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United Church of Canada Research Chair

UWinnipeg Research Chairs


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The University of Winnipeg’s United Church of Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Theology was established in 2016 to sustain and foster theological research and education.

The award is intended to foster interdisciplinary networking among faculty and students in areas intersecting with theology and spirituality, to encourage and support interdisciplinary research collaborations and knowledge mobilization events, conferences or workshops with the aim of engaging scholarly and public audiences, and to support students in related programs and courses or students and faculty involved in interdisciplinary research involving theology.

The candidates should be University of Winnipeg faculty members who:

  • hold a doctorate in Theology or related discipline
  • have a record of research and publication that relates theology to issues of social, ecological, and economic justice
  • have potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students, and future researchers
  • are proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality

The Chair will typically be awarded triennially to an internal candidate for a term of three years.

Faculty members with a research doctorate in Theology or related discipline and a record of research and publication that relates theology to issues of social, ecological, and economic justice are invited to submit proposals for the University of Winnipeg’s United Church of Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Theology.

 

Current United Church of Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Theology


Arthur Walker-JonesDr. Arthur Walker-Jones
Awarded: December 2016

Dr. Arthur Walker-Jones specializes in ecotheological interpretation of the Bible. He is the author of The Green Psalter: Resources for an Ecological Spirituality and Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation, as well as a numerous scholarly articles and conference presentations. He is currently involved in the Human Distinctiveness Project, which trained theologians in evolutionary anthropology for research at the interface of anthropology and theology on the evolution of wisdom, and is writing a commentary on Book Two of the Psalms for the Earth Bible Commentary. He is co-chair of the Roman Catholic United Church Dialogue on Climate Change, has been involved in a number of environmental campaigns, organized conferences on climate change, and led church studies and retreats on ecotheology.