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Faculty interests

Faculty areas of research
Professor Areas of research
Alicia Batten The Letter of James, Social History of Christian Origins and Early Christianity, History of Biblical Interpretation  
Trevor Bechtel

The human-animal relationship, Creation, Biblical Theology, ​20th century Anabaptist thought, Theological and ethical implications of technology

Jeremy Bergen Christian theology, Mennonite theology, Ecclesiology
Graham Brown Philosophy and Religion, Religious Ethics
Douglas Cowan Religion and Film, New Religious Movements, Religion and the Internet
Lorne Dawson Sociology of Religion, New Religious Movements, Theory and Method
Jim Diamond Jewish Thought, Jewish Biblical Interpretation
Mavis Fenn Asian Religion (specialization in Buddhism), Death and Dying, Women and World Religions
Peter Frick New Testament, Theology
Doris Jakobsh Sikhism, Gender and Sikhism, Eastern Religions, Women and Religion
Scott Kline Religious Ethics and International Affairs, Sexual Ethics, and Social Ethics
Jim Pankratz Religion in Modern India, Religions in Dialogue, Worship in Religious Traditions
David Seljak History of Religion, Religion and Society
Derek Suderman Biblical Studies (Old Testament); Biblical Methodology; Christian Biblical Interpretation
Myroslaw Tataryn Eastern Christians in Canada; Eastern Christian Theology; Religion and Identity
Cristina Vanin Theology, Ethics, Ecology, Women and Christianity
Jeff Wilson Japanese Religion, Pure Land Buddhism, Zen Buddishm, Buddhism in North America, Liberal Religion in North America

Important Changes to Plan Requirements

Effective Fall 2015 there are important changes to the plan requirements for Religious Studies and other programs. You can find more information about the new requirements on the Arts Major page.

Religious Studies Joint PhD Program

Jewish Studies