New Books by Faculty Members at Toronto School of Theology (TST) Member Colleges
John L. McLaughlin, Justice in the Balance: Learning from the Prophets. Ottawa: Novalis Press, 2008.
Greg Peters, Peter of Damascus: Byzantine Monk and Spiritual Theologian. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2011.
New Books by Alumni of TST's Doctoral Program
Rohan Michael Curnow, The Preferential Option for the Poor: A Short History and a Reading Based on the Thought of Bernard Lonergan.
Marquette Studies in Theology: 81, 2014. More information here.
Peter D. Neumann, Pentecostal Experience: An Ecumenical Encounter. Pickwick Publications, 2012.
Yoon-Man Park, Mark's Memory Resources and the Controversy Stories (Mk 2:1-3:6). Leiden: Brill, 2010.
*We would like to list all of the new books (edited and authored) by TST faculty members and alumni from the doctoral program here, but we need your help. If you have published a book within the past three years, please let us know by filling out this form.
Ever wondered what kind of groundbreaking research is done by the doctoral students of the TST member colleges? The list below will give you an idea and includes all doctoral dissertations (DMin, PhD and ThD). Please note that theses from 2012 onward can be accessed through TSpace, the University of Toronto's online research repository. Earlier theses may be found at TST member college libraries.
Allen, Jeffrey A. (M). Faith and Reason in the First Vatican Council's "Dei Filius" and the Writings of Bernard Lonergan. PhD/Th. Director: Michael Vertin. Fall 2012.
Baker, Murray (W). Founding Pauline Small Groups: An Examination of Material in the Pauline Letters Using a Small Group Model. ThD/B. Director: Terry Donaldson. Spring 2013.
Baltutis, Peter Ernest (M). Forging the Link Between Faith and Development: The History of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. PhD/H. Director: Mark McGowan. Fall 2012.
Black, Donald Stephen (T). John, Elijah, or One of the Prophets: How the Markan Reader Understands Jesus Through John/Elijah. PhD/B. Director: Terry Donaldson. Fall 2012.
Bruce, David Alan (E). The Theological Implications of Declaring the Resurrection to be Historical. PhD/Th. Director: Michael Bourgeois. Spring 2013.
Chau, Carolyn Anne Sze-Ming (R). A Theological Interpretation of Catholic Witness and Mission in a Secular Age: Charles Taylor and Hans Urs von Balthasar on Faith, Church and Modernity. PhD/Th. Co-Directors: Gill Goulding and John Berkman. Fall 2012.
Cheung, Man Chung (W). The Contributions of Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar to Ecumenical Missional Ecclesiology. PhD/Th. Director: Joseph Mangina. Fall 2012.
Choi, Kwang Sun (M). The Sacred Journey of the Earth Community: Towards a Functional and Ecological Spirituality via the Cosmologies of Thomas Berry and Zhou Dunyi. PhD/P. Director: Dennis O’Hara. Fall 2012.
Constantine-Jackson, Jennifer Anne (R). Redeemed Conversation: Selected Medieval Contributions to a Theology of Discourse. ThD/Th. Director: Bob Sweetman. Fall 2012.
De Bono, Christopher E. (M). An Exploration and Adaptation of Anton T. Boisen's Notion of the Psychiatric Chaplain in Responding to Current Issues in Clinical Chaplaincy. PhD/P. Director: Joseph Schner. Fall 2012.
Gebru, Mebratu Kiros (E). Liturgical Cosmology: The Sacramental and Theological Dimensions of Creation as Expressed in the Ethiopian Liturgy. PhD/Th. Director: Jaroslav Z. Skira. Spring 2013.
Heo, Yohwan (E). Faith Seeking Creative Understanding: From Propositional to Aesthetic and Dramatic Preaching. ThD/P. Director: Paul Wilson. Spring 2013.
Kim, Mark (W). Michael S. Horton's Covenant Theology as a Defence of Reformation Theology in the Context of Current Debates. ThD/Th. Director: Victor Shepherd. Spring 2013.
Macumber, Heather Lynn (M). Angelic Intermediaries: The Development of a Revelatory Tradition. PhD/B. Co-Directors: Judith Newman and Hindy Najman. Fall 2012.
Oulton, Peter Darrell (W). In Search of a Responsible Freedom in a Post- Christendom World: A Reconsideration of Karl Barth's Social and Political Thought in the Context of his Overall Development. PhD/Th. Co-Directors: Donald Wiebe and Jonathan Chaplin. Fall 2012.
Patterson, Patrick Douglas MacRae (W). By Thine Agony and Bloody Sweat: A Dogmatic Description of the Double Agency of Christ - A Modest Proposal. ThD/Th. Director: John Webster. Spring 2013.
Robson, Robert Brian (W). The Temple, the Spirit and the People of the Presence of God: Examining Critical Options for a Pentecostal Ecclesiology. PhD/Th. Director: David Reed. Fall 2012.
Rudy-Froese, Allan Rudy (E). God's Grace and Christian Ethics in the Preached S Sermon: Bringing Lutheran Proclamation of God's Grace together with Anabaptist-Mennonite Ethical Teaching. PhD/P. Director: Paul Wilson. Spring 2013.
Schellenberg, Ryan Scott (M). Where is Paul's Voice Coming From? Querying the Evidence for Paul's Rhetorical Education in 2 Corinthians 10-13. PhD/B. Director: Leif E. Vaage. Fall 2012.
White, Marylyn Ellen (M). The Council of Yahweh: Its Structure and Membership. PhD/B. Director: John McLaughlin. Fall 2012.
Brownlee, Annette Geoffrion (W). Our Lips Are Not Our Own: Research into Guidelines for Preaching Scripture as the Church's Book. DMin. Director: Dorcas Gordon. Spring 2013.
Hinds, Sonia Sandra Juanita (T). A Perspective on Cultural Diversity in an Anglican Setting. DMin. Director: G. A. Wenh-In Ng. Spring 2013.
Lazerte, Darcey Ryan (T). Evangelism in the Emerging Ecumenical Paradigm. DMin. Director: Donald Weibe. Spring 2013.
Liston, Brid (R). The Role of Theological Reflection in Education for Ecclesial. DMin. Director: Joseph Schner. Fall 2012.
Salama, Pishoy Nabil (M). A Phenomenological Analysis of Intercultural Marriages in the Coptic Church in Toronto. DMin. Co-Directors: Andrew Irvine and John Bowen. Fall 2012.
Ward, Mark Alan (K). Hearing and Listening: A Minister's Journey with a Congregation. DMin. Director: Charles Fensham. Spring 2013.
Belyea, Gordon Landsdowne (W). Living Stones in a Spiritual House: The Priesthood of the Saint in the Baptist Sanctorum Communio. ThD/Th. Director: Joseph Mangina. Spring 2012.
Chan, Hoi Yan Janet (K). Contrast the Differences: A Christian Neo-Confucian Dialogue by Contrasting the Anthropological Views of Karl Barth and Shili Xiong For the Development of Chinese Theological Anthropology. ThD/Th. Co-Directors: Charles Fensham and Victor Shen. Spring 2012.
Choi, Bongkyu (K). Select Themes in Thomas Merton’s Thought as a Resource for Korean Presbyterianism. PhD/P. Director: John Dadosky. Fall 2011.
Curnow, Rohan Michael. (R). Bernard Lonergan and the Preferential Option for the Poor: Integral Conversion, Liberation Hermeneutics, and the Mission of the Church. ThD/Th. Co-Directors: Robert Doran and John Dadosky. Fall 2011.
Delicata, Nadia. (R). On Becoming a Christian: Towards a Renewal of Contemporary Christian Formation. PhD/Th. Director: Pablo Argarate. Fall 2011.
Dos Santos, Carluci Ferreira. (W). A Narrative Syntax and Literary Analysis of the Elijah Narratives. PhD/B. Director: Glen Taylor. Fall 2011.
Hardy, Nancy Elizabeth (E). Connecting Singing and Doing in United Church Congregational Song: A Liturgical Theology of Mission. ThD/P. Director: William Kervin. Spring 2012.
Hillier, Harold Chad. (W). Theo-Political Crisis and Reform: Moses Mendelssohn and Muhammed Iqbal on Law and Society. PhD/Th. Director: David Novak. Fall 2011.
Ilo, Stanislaus Chukwudiebubue. (M). Cross-Cultural Currents in a Sub-Saharan African Christianity: An Exploration Towards a Cultural Hermeneutical Methodology. PhD/B. Co-Directors: John Dadosky and Ephraim Radner. Fall 2011.
Kim, Joon Ki. (K). Preaching with Eschatological Hope through the Cross In and For the Suffering World. PhD/P. Director: David Schnasa Jacobsen. Fall 2011.
Kindred-Barnes, Scott Nelson. (M). The “Conveniency” of Public Worship: Richard Hooker’s Use of History in the Defence of “Publique Religion”. PhD/H. Director: David Neelands. Fall 2011.
Kwon, Junghoo. (M). A Theological Investigation of the De Trinitate Attributed to Eusebius of Vercelli. PhD/H. Co-Directors: Pablo Argarate and Richard Vaggione. Fall 2011.
Mabozi, Jean-Martin. (T). Liberative Evangelization According to Jon Sobrino, s.j.. PhD/Th. Director: Marsha Hewitt. Fall 2011.
Ogbonnaya, Joseph O. (M). Lonergan, Social Transformation and Sustainable Human Development. PhD/Th. Director: John Dadosky. Fall 2011.
Pereira, Renee Danielle. (M). The Life of St. Mary of Egypt as an Icon of Repentance: The Use of Hagiography to Manifest Liturgical and Theological Penitential Motifs in the Seventh-Century Byzantine Church Doctor of Philosophy. PhD/Th. Director: Pablo Argarate. Fall 2011.
Pereyra, David Horacio. (M). The Ambo: A Liturgical Space for the Proclamation of the Word of God. PhD/Th. Director: Pablo Argarate. Fall 2011.
Siegrist, Anthony G. (W). By One Spirit Into One Body: Toward an Anabaptist Theology of Baptism and Ecclesial Meditation. ThD/Th. Director: Joseph Mangina. Spring 2012.
Travis, Sarah. (K). Encountering Others in the Perichoretic Space: A Social Trinitarian Postcolonial Homiletic for the Canadian Context. ThD/P. Co-Directors: David Jacobsen and Dorcas Gordon. Spring 2012.
Wettlaufer, Ryan. (M). Unseen Variants: A Study of Conjectural Emendation in New Testament Textual Criticism With the Epistle of James as a Case Study. PhD/B. Director: John Kloppenborg. Fall 2011.
Zurek Lequerica, Jorge Antonio. (R). Delving into Mystic Creativity: A Dialogue on Mystical Transformation by Bernard Lonergan and Teresa of Avila. ThD/Th. Co-Directors: Robert Doran and Gill Goulding. Fall 2011.
Howard, Susan Patricia (E). Co-constructing Relational Spaces of Grace: Downsview United Church’s Being/becoming Intercultural Church. DMin. Co-Directors: Pamela Couture and Marilyn Legge. Spring 2012.
Wilding, Eric Tracy. (W). Toward the Trinity: Transforming Theology and Lives of the Ministers in the Worldwide Church of God/Grace Communion International. DMin. Director: David Reed. Spring 2012.
Barton, Casey Clarence (M). Preaching for Participation in God's Drama in the World Today: Anachronism as Dramatic Theological Device. PhD/P. Director: Paul Wilson. Fall 2010.
Benckhuysen, Amanda Joyce (W). Actualizing Hagar's Story: The Interchange Between the Reader and the Text in the Interpretation of Genesis 16 and 21. PhD/B. Director: Marion Taylor. Fall 2010.
Choi, Agnes (W). Urban-Rural Interaction and the Economy of Lower Galilee. PhD/B. Director: John Kloppenborg. Fall 2010.
De Blasio, Marlon Domenic (M). The Conscious Experience of Grace and the Transformation of Life: John Wesley's Theology of Conversion with Particular Reference to His Sermons. PhD/Th. Director: Harold Wells. Fall 2010.
Janzen-Ball, Jennifer Louise (E). Seeds, Genes, and Stardust: A Christian Ecofeminist Ethics of the Common Good. PhD/Th. Director: Marilyn Legge. Fall 2010.
Johnson, Ella Louise (M). Liturgical Exercise as a Theological Anthropology in Gertrud the Great of Helfta's Documenta Spiritualium Exercitionum. PhD/Th. Director: Bob Sweetman. Fall 2010.
Mbam, Emmanuel (R). The Foundations of a Theology of Healing for the Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria. PhD/Th. Director: Jaroslav Skira. Fall 2010.
McCann, Pamela June (M). Karl Rahner as a Resource for the Theology of the Sensus Fidelium: The Canonical Implications of His Vision. PhD/Th. Co-Directors: Margaret O’Gara and John Huels. Fall 2010.
Neumann, Peter Donald (W). Encountering the Spirit: Pentecostal Mediated Experience of God in Theological Context. PhD/Th. Director: David Reed. Fall 2010.
Obiezu, Christian Emeka (R). A Theological Interpretation and Assessment of the Participation of the Roman Catholic Church and Roman Catholic Church-Inspired Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the United Nations. PhD/Th. Co-Directors: Michael Stoeber and Mary Jo Leddy. Fall 2010.
Pfenniger, Jennifer May (E). The Art of Beholding: Song of Songs According to Lexical Recurrences Within the Hebrew Text. PhD/B. Director: Michael Kolarcik. Fall 2010.
Robinson, David Charles (M). The Mystic Rules of Scripture: Tyconius of Carthage's Keys and Windows to the Apocalypse. PhD/H. Director: Pablo Argarate. Fall 2010.
Vickery, Jon Mark (W). A Most Lawful Pleasure: The Marriage of Faith and Reason in the Thought of Thomas Goodwin. ThD/H. Director: Victor Shepherd. Spring 2011.
Wlusek, Stevan (M). The Unique Contribution of the Carmelite Tradition of Spirituality Toward the Care of Sexual Abuse Survivors. PhD/P. Director: Gill Goulding. Fall 2010.
Wolfe, Nathan (W). Mobilizing Historiography: The English High Church Historians, 1888-1906. PhD/H. Director: Alan Hayes. Fall 2010.
Yenson, Mark Leslie (M). Existence as Prayer: The Consciousness of Christ in the Theology of Hans Urs Von Balthasar. PhD/Th. Director: Gill Goulding. Fall 2010.
Copland, Ruth Yvonne (W). Hope for the Future: Spiritual Formation in 21st_
Century Evangelical Inter-Varsity Leaders. DMin. Co-Directors: John Bowen and Andrew Irvine. Spring 2011.
Gregg, Linda (R). Encountering a Mystic Garden: Trinitarian Sprituality and Thomas Berry’s Cosmology. DMin. Co-Directors: Dennis O’Hara and Ellen Leonard.
McDonald, Todd (E). The Story of Planting God’s Mission: Practices of Leadership for the Discovery of a Faithful New Future. DMin. Co-Directors: Andrew Irvine and William Kervin.
Bekele, Girma (W). Listening to the Cry of Hagar: David Bosch's Theology of the Missional Alternative Community Viewed through the Lens of Christian Mission in Ethiopia. PhD/Th. Director: Charles Fensham, Joseph Mangina. Spring 2010.
Brewer, Robert Wayne (E). Faith Comes Through Hearing: A Homiletical Faith Development Model to Mentor Faith in the Hearer. PhD/P. Director: Paul Wilson. Spring 2010.
Coon, George Michael (W). Recasting Inerrancy: The Doctrine of Scripture in Carl Henry and the Old Princeton School. PhD/Th. Director: Joseph Mangina. Spring 2010.
Daneshvar Nilu, Yousef (R). Revelation and Religion: A Comparative Study of Karl Barth and Mohammad Hussein Tabataba'i. PhD/Th. Director: A. James Reimer. Fall 2009.
Holmes, Pamela Maureen Susanne (W). Towards a Pentecostal Critical Feminist Theology of Liberation: "Starring" Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Elisabeth Shüssler Fiorenza and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. PhD/Th. Director: Marsha Hewitt. Spring 2010.
Isaac, Shirley Mae (W). The Unity of the Triune God in the Theologies of Jürgen Moltmann and Robert Jenson: A Dialectical Approach. PhD/Th. Director: Harold Wells. Spring 2010.
Jacobs-Vandegeer, Christiaan (R). Envisioning a Methodical Theology of Grace: Exercises in Transposition Spanning the Early and Later Writing of Bernard J.F. Lonergan. PhD/Th. Director: Robert Doran. Fall 2009.
Kerr, Colin Stephen Andrew (M). Job in Augustine: Adnotationes in Iob and the Pelagian Controversy. PhD/Th. Director: Pablo Argarate. Fall 2009.
Kim, Young-chul (K). Glocalization from Below: Ecclesiastical and Theological Response of the Ecumenical Church and the Korean Church to Globalization. PhD/Th. Director: Lee Cormie. Spring 2010.
Ko, Grace (W). Theodicy in Habakkuk. PhD/B. Director: Glen Taylor. Spring 2010.
Lee, Jeong Guk (K). Celebrating God's Cosmic Perichoresis: The Eschatological Panentheism of Jürgen Moltmann as a Resource for an Ecological Christian Worship. ThD/Th. Director: Charles Fensham. Spring 2010.
Peterson, Brian Neil (W). Ezekiel in Context: Ezekiel's Message Understood in its Historical Setting of Covenant Curses and Ancient Near Eastern Mythological Motifs. PhD/B. Director: Glen Taylor. Spring 2010.
Robinson, Margaret Anne (R). Turning Points in Identity: Bisexual Women Choosing Between Monogamous and Polyamorous Relationships. PhD/Th. Director: Marilyn Legge. Fall 2009.
Sancken, Joni Susan (E). Preaching in the Key of the Cross. PhD/P. Director: Paul Wilson. Spring 2010.
Tolppanen, Kari Pekka (W). A Source Critical Reassessment of the Gospel of Luke: Was Canonical Mark Really Luke's Source? PhD/B. Director: John Kloppenborg. Spring 2010.
Vaughan, Kevin Frederick (M). St. Thomas Aquinas' Mystical Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel in the Lectura Super Ioannem. PhD/B. Director: Robert Sweetman. Fall 2009.
BelleMare, Mario (M). The Feast of the Unvited: Popular Religion, Liberation, Hybridity. PhD/Th. Director: Lee Cormie. November 2008.
Bergen, Jeremy (E). The Emerging Practice of Ecclesial Repentance and the Nature and Mission of the Church. PhD/Th. Director: Joe Mangina. November 2008.
Chartrand, Leon (M). An Originative Perspective of Wildness and its Implications for Dwelling in Nearness to Grizzly Bears in the Yellowstone: A Phenomenological Case for a Primordial Ethic. PhD/Th. Director: Dennis O’Hara. November 2008.
Dentry, Ann (E). Toward an Interpretive Ministry of the Word in the Lutheran Tradition, Grounded in ‘Spiritual Conversion’ with Particular Reference to the Work of Martin Luther and Ignatius of Loyola. ThD/P. Director: Gill Goulding. May 2009.
Dias, Darren (M). The Contributions of Bernard J.F. Lonergan to a Systematic Understanding of Religious Diversity. PhD/Th. Director: Robert Doran. November 2008.
Evans, Paul (W). Prolegomena to the Use of 2 Kings 18-19 in the Historical Reconstruction of Sennacherib’s 701 B.C.E Invasion into Judah. PhD/B. Director: Mark J. Boda. November 2008.
Mader, Christine (M). Where the Laity’s Participation in the Threefold Office of Christ Intersects with Ordained Roles: The Contribution of the Second Vatican Council to an Understanding of this Overlap. PhD/Th. Director: Margaret O’Gara. November 2008.
Malia, Linda (M). Transformation toward Being a Ministering/Sacramental Community: A Study of the Role of the Rites of Healing in the Episcopal Church from 1979-2000. ThD/P. Directors: David Reed & Michael Stoeber. November 2008.
Medina, Nestor (E). “Race,” Culture, and Faith: (Re)Mapping the Development of Mestizaje in Theology. PhD/Th. Director: Lee Cormie. November 2008.
Minear, Anthony (W). A Sequential Analysis of Isaiah 24-27. PhD/B. Director: Brian Peckham. November 2008.
Murray, Russel (M). The Call of Dialogue: Reading the Papacy through the Lens of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission. PhD/Th. Director: Margaret O’Gara. November 2008.
Oeste, Gordon (W). Legitimacy, Illegitimacy, and the Right to Rule: Windows on Abimelech’s Rise and Demise in Judges 9. PhD/B. Director: Patricia Dutcher-Walls. November 2008.
Price, Constance (M). Pneumatology in the International Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue, 1972-1997: Areas for Further Study. PhD/Th. Director: Margaret O’Gara. November 2008.
Seiling, Jonathan (E). From Antimony to Sophiology: Modern Russian Religious Consciousness and Sergei N. Bulgakov’s Critical Appropriation of German Idealism. PhD/H. Director: T. Allan Smith. November 2008.
Soukoreff, Maureen (E). A Study of Spiritual and Religious Visiting in a Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Institution. DMin. Directors: Gary Redcliffe & Don Gillies. May 2009.
Weir, Heather (W). Teaching the Bible with Sarah Trimmier. ThD/P. Director: Nam Soon Song. May 2009.
Browne, Orville (EM) Assessing Healthcare Providers’ Responses to African and Caribbean Families Living with HIV. ThD. Director: Marilyn Legge. May 2008.
Choi, JinBong (KN) 'The Word Became Flesh and Lived Among Us, and We have Seen His Glory': A Theological Homiletics for the Korean Church’s Appropriation of the Gospel with Special Reference to Hilkert’s Proposal Rooted in Paul Ricoeur’s 'Hermeneutic of Belief'. ThD. Director: David Jacobsen. May 2008.
Dunghe, Adelmo (RG) A Hermeneutics of Film: Pasolini’s Semiotics and a Cinema of the Sacred. PhD. Directors: Robert Doran and Bart Testa. November 2007.
Harris, Mark (EM) The Search for Meaning in Congregational Worship. DMin. Director: William Kervin. May 2008.
Johnson, Marcus (TR). Union with Christ in the Applied Soteriology of John Calvin. PhD. Director: Victor Shepherd. November 2007.
Keough, Shawn (SM) Exegesis Worthy of God: The Development of Biblical Interpretation in Alexandria. PhD. Director: Pablo Argárate. November 2007.
Kim, Dong-Ha (KN) The Significance of the Trinitarian Koinonia for a Contemporary Ecclesiology: The Contributions of Miroslav Volf and John Zizioulas. ThD. Director: Harold Wells. May 2008.
Langknecht, Hank (EM) Giving Scripture its Voice: The Tensive Impertinence of the Literal Sense of the Pericope, Metaphorical Meaning-Making, and Preaching the Word of God. ThD. Director: Paul Wilson. May 2008.
MacDonald, Ron (SM) The Singer and the Song: The Pastoral Dimension of Singing in the Reformed Roman Catholic Liturgical Rite. DMin. Directors: Willis Nobel and William Kervin. November 2007.
Min, Jeong Kee (TR) Toward a Trinitarian Ecological Theology: A Study in Jurgen Moltmann’s Panentheism. ThD. Director: Harold Wells. May 2008.
Park, Yoon Man (TR) Mark’s Memory Resources and the Controversy Stories (Mark 2.1-3.6): An Application of the Frame Theory of Cognitive Science (Cognitive Linguistics and Psychology) to the Markan Oral-Aural Narrative. ThD. Director: Stanley Porter Whoever. May 2008.
Suderman, Derek (EM) Prayers Heard and Overheard: Shifting Address and Methodological Matrices in Psalms Scholarship. PhD. Director: Michael Kolarcik. November 2007.
Yeo, Ji-Won (John) (WY) Plundering the Egyptians: The Old Testament and Historical Criticism at Westminster Theological Seminary (1929-1998). PhD. Director: Marion Taylor. November 2007.