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Dr. Jane Barter

Jane Barter Title: Professor
Phone: 204-789-1453
Office: 4M34
Email: j.barter@uwinnipeg.ca


Jane Barter (she/her) is originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She earned her BA in English at Dalhousie (1991), her Master’s degree from the Atlantic School of Theology (1994), and her PhD from the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto (2004).  Her research interests include Christian political thought and femininist theory. 

She has published two monographs of Christian theology: Lord, Giver of Life (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006) and Thinking Christ: Christology and Contemporary Critics (Fortress Press, 2011). Barter has written extensively on sex, gender, and gendered violence. Her current project includes writing a book on witnessing to contemporary atrocities. She is also editing a major volume on Christology for T &T Clark)

Teaching Areas:

Christianity, Modern Christian Thought, Religion and Feminism.


  • Atheism, Skepticism and Religion (REL-2304)
  • Early and Medieval Christianity (REL-2305)
  • Modern Christianity (REL-2306)
  • Religion and Moral Issues (REL-2425)

Research Interests:

Political Theology, Christian Thought, Feminism and Religion 


Select Publications:


Barter, Jane. “Sex and Gender.” In The Edinburgh Critical History of Twentieth-century Theology. Ed. Philip G. Ziegler. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2021. 

_____. “Speaking About Her Just Might Heal: Witnessing to Canada's Missing and 

Murdered Indigenous Women.” In Terrors of Injustice: Gender Violence and the Ethics of 

Shame. Edited by Shé Hawke and Lenart Škof. 3- 18. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020. 


Barter, Jane. “When Sorry Isn’t Good Enough: The Displaced Christology of Canada’s 2008 Apology.” Modern Believing 62:3 (2021): 252-261. 

Barter, Jane and David Driedger. “Getting Paid and Paying Attention: Basic Income, Theology, and Economics in a Time of Pandemic.” Religious Studies and Theology 40 (2021): 106 -121.  


Thinking Christ by Jane Barter MoulaisonBarter Moulaison, Jane.  Thinking Christ: Christology and Critics. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012.  

_______. Lord and Giver of Life: Toward a Pneumatological Complement to George A. Lindbeck’s Theory of Doctrine. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007.