Gerald Ens is a 3rd year PhD student in the department of religious studies at McMaster University, studying under Professor P. Travis Kroeker. He will be presenting a paper entitled "Church as Temple or Hospital? Mennonite Ecclesiology and Augustine's Critique of the Donatists." Gerald's interests include ecclesiology, ethnography, and theological ethics. Some of his past and present intellectual companions include Wendell Berry, Augustine, Jean Vanier, Simone Weil, Romand Coles, John Howard Yoder, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. His current research focuses on caregiving relationships and their ecclesial implications. Gerald holds a BA (hons) from Canadian Mennonite University in Biblical and Theological Studies and Philosophy and an MA in Western Religious Thought and Religion and Politics from McMaster University.
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