Richard S. Ascough

Richard S. Ascough

BA (Winnipeg Bible College), MA (London Bible College), MA, PhD (St. Michael's)
Professor (tenured)

Theological Hall 229
613.533.6000 x78066

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Curriculum Vitae for Richard Ascough 

Research Focus

Prof. Ascough’s research focuses on the history of early Christianity and Greco-Roman religious culture with particular attention to various types of associations. He is currently researching the dynamics of religious interaction and community development in small religious associations in the Greco-Roman world. His project is part of a larger movement that is exploring modern theories of Christian origins. He regularly teaches courses on religion in Greek and Roman antiquity, with particular emphasis on the first two centuries of the development of what will come to be called “Christianity.” Not wanting to remain solely in antiquity, he also teaches courses on religion and film and religion and business ethics. He has been honoured for his innovation as an educator through many teaching awards, most recently having been selected for a 3M National Teaching Fellowship (2018), “Canada’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in educational leadership and teaching at the university and college level” (Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Website). More on Prof. Ascough’s research