Example Person

Example Person
Contact Information:
  • Office room: EM111
  • Email: michael.bourgeois@utoronto.ca
  • Telephone: (416) 585-4534
  • Fax: (416) 585-4516
  • B.A., Loyola University, New Orleans, 1978
  • M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, 1980
  • Ph.D., Union Theology Seminary,  New York, 1995
Currently Teaching:
  • EMT 3344/6344: Creation and Eschatology
  • EMT 3412: Confessing Our Faith
  • EMT 3605: Theology, Science, and Suffering
  • EMT 3521/6521: Theologies of Redemption
  • EMT 5510: 19th Century Protestant Theology
  • EMT 5515: Christianity and the Question of History
  • EMT 3606/6606: God and Evolution
Teaching & Research Interests:

Michael teaches constructive, historical, and contextual theologies, especially salvation, redemption, and liberation; hope, history, and their relation to salvation and social justice; and the relation of theology and the natural sciences.

Michael’s current research interests include the theological history of The United Church of Canada, and the relationship between religious meaning and history and science. In 1998, Michael received The United Church’s McGeachy Senior Scholarship for research on the church’s sixth moderator, Richard Roberts, and in 2009 he received the United Church’s Davidson Trust Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Selected Publications:

“The Work and Well–Being of Women in American Social Christianity: The Case of Henry Codman Potter (1835–1908),” Union Seminary Quarterly Review Vol. 53 (1999), pp. 125-151.

“Answering Darwin's Challenge: Evolution and Evangelicalism in the Theology of Richard Roberts,” Historical Papers 2000, The Canadian Society of Church History, pp. 5-22.

“Prophet of Reconciliation: Richard Roberts (1874–1945),” Touchstone Vol. 19 (January 2001), pp. 51-59.

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Canadian Society of Chirch History
  • Canadian Theological Society (Secretary 1998-2004; President 2008-2009; Past-President 2009-2010)
  • The Center for Theologuy and the Natural Sciences
  • Institute on Religion in an Age of Science
  • United Church of Canada (lay member; Chair of Committee on Theology and Faith 2000-2006)
  • Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion (member of leadership team, Pre-Tenure Tehological School Faculty Workshop, 2008-2010)
Other Interests:

Stars, fossils and the history of just about anything; hiking, cycling, kayaking, cooking and jazz.

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