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Jeremy M. Bergen

Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Theology, Director of Theological Studies

Jeremy BergenContact:
(519) 885-0220 ext. 24234
jbergen@uwaterloo.ca
Office:  CGUC 2122

Editor, The Conrad Grebel Review

Education:
BTh, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1996
BA, University of Winnipeg, 1997
MA, University of St. Michael’s College, 2002
PhD, University of St. Michael’s College, 2008
 

Research Areas:  

Contemporary Christian theology, Anabaptist theology, ecclesiology, ecumenism, Holy Spirit, church apologies, martyrdom
 

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate
RS 152 – Introduction to Christian Theology
RS 258 - God
RS 351 – Contemporary Christian Thought
RS 353/PACS 330 – War and Peace in Christian Theology

Graduate
TS 600 – Thinking Theologically
TS 635 - Christian Ethics
TS 690 – Seminar in Theological Studies (Topic: Holy Spirit)
TS 718 – Systematic Theology
 

Selected Publications:

  • “Die reuige Kirche in der Geschichte. Theologische Reflexionen [The Penitential Church in History: Theological Reflections],”  Ökumenische Rundschau 63, no. 2 (2014): 166-181.

  • “The Holy Spirit and Lived Communion from the Perspective of International Bilateral Dialogues,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 49 (2014): 193-217.

  • “Conscience, Dissent, and Church: Theological Anthropology in Mennonite Perspective,” in On Being Human: Essays from the Fifth Shi’i Muslim Mennonite Christian Dialogue, ed. Harry J. Huebner and Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen, 244-263. Winnipeg: CMU Press, 2013.

  • “Atonement, Violence, Martyrdom:  Engaging Tom Yoder Neufeld’s Killing Enmity,” The Ecumenist: A Journal of Theology, Culture, and Society 50, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 14-18.

  • “The Holy Spirit in the World,” Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology 13, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 84-92.

  • “Lutheran Repentance at Stuttgart and Mennonite Ecclesial Identity,” Mennonite Quarterly Review 86 (2012): 315-338.
  • Ecclesial Repentance: The Churches Confront Their Sinful Pasts. London: T&T Clark, 2011.
  • “Baptism of Blood: Peace, Justice, and Christian Martyrdom,” in Peace and Justice: Essays from the Fourth Shi’i Muslim Mennonite Christian Dialogue, ed. Harry J. Huebner and Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen, 176-194. Winnipeg: CMU Press, 2011.
  • Edited, with Anthony G. Siegrist, Power and Practices: Engaging the Work of John Howard Yoder. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2009.
  •  “The Publicity of the Holy Spirit,” in Creed and Conscience: Essays in Honour of A. James Reimer, ed. Jeremy M. Bergen, Paul G. Doerksen, and Karl Koop, 219-236. Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press, 2007.
  • “Problem or Promise? Confessional Martyrs and Mennonite–Roman Catholic Relations,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 41 (2004): 367-388.
     

Selected Activities: 

Conference Presentations

  • “Settlement and Apology,” panel on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Canadian Theological Society annual meetings, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, 27 May 2014.

  • “The Anabaptist Martyrs Mirror in the Past and For Today,” invited speaker, 47th International Ecumenical Seminar, Institute for Ecumenical Research, Strasbourg, France, 8 July 2013.

  • “Apologizing for Canada’s Indian Residential Schools: A Theological Account of a Political Apology for an Historical Wrong,” Ecclesiological Investigations Network conference on “Religion, Authority, and the State,” Belgrade, Serbia, 20 June 2013.

  • “The Holy Spirit in the Anabaptist Story,” Mennonite Church Manitoba Leadership Seminar, keynote presentation, three sessions, Winnipeg, 26 October, 2012.

  • “Reframing Anabaptism,” Mennonite Church Canada Ministers Conference. Waterloo, 4 July 2011. 
  • “Between Creed and Conscience: Dissent, Authority and the Dynamics of Conscience,” Shi’i Muslim Mennonite Christian Dialogue Conference on Theological Anthropology. Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, 4 June 2011.
     

Fellowships and Awards:

  • Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2005-2006.
  • Essays in Ecumenism Award, North American Academy of Ecumenists, 2005.


Web Page:  http://uwaterloo.academia.edu/JeremyBergen

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