TOULOUSE, MARK G. Contact Areas of Interest

Toulouse, Mark.G.
75 Queen’s Park Crescent
Toronto, ON
t: 416-585-4541
  •  History of theology
  • Relationship between religion and culture, and between religion and public life
  • Religious pluralism
  • History of theological education
  • History of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


Professor Toulouse is Principal of Emmanuel College, and Professor of the History of Christianity. He completed his PhD in 1984 at the University of Chicago. Since arriving in Toronto, Principal Toulouse has developed a new Muslim Studies program within Emmanuel College. Prior to coming to the University of Toronto in 2009, he served as a professor and dean at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. His current research projects include a manuscript entitled The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture (with Stacey Floyd-Thomas, and Juan Floyd-Thomas), and a manuscript forthcoming on the global history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Primary Teaching

Teaching areas include the history of Christianity in the United States and Canada, religion and public life in Canada, civil religion in the United States, historical theology, religion and discrimination, and religious pluralism in North America.

Selected Publications

The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History, St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2013 (one of fourteen authors), Pp. x + 476

Renewing Christian Unity: A Concise History of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Abilene: ACU Press, 2011 (primary author, with Gary Holloway and Douglas Foster), Pp. 208.

Institutional Change in Theological Education:  A History of Brite Divinity School.  Fort Worth:  TCU Press, 2011 (primary editor, with Jeffrey Williams and Dyan Dietz).Pp.xiii + 245.

God In Public:  Four Ways American Christianity and Public Life Relate. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2006.  Pp. xxiii + 269 (Named one of “Top Ten Books” published in 2006 by Academy of Parish Clergy).

Sources of Christian Theology in America.  Edited with James O. Duke.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999.  Pp. 658.

Makers of Christian Theology in America.  Edited with James O. Duke.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997.  Pp. 568.

Recent Accomplishment

Awarded Connaught Fellowship ($50,000), with Anver Emon, Faculty of Law, for the Connaught Summer Institute on Islamic Studies: Belonging, Difference, and Research Method (see