Sayeh Meisami (December 2016)
Islam
A Critical Analysis of Shīʿī Epistemology in Relation to Political Authority in the Works of Mullā Ṣadrā and Ḥamīd al-Dīn Kirmānī
Supervisor: Shafique Virani
Assistant Professor, Deparment of Philosophy, University of Dayton
Ian Richards (October 2016)
Hinduism and South Asian Religions
Poles Apart: Anti-Conversion Legislation in Post Independence India
Supervisor: Arti Dhand
Yaniv Feller (September 2016)
Jewish Studies
Dialogical Apologetics: Leo Baeck and the Task of Jewish Philosophy
Supervisor: David Novak
Jewish Museum, Berlin
Tenzan Eaghll (August 2016)
Religion, Ethics, and Modern Thought
Jean-Luc Nancy and the Deconstruction of Christianity
Supervisor: John Paul Ricco
Rebecca Bartell (June 2016)
Religion, Culture, and Politics
Card Carrying Christians: Credit, Debt, and Believing in Emerging Colombia
Supervisor: Kevin O’Neill
Tenure Track Position, San Diego State University
Bonnie de Bruijn (April 2016)
Religion, Ethics, and Modern thought
Julia Kristeva’s ‘Culture of Revolt’ and (Post) Modern Religious Subjectivity
Supervisor: James DiCenso
Nathalie LaCoste (March 2016)
Judaism
Waters of the Exodus: Jewish Experiences with Water in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt
Supervisor: David Novak
Lindsay Macumber (February 2016)
Judaism
Understanding, Reconciliation, and Prevention: Rethinking Hannah Arendt’s Representation of the Holocaust as a Theodicy
Supervisor: David Novak
Jade Weimer (December 2015)
Christianity
Musical Assemblies: How Early Christian Music Functioned as a Rhetorical Topos, a Mechanism of Recruitment, and a Fundamental Marker of an Emerging Christian Identity
Co-supervisors: John Kloppenborg & Collen Shantz
Amy Marie Fisher (September 2015)
Early Christianity and Judaism
Early Christianity and Judaism Celestial Topography: Mapping the Divine Realms in Antiquity
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Amy Elizabeth Fisher (September 2015)
Anthropology of Christianity
‘This Place Should (Not) Exist’: An Ethnography of Shelter Workers and the In-Between

Supervisor: Pamela Klassen
Sarah Kleeb (August 2015)
Religion, Ethics and Modern Thought
Gustavo Gutiérrez’s Notion of Liberation and the Legacy of Marx’s Ruthless Criticism
Supervisor: Marsha Hewitt
Usha Khosla (April 2015)
Buddhist Studies
Study of the Tathagatagarbha as True Self and the True Selves of the Brahmanic, Sāṅklorenhya and Jaina Traditions
Supervisor: Christoph Emmrich
Norman Tobias (April 2015)
Judaism & Christianity
Jules Isaac and the Roman Catholic Church: Advocate for Scriptural Truth
Supervisor: David Novak
Syed Adnan Hussain (April 2015)
Islam and South Asian Studies
Negotiating Pakistan: A Genealogy of a Post-colonial Islamic State
Supervisor: Mohammad Fadel
Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Saint Mary’s University
Callie Callon (October 2014)
Christianity
Physiognomy as a Strategy of Persuasion in Early Christian Discourse
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Queen’s University
Erin Vearncombe(September 2014)
Christianity
What Would Jesus Wear? Dress in the Synoptic Gospels
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Faculty, Writing Program, Princeton University
Ryan Stoner (September 2014)
Judaism
A Sacrifice of Time: Work, Worship and the Experience of Sabbath in Ancient Judaism
Supervisor: Hindy Najman
David Kaden (September 2014)
Christianity
Law and Power: Matthew, Paul, and the Anthropology of Law
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, St. Olaf College
Matthew William King (June 2014)
Buddhist Studies
Writing True Places in the Twilight of Empire and the Dawn of Revolution: The Buddhist Historiography of the Mongol Zawa Damdin Luwsandamdin (1867-1937)
Supervisor: Frances Garrett
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of California-Riverside
Simon Appolloni (April 2014)
Christianity
Convergent Knowing: Explorations of a Sustained – and ‘Sustainable’ – Theological Reflection on Science, Environment and Liberation
Supervisor: Stephen Scharper
Ronald Charles (February 2014)
Christianity
Paul and Diaspora Politics
Supervisors: John Marshall and Terry Donaldson
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, St. Francis Xavier University
Bryan Levman (January 2014)
Buddhist Studies
Linguistic Ambiguities, the Transmissional Process, and the Earliest Recoverable Language of Buddhism
Supervisor: Christoph Emmrich
Shari Golberg (September 2013)
Judaism and Islam
When Beruriah Met Aisha: Textual Intersections and Interactions among Jewish and Muslim Women Engaged with Religious Law
Supervisor: Robert Gibbs
Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities; Director, Shema & Iqra: The Jewish-Muslim Text Project
Jodie Boyer (September 2013)
Christianity
Sin and Sanity in Nineteenth-Century America
Supervisor: Pamela Klassen
Teaching Fellow, North Park Theological Seminary
Timothy Michael James Langille (September 2013)
Judaism
Reshaping the Persistent Past: A Study of Collective Trauma and Memory in Second Temple Judaism
Supervisor: Hindy Najman
Lecturer, Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Rick Kenneth Last (September 2013)
Christianity
Money, Meals and Honour: The Economic and Honorific Organization of the Corinthian Ekklesia
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow, York University; SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Queen’s University (2013-15); richardlast.weebly.com
Smita Kothari (September 2013)
Hinduism and South Asian Studies
Dana and Dhyana in Jaina Yoga: A Case Study of Preksadhyana and the Terapanth
Supervisors: Christoph Emmrich and Stephen Scharper
Sarah Rollens (August 2013)
Christianity
Framing Social Criticism in the Jesus Movement: The Ideological Project in the Sayings Gospel Q
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Rhodes College(Beginning August 2015); Instructor, University of Alabama
Alexander Green (July 2013)
Judaism
Luck, Beneficence and Conflict in the Ethics of Levi Gersonides
Supervisor: David Novak
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Department of History, University of Buffalo
Paul Nahme (June 2013)
Judaism
From Critical to Prophetic Idealism: Ethics, Law and Religion in the Philosophy of Hermann Cohen
Supervisor: David Novak
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Judaic Studies, Brown University
John Lorenc (April 2013)
Medieval Christianity
John of Freiberg and the Usury Prohibition in the Late Middle Ages: A Study in the Popularization of Medieval Canon Law
Supervisor: Joseph Goering
Senior Account Manager, Sentry Custom Security
Jenn Cianca (January 2013)
Christianity
Sacred Ritual, Profane Space: The Roman House as Early Christian Meeting Place
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Professor and Departmental Chair, Classical Studies, Bishop’s University
Rebekka King (September 2012)
Christianity
The New Heretics: Popular Theology, Popular Christianity, and Protestant Language Ideologies
Supervisor: Pamela Klassen
Assistant Professor of Religion, Department of Philosophy, Middle Tennessee State University
Edith Szanto (September 2012)
Islam
Following Sayyida Zaynab: Twelver Shi’ism in Contemporary Syria
Supervisor: Amira Mittermaier
Assistant Professor, American University of Iraq – Sulaimani
Nicholas Dion (September 2012)
Religion, Ethics, and Modern Thought
Spacing Freud: Space in the Psychoanalytic Critique of Religion
Supervisors: James DiCenso and Marsha Hewitt
Senior Coordinator, Research and Programs, Higher Education Quality Control of Ontario
Ben Wood (August 2012)
Buddhist Studies
The Jeweled Fish Hook: Ecclesiastical Exemplarity in the Shalu Abbatial History
Supervisor: Frances Garrett
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, St. Francis College
Barbara Greenberg (June 2012)
Religion, Ethics, and Modern Thought
Kleinian Reparation: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Residential School Apology in Canada
Supervisor: Marsha Hewitt
Research Assistant, University of Ottawa
Eva Mroczek (May 2012)
Judaism
Psalms Unbound: Ancient Concepts of Textual Tradition in 11QPsalms and Related Texts
Supervisor: Hindy Najman
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of California-Davis; Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, Indiana University – Bloomington (2012-2016)
Jason McKinney (December 2011)
Religion, Ethics, and Modern Thought
On the Metapolitics of Decay: Walter Benjamin’s Will to Happiness
Supervisor: James DiCenso
Christina Reimer (October 2011)
Religion, Ethics, and Modern Thought
A Fountain Sealed: Virginity and the American Evangelical Family
Supervisor: James DiCenso
Instructor, Department of Religion, Bishop’s University
Kathleen Gibbons (September 2011)
Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity
Vice and Self-Examination in the Christian Desert
Supervisor: Robert Sinkewicz
Keir Hammer (August 2011)
Early Christianity
Disambiguating Rebirth: A Socio-rhetorical Exploration of Rebirth Language in 1 Peter
Supervisor: Peter Richardson
Director, White Cross Canada; Lecturer, The King’s University and Concordia University of Edmonton
Fei Lan (April 2011)
Religion, Ethics, and Modern Thought
Desire Viewed Through Ethical Optics: A Comparative Study of Dai Zehn and Levinas
Supervisor: Vincent Tsing-song Shen
Assistant Professor of Religion, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of Mississippi
Mona Tokarek LaFosse (November 2010)
Early Christianity
Age Matters: Age, Aging and Intergenerational Relationships in Early Christian Communities, with a Focus on 1 Timothy 5
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Instructor, Wilfred Laurier University
Alexander Damm (March 2010)
Gospels
Ancient Rhetoric and the Synoptic Problem
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Instructor, Wilfrid Laurier University
Karen Cheatham (February 2010)
Medieval Christian History
They Hasten toward Perfection: Virginal & Chaste Monks in the High Middle Ages
Supervisor: Isabelle Cochelin
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Religion, University of Puget Sound
Maithili Thayanithy (March 2010)
South Asian Studies
The Concept of Living Liberation in the Tirumantiram
Supervisor: Chelva Kanaganayakam
Arlene Macdonald (June 2009)
Lived Religion and the Body in North America
Resurrected Bodies: Individual Experiences and Collective Expressions of Organ Transplant in North America
Supervisor: Pamela Klassen
Assistant Professor, Institute of Medical Humanities, University of Texas – Medical Branch
Lincoln Blumell (June 2009)
Early Christianity
Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, & Late Antique Oxyrhynchus
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Assistant Professor, Department of Ancient Scripture, Brigham Young University
Atif Khalil (May 2009)
Islam
Sufi Approaches to Tawba (‘Repentance’): From the Qur’an to Abu Talib al­Makki
Supervisor: Todd Lawson
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Lethbridge
Santiago Slabodsky (April 2009)
Jewish Studies
Emmanuel Levinas’ Barbarisms: Adventures of Talmudic Readings Traveling South
Supervisor: Robert Gibbs
Assistant Professor of Religion, Florence and Robert Kaufman Chair in Jewish Studies, Affiliated Faculty in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Hofstra University
Janna Rosales (April 2009)
Religion, Ethics, and Critiques of Technology
When the ‘Twilight of Justice’ Meets the Dawn of Nanotechnology: A Critique of Transhumanism and the Technological Imperative in the Light of George Grant’s Moral Philosophy
Supervisor: Larry Schmidt
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Jonathan Crane (April 2009)
Jewish Studies
Rhetoric of Modern Jewish Ethics
Supervisors: Robert Gibbs and David Novak
Raymond F. Schinzai Junior Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought, Center for Ethics, Emory University
Geraldine Fogarty (February 2009)
Psychology of Religion
Madness and Transformation in Early Irish Literature: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Supervisors: Ann Dooley and James DiCenso
Psychotherapist; Psychoanalyst; Lecturer, Ling Yu International Training Centre for Psychoanalysis
Kerry Fast (November 2008)
North American Religion
“but what a strange commixture am I”: Borders of Self and Religion in the Making of Women’s Lives
Supervisor: Pamela Klassen
Ken Derry (November 2008)
Religion and Literature
Uncomfortable Mirrors: Religion and Mimetic Violence in Contemporary Canadian Native Literature
Supervisor: Chelva Kanaganayakam
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto – Mississauga
Matthew LaGrone (July 2008)
Modern Judaism and Christianity
Between Fire and Ice: Studies in Jewish and Christian Centrism
Supervisor: David Novak
Assistant Program Head, Electives, University of Guelph-Humber
Siphiwe Dube (June 2008)
Religion and Literature
TRC of South Africa: A Dialectical Critique of its Core Concepts
Supervisor: Marsha Hewitt
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria
Aisha Geissinger (May 2008)
Islamic Studies
Gendering the Classical Tradition of Quran Exegesis
Supervisor: Sebastain Guenther
Assistant Professor, The College of the Humanities, Carleton University
Andre Maintenay (May 2008)
Religion, Ethics and Environment
Green Ethics and Green “Faith”: An Exploration of Environmental Ethics and Spirituality in a Technological Age
Supervisors: Larry Schmidt and Stephen Scharper
Professor, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humber College
Laurel Zwissler (May 2008)
North American Religion
Demonstrations of Faith: Religious and Political Identity among Feminist Political Activists in North America
Supervisor: Pamela Klassen
Assistant Professor of Religion, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Central Michigan University
Michael Ostling (January 2008)
Early Modern Religion
Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland
(Governor General’s Gold Medal)
Supervisor: Jonathan Pearl
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Queensland
Sarah King (November 2007)
Religion and the Environment
Contested Place: Religion and Values in the Dispute, Burnt Church/Esgenoôpetitj, New Brunswick
Supervisor: Ingrid Stefanovic
Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies Department, Grand Valley State University
Jeffrey Sims (June 2007)
Philosophy of Religion
Hermeneutics and the Reconstitution of Universal Memory
Supervisor: Graeme Nicholson
Instructor, Humanities, Vanier College
Elaine Myers (April 2007)
Religion and Archaeology
The Ituraeans: Challenging Misconceptions and Evaluating the Primary Sources
Supervisor: Peter Richardson
David Lawrence Penner (March 2007)
Religion, Ethics and Modern Thought
Christian Existence and Failure
Supervisor: Graeme Nicholson
Lecturer, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
Ruth Mas (September 2006)
Islamic Religious Thought (Modern)
Margins of Tawhid: Liberalism and the Discourse of Plurality in Contemporary Islam
Supervisors: Charles Hirschkind and James DiCenso
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Colorado
Henry Shiu (December 2005)
Buddhism
The Nonduality of Nonconceptual Wisdom and Conceptual Cognition: A study of the Tathagatagarbha Teaching in the Anunatvapurnatvanirdesa-parivarta
Supervisor: Leonard Priestley
Instructor, New College, University of Toronto
William Wahl (December 2005)
Philosophy of Religion
Suffering Truth: Interpretation, Religion and Science in Nietzsche and Freud
Supervisor: James DiCenso
David Buyze (May 2005)
Religion and Culture, Postcolonial Comparative Literatures
The Aftertastes of Colonialism: Latin Americanism and Cultural Meaning
Supervisor: Rosa Sarabia
Aubrey Glazer (April 2005)
Jewish Thought/Hebrew Hermeneutics
Afterwords on (Re)birthing Redemption in Hebrew Hermeneutics
Supervisor: Harry Fox
Rabbi, Congregation Beth Sholom
Tanja Juric (November 2004)
Philosophy of Religion
The Ethics of Ethical Subjectivity: Ethics and Aesthetics in the work of Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche and Theodor Adorno
Supervisors: Graeme Nicholson and Amy Mullin-Cuthbert
Kenneth MacKendrick (October 2004)
Philosophy of Religion
Discourse, Desire and Fantasy: A Psychoanalytic and Philosophical Study of the Foundation of Jurgen Habermas’s Critical Social Theory
Supervisor: Marsha Hewitt
Associate Professor, Department of Religion, University of Manitoba
Zhonghu Yan (July 2004)
Philosophy of Religion
Self-Cultivation, Society and Metaphysics: an Existential Reading of the Analects
Supervisor: Vincent Shen
Professor, School of Foreign Languages, Hangzhou Normal University
David Perley (June 2004)
Philosophy of Religion
Articulation and Mysticism in the Thought of William James (1842 – 1910)
Supervisor: Graeme Nicholson
Sessional Lecturer, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
Mark Chapman (May 2004)
Modern Canadian Religion & Society
No Longer Crying in the Wilderness: Canadian Evangelical Organizations and their Networks
Supervisor: John Simpson
Assistant Professor, Research Methods, Tyndale University College and Seminary
Christopher Helland (April 2004)
Sociology of Religion
Religion on the Internet: A Sociological Inquiry into Participation and Community Online
Supervisor: John Simpson
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University
Russell Martin (April 2004)
Early Christianity
Towards an Understanding of Local Autonomy in Judaea between 6 and 66 CE
Supervisor: Peter Richardson
Albert Wuaku (January 2004)
South Asian Religions & Africa
Tapping into Hindu Powers: The Local Factor in Shiva and Krishna Worship in Ghana
Supervisor: Martin Klein
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Florida International University
Mark Leuchter (May 2003)
Religion in Ancient Israel
Jeremiah, the First Jew
Supervisor: Brian Peckham
Associate Professor, Department of Religion, Temple University
Elizabeth Davies-Stofka (April 2003)
Religion and Ethics
Toward a jus in bello of Guerilla Warfare: A Case Study in Comparative Ethics
Supervisor: Roger Hutchinson
Program Chair, Liberal Studies and College Prep, Colorado Community Colleges Online
Peter Gilbert (March 2003)
Modern Christian-Jewish Relations
The Analysis of Antisemitism in the Theological, Historical and Sociological Criticism of James Parkes
Supervisor: Alan Davies
Adam Lehto (December 2002)
Early Eastern Christianity
Divine Law, Asceticism and Gender in Aphrahat’s Demonstrations, with a Complete Annotated Translation of the Text and Comprehensive Syriac Glossary
Supervisor: Harry Fox
Sessional Instructor, Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga
Gillian McCann (December 2002)
South Asian Religions
A New Dharma for the Nation: The Toronto Theosophical Society and Albert Smythe 1891-1945
Supervisor: Naranda Wagle
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts & science, Nipissing University
John David Scully (September 2002)
Sociology of Religion
Consent and Dissent on Evangelical Talk Radio
Supervisor: John Simpson
Eleanor Pontoriero (February 2002)
Psychology and Philosophy of Religion
On “Loving the Neighbour”: The Implications of Emmanuel Levinas’ Intensification of Ethics after the Shoah
Supervisors: James DiCenso and Robert Gibbs
Sessional Lecturer, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
Anthony Chartrande-Burke (September 2001)
Early Christianity
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas: The Text, Its Origins, and Its Transmission
Supervisors: Robert Sinkewicz and Leif Vaage
Associate Professor, Department of the Humanities, York University
Paulino Belamide (August 2001)
Chinese Religions
Self-Cultivation in Quanzhen Taoism with Special Reference to the Legacy of Qiu Chuji
Supervisor: Julia Ching
Amir Hussain (June 2001)
Modern Islamic Religion
The Canadian Face of Islam: Muslim Communities in Toronto
Supervisor: Willard Oxtoby
Professor, Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Dana Sawchuk (April 2001)
Sociology of Religion, Christianity in Latin America
The Costa Rican Catholic Church, Social Justice, and the Rights of Workers, 1979-1996
Supervisor: Marsha Hewitt
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University
Catherine Ludvik (January 2001)
South and East Asian Religions
From Sarasvati to Benzaiten
(Governor General’s Gold Medal)
Supervisor: David Waterhouse
Lecturer, Kyoto Sangyo University
Catherine Caufield (March 2000)
Religion, Hermeneutics, and Literature
Hermeneutics of Written Text: Religious Discourse in Mexican Literature
Supervisor: Mario Valdes
International Fellow, Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, University of Alberta
Keith Haartman (December 1999)
Psychoanalysis and Religion
Watching and Praying: A Psychoanalytic View of Personality Change, 18th Century British Methodists
Supervisor: Morris Eagle
Tim Hegedus (December 1999)
Early Christianity
Graeco-Roman Religions Attitudes to Astrology in Early Christianity: A Study Based on Selected Sources
Supervisor: Roger Beck
Professor, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Wilfrid Laurier University
Michele Murray (December 1999)
Early Christianity and Judaism
“Playing a Jewish Game:” Gentile Christian Judaizing in the First and Second Centuries CE
Supervisor: Peter Richardson
Professor, William and Nancy Turner Chair in Christianity, Department of Religion, Bishop’s University; Dean of Arts and Science (2014-2018), Bishop’s University
Tak-Ling Terry Woo (December 1999)
Women in Chinese Religions
The Religious Values, Beliefs and Practices affecting the Lives of Women during the Reign of T’ang Ming-Huang
Supervisor: Richard Guisso
Phil Harland (July 1999)
Early Christianity
Claiming a Place in Polis and Empire: The Significance of Imperial Cults and Connections among Associations, Synagogues, and Christian Groups in Roman Asia
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Associate Professor, Department of the Humanities, York University
James Diamond (June 1999)
Medieval Jewish Philosophy
Prooftext and Pretext: The Strategem of Biblical and Midrashic Citations in Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed
Supervisor: David Novak
Professor, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Chair of Jewish Studies, University of Waterloo
Husein Khimjee (April 1999)
Islamic Religion
The Legacy of the Early Twentieth-Century Khilafat Movement in India
Supervisor: Willard Oxtoby
Bruce Power (April 1999)
Ancient West Asian Religions
Ancient Israel Iconographic Windows to Ezekiel’s World
Supervisor: Brian Peckham
Scott Brown (February 1999)
Early Christianity
The More Spiritual Gospel: Markan Literary Techniques in the Longer Gospel of Mark
Supervisor: Leif E. Vaage
Helen-May Eaton (August 1998)
Religion and Women
Latin American Christianity Speaking of Liberation: The Emancipatory Limits of Gustavo Gutierrez’s Liberation Theology for Latin American Women
Supervisor: Marsha Hewitt
Darlene Juschka (June 1998)
Phenomenology of Religion, Religion and Feminism
Feminist Encounters with Symbol, Myth, and Ritual: Mary Daly, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, and Rosemary Radford Reuther
Supervisor: Roger Hutchinson
Associate Professor, Coordinator, and Department Head, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Regina; Associate Professor, Religious Studies, University of Regina
Becky R. Lee (June 1998)
Late Medieval European Popular Religion
“Women ben purifyid of her childeryn”: The Purification of Women After Childbirth in Medieval England
(Nominated, Governor General’s Gold Medal)
Supervisor: Joseph Goering
Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, York University
Ronald Polster (June 1998)
Philosophy of Religion
Evil and the Biblical Discourse of Lament
Supervisor: Paul Gooch
Thomas Vettickal (January 1998)
South Asian Religions
Sarvodaya of Mahatma Gandhi: Realistic Utopia
Supervisor: Joseph O’Connell
William Arnal (October 1997)
Early Christianity
The Rhetoric of Deracination in Q: A Reassessment
(Governor General’s Gold Medal)
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Professor and Department Head, Religious Studies, University of Regina
Bernadette McNary-Zak (September 1997)
Christianity in Late Antiquity
Ascetic Piety in Fourth Century Egypt: A Study of the Ascetical Letters of Bishops
Supervisor: Timothy Barnes
Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Rhodes College
Bruce MacKay (February 1997)
Religion of Ancient Israel
Ethnicity and Israelite Religion: The Anthropology of Social Boundaries in Judges
Supervisors: Ernest Clarke and Shuichi Nagata
Coordinator, Liberal Education Program, University of Lethbridge
William Smyth (January 1997)
Religion and Literature
Rudy Wiebe as Novelist: Witness and Critic, Without Apology
Supervisor: Charles Lock
Cheryl Nafziger-Leis (December 1996)
Religion and Aesthetics
Art … Even After Auschwitz: Adorno’s Critical Theory of Art, Religion and Ideology
Supervisor: Marsha Hewitt
Ethics Advisor, Boeing
Herbert Berg (October 1996)
Islamic Religion
The Use of Ibn ‘Abbas in Al-Tabari’s Tafsir and the Development of Exegesis in Early Islam
Supervisor: Jane McAuliffe
Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Christopher Buck (June 1996)
Comparative Religion
Paradise and Paradigm: Key Symbols in ‘Persian’ Christianity and the Baha’i Faith
Supervisor: Willard Oxtoby
Alan Kirk (June 1996)
Early Christianity
The Structure of Q: Genre, Synchrony, and Sapiental Composition in the Synoptic Sayings Source
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religion, James Madison University
Young-Sik Yoo (February 1996)
Christianity in East Asia
The Impact of Canadian Missionaries in Korea: A Historical Survey of Early Canadian Mission Work, 1999-1898
Supervisor: Richard Guisso
Alexander Marusich (January 1996)
Sociology of Religion
Religious Conversion: A Biogenetic Structuralist Model
Supervisor: Michael Hammond
Simon Young-Suk Moon (January 1996)
Comparative Study of Religion
A Case Study in Comparative Monasticism: Songgwang-Sa Son/Zen Buddhist Monastery, Korea and the Abbey of the Genesee, Cistercian Monastery, USA
Supervisor: Peter Slater
Philip Smith-Eivemark (January 1996)
Philosophy of Religion and Mysticism
Beyond Language: Mystics and the Language Trap
Supervisor: David Turner
Renia Tyminski (December 1995)
Religion and Feminist Theory
Divinity, Transcendence and Female Subjectivity in the Works of Mary Daly
Supervisor: Marsha Hewitt
Jill J. Anderson (May 1995)
Celtic Religion
A History of Women in the Early Irish Church: The Hagiographical Evidence
Supervisor: Harry Roe
Russell McCutcheon (January 1995)
Method and Theory of Religion
Manufacturing Religion: The Discourse on Sui Generis Religion and the Politics of Nostalgia
Supervisor: Neil McMullin
Professor and Department Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama
A. Ellen Goldberg (December 1994)
South Asian Religions
Ardhanarisvara: An Indian and Feminist Perspective
Supervisor: Narendra Wagle
Debra J. Jensen (December 1994)
Religion and Social Ethics
Mysticism and Social Ethics: Feminist Reflections on Their Relationship in the Works of Evelyn Underhill, Simone Weil and Meister Eckhart
Supervisor: Donald D. Evans
Jinfen Yan (December 1994)
Chinese Religions
Utilitarianism in Chinese Thought
Supervisor: Julia Ching
Barbara J. Whitmer (October 1994)
Religion and Ethics
Beyond the Violence Mythos to the Interactive Organism: Remythologizing Violence, the Body, Trust, and Technology in Western Culture
Supervisor: Roger Hutchinson
Ann Baranowski (June 1994)
Religion and Cognition
Ritual Alone: Cognition and Meaning of Patterns in Time
Supervisor: Donald Wiebe
Ronald Wallace (June 1994)
Modern Western Christianity
Inter-Faith Dialogue as a Method for the Scientific Study of Religion
Supervisor: Willard Oxtoby
Daniel McBride (April 1994)
Ancient Egyptian Religions
The Egyptian Foundations of Gnostic Thought
Supervisor: D. B. Redford
Stephanie K. Walker (May 1993)
Religion and Literature
This Woman in Particular: Contexts for the Biographical Image of Emily Carr
Supervisor: Johan Aitken
Willi Braun (January 1993)
Early Christianity
The Use of Mediterranean Banquet Traditions In Luke 14:1-24
Supervisor: John Kloppenborg
Professor of Religious Studies, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta
Wayne H. Harter (January 1993)
Philosophy of Religion
Thomistic Ontology as Critical Enquiry into Religion
Supervisor: Neil McMullin
Reena L. Zeidman (June 1992)
Early Judaism
A View of Celebrations in Early Judaism: Tosefta Avodah Zarah [Idolatry]
Supervisor: Harry Fox
Arthur McCalla (April 1992)
Modern Western Christianity
Expiation and Progress: Religion and Society in the Thought of Pierre-Simon Ballanche(Nominated, Governor General’s Gold Medal)
Supervisor: C. Thomas McIntire
Pashaura Singh (September 1991)
South Asian Religions
The Text and Meaning of the Adi Granth
Supervisor: W. H. McLeod
Barry W. Henaut (March 1991)
Early Christianity
Oral Tradition Behind the Written Gospel Texts? Mark 4: 1-34 and the Problem of Orality
Supervisor: H. O. Guenther
Roman Garrison (December 1990)
Early Christianity
Redemptive Almsgiving in Early Christianity
Supervisor: Peter Richardson
Edward Yong-Joong Chung (November 1990)
East Asian Religions
Neo-Confucian Understanding of Human Nature and Emotions: A Study of the Four-Seven Thesis in Two Korean Thinkers: Yi T’oegye and Yi Yulgok
Supervisor: Julia Ching
Daniel H. Williams (November 1990)
Early Christianity
Nicene Christianity and its Opponents in Northern Italy: An Examination of Late 4th Century Anti-Arian Polemics and Politics with Particular Emphasis on the Early Career of Ambrose of Milan
Supervisors: Timothy Barnes and Joanne McWilliam
Joseph P. L’Abbé (October 1990)
Modern Western Christianity
Catholic Critics on Religious Art in France 1870-1920
Supervisor: Giorgio Scavizzi
Lee D. Rainey (October 1990)
Chinese Religions
Life After Death: Some Early Confucian Views
Supervisor: Julia Ching
Kelley M. Spoerl (September 1990)
Early Christianity
A Study of the Kata Meros Pistis by Apollinarius of Laodicea
Supervisor: Robert Sinkewicz
Michael Farris (May 1990)
Early Christianity
The Formative Interpretations of the Seventy Weeks of Daniel
Supervisor: Stanley D. Walters
Michael F. Stoeber (June 1990)
Philosophy of Religion
Evil and the Mystics’ God: Towards a Mystical Theodicy
Supervisor: Donald D. Evans
Professor of Theology, Regis College
John B. Roney (September 1989)
Modern Western Christianity
Jean Henri Merle D’Aubigné: Historian of Christianity in an Age of Revolution
Supervisor: C. Thomas McIntire
Douglas A. Campbell (November 1989)
Early Christianity
The Rhetoric of Righteousness: An Analysis of Rom. 3:21-26 in Context
Supervisor: Richard N. Longenecker
Professor of New Testamnents, Duke Divinity School
John Valk (October 1989)
Modern Western Christianity
Religion and the Schools: The Struggle for Protestant Christian Education in Utrecht in the Nineteenth Century
Supervisor: C. Thomas McIntire
James McLachlan (January 1989)
Philosophy of Religion
Existentialist Interpretations of the Desire to be God: Radical Freedom in Sartre and Berdyaev
Supervisor: Donald D. Evans
Michael Cuneo (June 1988)
Modern Western Christianity
Catholics Against the Church: Anti-Abortion Protest in Toronto, 1969-1985
Supervisor: Roger O’Toole
Author; Professor (Retired), Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University
Peter D. Gooch (June 1988)
Early Christianity
Food and the Limits of Community: 1 Corinthians 8:1 to 11:1
Supervisor: Peter Richardson
Randi R. Warne (April 1988)
Religion and Culture
Literature as Pulpit: Narrative as a Vehicle for the Transmission and Transformation of Values in the Christian Social Activism of Nellie McClung
Supervisor: Roger Hutchinson
Professor, Religious Studies; Coordinator, Cultural Studies Program & Women and Gender Studies Program, Mount Saint Vincent University
Antonio Perez-Romero (February 1988)
Early Modern Western Christianity
Juan De Valdes and Sixteenth-Century Spanish Religious Thought as Expressed in the Religious Literature in Castilian
Supervisor: J. I. Chicoy-Daban
Michel Desjardins (June 1987)
Christianity in Late Antiquity
Sin in Valentinianism
Supervisor: Heinze Guenther
Associate Dean, Research and Curriculum, Faculty of Arts, Wilfrid Laurier University; Professor, Department of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University
P. Lyndon Reynolds (November 1986)
Medieval Western Christianity
God, Cosmos and Microcosm: Comparisons Between the Relation of God to the Cosmos and the Relation of the Soul to Man, From Greek Philosophy to the Thirteenth Century
Supervisor: Walter Principe
Alan Kam-Leung Chan (December 1985)
Chinese Religions
Two Visions of the Way: A Study of Wang Pi’s and Ho-Shang Kung’s Commentaries on the Lao-Tzu
Supervisor: Julia Ching
Ronald G. Sawatsky (December 1985)
Modern Western Christianity
“Looking For That Blessed Hope”: The Roots of Fundamentalism in Canada, 1878-1914
Supervisor: John S. Moir
Steven M. Wasserstrom (October 1985)
Islamic Religion
Species of Misbelief: A History of Muslim Heresiography of the Jews
Supervisor: G. M. Wickens
Moe and Izetta Tonkon Professor of Judaic Studies and Humanities, Department of Religion, Reed College
Jane D. McAuliffe (October 1984)
Islamic Religion
Perceptions of the Christians in Qur’anic Tafsir
Supervisor: G. M. Wickens
Director, John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress; President (1999-2008), Bryn Mawr College; Dean of Georgetown College (1999-2008) and Professor, Department of History and Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University; Professor and Chair (1992-1999), Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto; Professor and Associate Chair (1986-1992), Emory University; Honorary Doctor of Laws (2013), University of Toronto
Marilyn F. Nefsky (September 1984)
Japanese Religions
Women and the Religious Character of Contemporary Japan
Supervisor: Cyril Powles
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Religion. University of Lethbridge
Donald Merriell (January 1984)
Medieval Western Christianity
The Image of the Trinity in Man According to St.Thomas Aquinas
Supervisor: Walter Principe
Herbert Basser (June 1983)
Early Judaism
Sifre Ha’azinu: Rabbinic Interpretations of the Song of Moses
Supervisor: L. H. Silberman
Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University
James K. Hoffmeier (October 1982)
Ancient Egyptian Religions
‘Sacred’ in the Vocabulary of Ancient Egypt: The Term DSR, with Special Reference to Dynasties I-XX
Supervisor: R. J. Williams
Professor, Old Testament & Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School