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Anselmianum); Ed.M. (Harvard University)
Political Theology; Mozarabic liturgy; Socioeconomic Development; Corporate Responsibilities, and Business Ethics; Survey design, and statistical analysis; eLearning.
Mauricio Ferro was born in Bogota, Colombia and graduated from the University of Innsbruck (Austria), where he studied under K. Rahner and Josef Jungmann, obtaining his Th.D. with a thesis on the Mozarabic Liturgy at the Anselmianum (Rome): El Ciclo Natalicio en el Calendario del Oficio Hispánico (University of Salamanca Press, 1972). He then pursued graduated studies at Harvard University in administration, planning and social policy, where he earned a master's degree in education. He has a wide and varied professional experience in the field of university teaching, and research, as well as in management positions. He was Chief Statistician of Colombia, professor and dean of the School of Management at the University of Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). He was also a Sessional Lecturer in the MBA Programme of the University of Ottawa. From 2006 through 2012 worked for Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia, first as Head of the Division of Social Engagement at the CSR Department and then as founding President of TecnoGuajira, a competencies based Technical College. He is an episcopal priest of the Diocese of Colombia, and an honorary assistant at Saint Paul Runnymede in Toronto. His current research interests lie in the analysis of the relations between extractive industries, communities, and social and human development, as well as in the issues related to corporate responsibilities, stakeholders and business ethics. Among his recent publications are: Standard of Living and Health: An Assessment of Cerrejón Area of Influence, Bogotá 2013 (Co-editor and contributor). Contact: Contact: mauricio.ferro[at]utoronto.ca
Marsha A. Hewitt
B.A., M.A. (McMaster) English, M.A. (McMaster) Religious Studies, Ph D. (Concordia)
Religion, Comparative Ethics, Christian Social Ethics, Feminist Theology, Liberation Theology
Marsha Hewitt is Professor of Ethics and Contemporary Theology in the Faculty of Divinity, and cross-appointed to the Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Professor Hewitt also teaches in the Arts Faculty, where she is the co- ordinator of Ethics, Society and the Law, a Trinity College undergraduate Arts programme. Professor Hewitt is the author of several articles and books in the areas of ethics, critical social theory, feminism and liberation theology. Professor Hewitt is also a practising psychoanalyst. Contact Marsha Hewitt here.
B.S. (Howard), B.D. (Yale), M.A., Ph.D. (McGill), Dr. h.c. (UKF, Nitra)
Abrahim H. Khan teaching and research interests span Kierkegaard's thought; philosophico-theological ethics; cross-cultural studies in theology, comparative religion, and philosophy of religion; religion, healing and medicine; and religion and international relations.
His publications include "Salighed" as Happiness? Kierkegaard on the Concept of Salighed (1985), the Actualized Individual (2013) and chapters, encyclopedia entries, and numerous journal articles. Among them are “Melancholy: An Elusive Dimension of Depression?" Journal of Medical Humanities, 15 (1994), "The Center Out There for Early Pre-Islamic Pilgrims: Is the Kab'ah the Original Sacra of Mecca?" in Year Book of Christian Archeology Supplement, 20 (1995), and "Identity, Personhood, and Religion in Caribbean Context", 'Ilu, Revistas de Ciencas de las Religiones, 2 (1997), “Person and Boundedness in Wittgenstein and Tagore: Positioning Artificial Intelligence" in On Mind and Consciousness. Edited by Chhanda Chakraborti, Manas K. Mandal, Rimi B. Chatterjee (2003) can be viewed here; “Kierkegaard on the Canadian Academic Landscape“ in Kierkegaard’s International Reception, Tome III, ed. Jon Stewart (2009), “Religion and Mainstream International Diplomacy” in Towards the Dignity of Difference: Neither ‘End of History’ nor ‘Clash of Civilizations’ eds. Mojtaba Mahadavi and W. Andy Knight (2012), “Postulating an Affinity: Amartya Sen on Capability and Tagore,” Annals of Neuroscience, Vol 12/1(2012), “Charles Taylor: Taylor’s Affinity to Kierkegaard” in Kierkegaard’s Influence on Philosophy, ed. Jon Stewart, Tome III. (2012), and “Islamic Influence in the Caribbean: Traditional and Cultural Healing Practice,” in Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for Health and Mental Health (2013). Contact Ivan Khan here.
W. David Neelands+
M.A. (Toronto) Philosophy, M.Div., Th.D. (Trinity) Theology, Hon. D.D. (Wycliffe)
Early Anglican Theology
Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Divinity
A graduate of Trinity College, David Neelands is the Dean Emeritus of Divinity. His research interests include student services, various topics in Christian Studies especially in Augustinianism, the History and Theology of Anglicanism, English Christian apologetics, Richard Hooker, especially his relationship with his Calvinist precursors and Arminians successors and F.D. Maurice. Dr. Neelands is currently working on Lutheran sources of the Thirty-nine Articles and Richard Hooker on Predestination. His most recent publication "Hooker on Scripture, Reason and 'Tradition'", in Richard Hooker and the Construction of Christian Community. Contact David Neelands here.
Maria-Fotini Polidoulis Kapsalis*
B.A. (Victoria College), M.T.S. (Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston), B.Ed. (University of Toronto), Ph.D. in Theology (St. Michael’s University, Toronto)
Dr. Maria-Fotini Polidoulis Kapsalis is the first female theologian in the Greek Orthodox Church of Canada. She is the newest member to the teaching team of the Orthodox/Eastern Christian Studies Program offered at Trinity College, joining the team in 2006 as an adjunct instructor. Her area of interest is early church history, dogmatics, early Christian Fathers and ethics, with a focus on Christian anthropology. Her thesis dissertation explored the meaning of authority in the writings of St. John Chrysostom. Her most recent publication is “St. John Chrysostom’s Interpretation of Κεφαλή in 1 Corinthians 11:3-16,” Greek Orthodox Theological Review, Vol. 49, Nos. 3-4, (2004). She was one of the co-founders of the original Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) at U of T in 1990 and has been involved with youth ministry in Toronto for many years, especially at her home parish of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. She has lectured at various venues in Ontario including Inter-Faith Symposiums, and Clergy/Laity Conferences for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis. She is also presently a teacher with the Toronto District School Board. She resides in Toronto with her husband and two children.
B.A. Dartmouth College 1959, M.F.A. Princeton University 1961, M.Phil. Columbia University 1963
Orthodox Christian Studies, Liturgical Art, Iconography
Prof. Schneider coordinates, and teach courses in, the Programme in Orthodox/Eastern Christian Studies. His chief teaching areas include church history in all periods and especially the Iconology -- i.e., the liturgical theology -- of the visual, including art and architecture, in Orthodoxy (and in the medieval West). He is also deeply concerned with ecumenism and Eastern-Western Christian relations and pan-Orthodox relations. He is keenly interested in the critical-thinking hermeneutic issues which challenge History-as-Theology. Contact Richard Schneider here.
B.A. (Toronto), MPhil (Institute for Christian Studies), PhD (McGill).
Brian Walsh and his wife, Sylvia Keesmaat live at Russet House Farm where they continue to work towards a sustainable way of life. Dr. Walsh was Senior Member in Worldview Studies at the Institute for Christian Studies from 1988 to 1995 and has served as the Christian Reformed Campus minister at the University of Toronto since 1996. He pastors an on-campus worshipping community called “Wine Before Breakfast.” His theological work at the interface of biblical faith and contemporary culture has resulted in numerous books and articles including, Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination (2011), Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire with Sylvia Keesmaat (2004), Beyond Homelessness: Subverting the Empire with Steven Bouma-Prediger (2008) and Truth is Stranger than It Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age with J. Richard Middleton (1995). Contact Brian Walsh here.
B.Th. (Mennonite Brethren) Theology, B.A. (Wilfred Laurier), M.A. (Guelph) Philosophy, Ph.D. (Lancaster)
Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Theology, Methodology
Donald Wiebe's primary areas of research interest are philosophy of the social sciences, epistemology, philosophy of religion, the history of the academic and scientific study of religion, and method and theory in the study of religion. He is the author of Religion and Truth: Towards and Alternative Paradigm for the Study of Religion (1981), The Irony of Theology and the Nature of Religious Thought (1991), Beyond Legitimation: Essays on the Problem of Religious Knowledge (1994), and The Politics of Religious Studies: The Continuing Conflict with Theology in the Academy (1999). He has edited several books and sets of congress proceedings, and edits the series TORONTO STUDIES IN RELIGION for Peter Lang Press. In 1985 Dr. Wiebe, with Luther H. Martin and E. Thomas Lawson, founded the North American Association for the Study of Religion which became affiliated to the IAHR in 1990; he twice served as President of that Association (1986-87, 1991-92). Contact Donald Wiebe here.
JOHN C. HURD+, B.S. (Harvard), B.D. (E.T.S. Cambridge), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale)
C. PETER R.L. SLATER+, B.A. (McGill), B.A., M.A. (Cambridge), Ph.D. (Harvard)
JOHN PAPADOPOULOS, J.D. (Toronto), MISt (Toronto)
Director, John W. Graham Library
John was appointed Director of the John W. Graham Library on June 1, 2015. As Nicholls Librarian John is responsible for the overall development and growth of the library’s collections and services to the Trinity and Wycliffe communities. He was the chair of the TST Library Committee in 2016-17. Prior to joining the Graham Library, John was the Chief Librarian at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. John continues to teach Legal Research and Writing at the Faculty of Law and is a co-author of The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research (Carswell, 2015). Contact: john.papadopoulos[at]utoronto.ca
PAUL S. GIBSON+, B.A. (Quebec), LTh. (Regina), D.D. (London, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Montreal, Queen's, St. John's)
Contact Paul Gibson here.
MICHAEL GEOFFREY PEERS+, B.A. (UBC), LTh. (Trinity), D.D. (Trinity, Episcopal Divinity School, General Theological Seminary NY, Vancouver School of Theology, University of Kent) 2011-2014
Other professors, teaching assistants, and supervisors available to Trinity students include the members of the teaching staffs of the six other colleges of the Toronto School of Theology, the members of various departments and centres of the University of Toronto, Trinity College graduate students, the supervisors for field education placements and internships, and the supervisors associated with clinical pastoral education placements.
Field Education Supervisors
- The Ven. Dr David Anderson (Niagara)
- The Very Rev’d Andrew Asbil
- The Rev’d Canon Joseph Asselin (Niagara)
- The Rev’d Jo-Anne Billinger (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Michelle E Childs-Ward (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Dr Robert Derrenbacker (Algoma)
- The Rev’d Bonnie Dowling (Rupert’s Land)
- The Rev’d Dr Stephen Drakeford (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Canon Robert Feard (Niagara)
- The Right Rev’d Anne Germond (Algoma)
- The Rev’d David Giffen (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Matthew Griffin (Niagara)
- The Rev’d James R. Halmarson
- The Rev’d Dr Walter Hannam (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Canon David Harrison (Toronto)
- The Rev’d S. Maggie Helwig (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Canon Judith Herron-Graham
- The Rev’d Canon Philip Hobson
- The Rev’d David Howells (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Canon Mark Kinghan (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Ian LaFleur (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Canon Heather McCance (Toronto)
- The Ven. Glen Miller (Algoma)
- The Rev’d Rob Mitchell (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Lisa Newland (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Cynthia Patterson (Quebec)
- The Rev’d Canon Stuart Pike (Niagara)
- The Rev’d Canon Barry Randle (Niagara)
- The Rev’d Canon Janet Read-Hockin (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Austin K. Rios (Episcopal Church/Rome)
- The Rev’d Canon Nicola Skinner (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Gary van der Meer (Toronto)
- The Rev’d Dr Lisa Wang (Toronto/Huron)