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Queen's University

Faculty and Research

ChineseReligionsCover.jpgThe School of Religion comprises eight tenured faculty who hold PhDs in religious studies or theology from top-ranked institutions. Most courses are taught by this core faculty, including introductory level courses. The School also employs adjunct faculty whose expertise supplements the core faculty. From time to time the school draws on expert faculty from other university departments for some courses. Teaching is supported by a team of well-trained and hard-working Teaching Assistants.

The School of Religion is home to innovative research and publications in a wide range of fields. Faculty members have won significant grants from provincial, federal and international granting agencies to carry out leading-edge research on aspects of religion in the modern and ancient world. Our publications have also received critical acclaim and prestigious awards. In addition to the publications of faculty members, our master's students produce research essays on a diverse range of topics, some of them published in peer-reviewed journals.

The award-winning faculty at the School of Religion undertake academic research into the religions and cultures of the world and religious issues emerging in the Canadian landscape, and have research links to universities globally.  Teaching and research range over some of the major religious traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, and focus on key geographic regions such as China, Europe, India, the Middle East, and North America.

In the past few years, faculty research and publications have included...

  • Gurus of Modern Yoga (edited by Ellen Goldberg and Mark Singleton, 2013)
  • Shattering Illusions: Child Sexual Abuse Policies and Canadian Religious Institutions (Tracy Trothen, 2012)
  • Associations in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook (Richard S. Ascough, Philip A. Harland, and John S. Kloppenborg, 2012)
  • Women and Religious Traditions (Pamela Dickey Young and Leona Anderson, eds., 2nd edition, 2010)
  • The Way of Highest Clarity: Nature, Vision and Revelation in Medieval China (James Miller, 2008)
  • Protest Against God: The Eclipse of a Biblical Tradition (William Morrow, 2006)
  • Islam, Democracy and Religious Modernism in Iran 1953-2000: From Bazargan to Soroush (Forough Jahanbakhsh, 2001)


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