Principal, Emmanuel College
Professor of the History of Christianity, Emmanuel College and the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto
(On research leave until December 31, 2014)
B.A., Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Office: Room 103
Tel.: (416) 585-4541
Fax: (416) 585-4516
Dr. Toulouse joined the faculty of Emmanuel College in 2009 after spending 23 years at Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University as an historian of religion and culture in the United States; he also held administrative roles at Brite as associate dean, and dean and executive vice-president.
An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Dr. Toulouse regularly conducts workshops for ministers and lay people on topics pertaining to North American Christianity, Disciples history and theology, religion and public life, and theological education. Dr. Toulouse twice received (1999 and 2007), by vote of his colleagues at Brite, the Catherine Saylor Hill Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Research. In 1997-1998, Dr. Toulouse was named a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology.
Dr. Toulouse is the author of numerous articles and books, the latter including The Transformation of John Foster Dulles: From Prophet of Realism to Priest of Nationalism (1985); Joined in Discipleship: The Shaping of Contemporary Disciples Identity (1992 and 1997); Makers of Christian Theology in America (1997), Sources of Christian Theology in America (1999), Walter Scott: A Nineteenth-Century Evangelical (1999), and God in Public (2006). The Academy of Parish Clergy named God in Public one of the top ten books of the year.