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Chair of Christian Thought

The Chair of Christian Thought at the University of Calgary is an academic resource for the promotion of Christian Thought in the University and the larger Calgary Christian community. The Chair's mission is to bridge the academy and faith communities, bringing the academic study of religion to the communities and representing Christian interests by providing for the teaching of Christian Thought in the university. The Chairholder undertakes all the normal activities of a university professor: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, research, and publication. The Chairholder also organizes community events such as lectures and symposia devoted to explorations of Christian Thought.

Annual sponsored events include four endowed lectures:

  • The Bentall Lecture on Education and Theology
  • The Iwaasa Lecture on Urban Theology
  • The Lebel Lecture in Christian Ethics
  • The Swanson Lecture in Spirituality

A Companion to German Pietism, 1660-1800

Dr. Douglas H. Shantz 

Brill, 2014

Christian Thought in the Twenty-First Century

Agenda for the Future
Edited by Douglas H. ShantzTinu Ruparell


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Book Description

In this volume some of the outstanding Christian scholars of our day reflect on how their minds have changed, how their academic fields have changed over the course of their careers, and the pressing issues that Christian scholars will need to address in the twenty-first century. This volume offers an accessible portrait of key trends in the world of Christian scholarship today.

Christian Thought in the Twenty-First Century features scholars from Great Britain, Canada, the United States, and Switzerland. The contributors represent a wide variety of academic backgrounds—from biblical studies to theology, to religious studies, to history, English literature, philosophy, law, and ethics.

This book offers a personal glimpse of Christian scholars in a self-reflective mode, capturing their honest reflections on the changing state of the academy and on changes in their own minds and outlooks. The breadth and depth of insight afforded by these contributions provide rich soil for a reader's own reflections, and an agenda that will occupy Christian thinkers well into the twenty-first century.