TGSA 2020 Graduate Student Conference

Theologies of Ecumenism, Dialectics, and Dialouge: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Toronto School of Theology


2019-2020 Conference Committee:

Liam Farrer (Chair), Vice President Conferences
Samuel Needham, Theology Representative and Social Chair
Carolyn Mackie, Wycliffe Representative 


Past Conferences

2019:The Role of the Bible in Theological Studies

Keynote Lecture: Theology and the Body of Moses: The Angelic Vocation of Preserving and Contending over Scripture

Keynote Speaker: Ephraim Radner, Professsor of Historical Theology, Wycliffe College

Plenary Panel:How Do You as a Scholar Understand the Place and Role of Theology in Your Engagement, Professional or Personal, with the Bible? Has Your Understanding Changed Over Time?

Plenary Panel Speakers:

Dr. Jonathan Bernier, Director, Lonergan Research Institute and Assistant Professor of New Testament at Regis College 

Dr. Marion Taylor, Professor of Old Testament and Graduate Director, Wycliffe College

Dr. Brian A. Butcher, Lecturer and Research Fellow, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in the University of St. Micheal’s College 

2018: Privilege, Identity, Intersectionality: Global Theological Discourse

Keynote Speaker:Dr. Klaas Kraay Professor of Philosophy, Ryerson University

2017: Knowledge and Power in Theological Education 

2016: From Sovereignty to Service: Theology’s Engagement with the Liberal Arts

Keynote Speaker: Prof. James R. Ginther, Dean of Theology, Professor of Theology, University of St. Micheal’s College Faculty of Theology

2015: Jewish/Christian Inter-Religious Dialogue

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Rabbi David Novak, J.Richard and Dorothy Schiff Chair of Jewish Studies, Professor of Religion and Philosophy, University of Toronto 

2014: Spirituality and Sexuality

Keynote: Prof. Ellen Armour, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology, Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Vanderbilt Divinity School.