Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
B.A., Victoria College, Victoria University, Toronto, 1976
M.Div., Emmanuel College, Victoria University, Toronto, 1981
S.T.M., M.Phil., Ph.D.(Christian Social Ethics), Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1990
Office: Room 210
Tel.: (416) 585-4537
Fax: (416) 585-4516
Teaching & Research Interests
feminist, liberation, and postcolonial theological ethics; public vocation of Christian social ethics; transformative theological education.
Courses 2013 - 2014
EMT 2902HF Christian Ethics in Context
EMPT3604HS Becoming Intercultural Communities
EMT 3967HS Common Goods, Social Ethics
EMT 5943HF Women’s Work in Theologies and Ethics
EMT 3934 Good Sex: Sexualities in Ethical Perspective
EMT 5912 Methods in Theological Ethics
EMT 5931 Postcolonial and Critical Social Theories for Christian Ethics and Theology
Marilyn Legge teaches basic and advanced degree courses in theological ethics. She approaches Christian ethics as an exploration of how moral agency and social relations are situated in historical contexts, are morally imagined and are engaged in response to challenges that thwart life and sustainable ecologies. Her research focuses on 1) sources, methods, and practices of Christian social ethics; 2) situated moral agency; and 3) vital tools for moral reflection and action using critical social analysis and using moral imagination. Her work is informed by transformative pedagogies of difference and alliance.
Marilyn Legge, "Theological Education at Crowded Crossroads," Toronto Journal of Theology 25 Supplement 1, 2009 (Fall 2009): 65 - 76
Marilyn J. Legge, “Beyond Borders: Diversity as Moral and Spiritual Resource,” The Ecumenist: A Journal of Theology, Culture and Society 42/3 (Summer 2005): 11 – 15
Beverly Wildung Harrison with co-editors Elizabeth Bounds, Pamela Brubaker, Jane Hicks, Marilyn J. Legge, Rebecca Todd Peters and Traci West, Justice in the Making: Feminist Social Ethics (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004).
“Building Inclusive Communities of Life” in Donald Schweitzer and Derek Simon, eds., Intersecting Voices: Critical Theologies in a Land of Diversity (Ottawa: Novalis, 2004): 285-304
Marilyn J. Legge, “Negotiating Mission: a Canadian Stance” International Review of Mission, 95/368 (January 2004): 119-130.
Marilyn J. Legge, “Seeking ‘Right Relations’:” How Should Churches Respond to Aboriginal Voices?” in The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (vol.22. Fall 2002): 27-48.
Phyllis Airhart, Marilyn J. Legge, and Gary Redcliffe, eds. Doing Ethics in a Pluralistic World: Essays in Honour of Roger C. Hutchinson (Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2002)
Marilyn J. Legge, “Inside Communities, Outside Conventions: What's at Stake in Doing Theology?” Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses, 29/1 (2000): 1-16.
Marvin M. Ellison and Marilyn J. Legge, editors, Union Seminary Quarterly Review Festschrift for Beverly Harrison, “Wild Geese and Solidarity: Conjunctural Praxis for A Spirit-Filled Ethic,” 53, nos. 3-4 (1999):165-186
Marilyn J. Legge, “Bricoleurs–in–Community: Reframing Theologies of Culture,” Religious Studies and Theology, 16/1 (June 1997): 5-22.
“Multidialogical Spiraling: Healing and Justice in Feminist Theology and Ethics,” in Gender, Genre and Religion: Feminist Reflections, eds. Morny Joy and Eva Neumaier–Dargyay (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier Press for Calgary Institute for the Humanities, 1995): 225-238
Marilyn J. Legge, “Colourful Differences: ‘Otherness’ and Image of God for Canadian Feminist Theologies,” Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 21/1 (1992): 67–80.
Marilyn Legge, The Grace of Difference: A Canadian Feminist Theological Ethic (AAR Scholars Press, 1992)