School of Religion

School of Religion

School of Religion

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Faculty Publications

  • Picture of cover of Ellen Goldberg's book
  • Picture of cover of James Miller's book
  • Picture of cover of Pamela Dickey Young's book
  • Picture of cover of Tracy Trothen's book
  • Picture of cover of Bill Morrow's book
  • Picture of cover of Richard Ascough's book
  • Picture of cover of Forough Jahanbakhsh's book

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:

  • Forough JahanbakhshThe Expansion of Prophetic Experience: Essays on Historicity, Contingency and Plurality in Religion (edited, 2009); Islam, Democracy and Religious Modernism in Iran 1953-2000: From Bazargan to Soroush (2001)
  • Ellen GoldbergGurus of Modern Yoga (edited with Mark Singleton, 2014)
  • James Miller:  China's Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future (2017); Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China (edited with Dan Smyer Yu and Peter van der Veer, 2014)
  • Pamela Dickey YoungWomen and Religious Traditions (edited with Leona Anderson, 3rd edition, 2015); Religion and Sexuality: Diversity and the Limits of Tolerance (edited with Heather Shipley and Tracy Trothen, 2015); Religion, Sex and Politics: Christian Churches and Same-Sex Marriage in Canada (2012)
  • Tracy TrothenWinning the Race? Religion, Hope, and Reshaping the Sport Enhancement Debate (2015); Religion and Transhumanism: The Unknown Future of Human Enhancement (edited with Calvin Mercer, 2015); Shattering Illusions: Child Sexual Abuse Policies and Canadian Religious Institutions (2012)
  • William MorrowProtest Against God: The Eclipse of a Biblical Tradition (2006)
  • Richard AscoughAssociations in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook (with Philip A. Harland and John S. Kloppenborg, 2012); 1 and 2 Thessalonians: Encountering the Christ Group at Thessalonike (2014)