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NAME: DAVID JOHN HAWKIN


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Visiting Fellow, Centre for Studies in Religion, University of Victoria, 2001-2202, 2006.

Visiting Scholar, St. Edmunds College, Cambridge, 1987-88.

McMaster University, 1970-74, Ph.D.

Research at Würzburg University, Germany, 1973

Research at Durham University, England, 1972-73

McMaster University, 1969-70, M.A.

Leeds University, England, 1966-67, Graduate Certificate in Education

London University, England, 1963-66, B.D. (Honours)





AWARDS AND HONOURS



McMaster Teaching Fellowship, 1969-72

McMaster Benefactor's Scholarship, 1972-74

Canada Council Leave Fellowship, 1980-81

Elected Member of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, 1979

SSHRCC Travel Grant, 1986

CFH Publication subvention ($2,212), 1986

Award for best feature column in an Anglican newspaper in 1987 (given by the Anglican Conference of Diocesan Newspapers).

SSHRCC Travel Grant ($1553), 1991

SSHRCC Travel Grant ($1288), 1994

SSHRCC Travel Grant ($1595), 1997

Nominated for the Glen Roy Blundon Award, 1999.

Nominated by publisher (SUNY Press) for The American Academy of Religion's Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, 1996.

SSHRCC Travel Grant ($2045), 2012



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:



Head, Department of Religious Education, Temple Moor Grammar School, England, 1967-69



McMaster University:

Tutor for the following courses: World Religions, 1969-70; Early Christian Literature, 1970-72; Psychology of Religion, 1973-74



Memorial University of Newfoundland:

Assistant Professor, Main Campus , 1974-75

Proctor, Coughlan College, 1974-75

Co-ordinator of Religious Studies, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, 1975-79

Associate Professor, Main Campus, 1979-1987

Full Professor, Main Campus, 1987



Head, Department of Religious Studies (1992-2001)



Victoria University, B.C.:

Visiting Fellow, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, 2001-02, 2006.



TEACHING AT MUN:



COURSES TAUGHT:



1000 World Religions

1010 Religion in the Modern World

1020 Christianity in Western Civilization

2010 Introduction to World Religions (changed to 1000)

2012 Introduction to Western Religions

2012 (course changed) Introduction to Judaism and Islam

2050 Introduction to Biblical Literature I

2051 Introduction to Biblical Literature II

2600 Religious Ethics

2810 Religion and Modern Culture

3060 The Prophets of Israel

3200 Jesus: His Life and Teaching

3210 Paul and His Writings

3250 Background to Christianity

3251 Christian Origins

3251 (course changed) Johannine Writings

3271 The History of Biblical Interpretation

3275 Contemporary Issues in Biblical Interpretation

4205 The Gospel of Mark

4207 Biblical Interpretation in the Modern Period

4208 Technology and Biblical Thought

4213 Literary Criticism and the Fourth Gospel

4219 Reading Strategies and Biblical Interpretation

4998 Comprehensive Examination for Honours Students

4999 Dissertation for Honours Students

6120 Studies in Religious Texts

6211 Political Readings of the Gospel of Mark

6212 Literary Criticism and the Fourth Gospel

6213 Anti-Judaism in the New Testament

6219 Reading Strategies and Biblical Interpretation

6100 Interpretations of Religion

6210 Trends in Recent Biblical Studies

6220 Selected Topics in New Testament

6380 Selected Topics in Religion and Culture



SUPERVISIONS



Beth Schultz, M.Phil. (completed 1991)

Lee Mason, honours dissertation (completed 1992)

Ron Dawe, M.A. (completed 1992)

Jill Howlett, M.A. (completed 1994)

Carla Jenkins, M.A. (completed 1994)

Pat Duke, M.A. (co-supervisor, completed 1994)

Bryce Hodder, M.A. (completed 1995)

Krista Gregory, M.A. (completed 1995)

Denise Reynolds, M.A. (completed 1996)

Corinne Walsh, M.A. (completed 1997)

Tim Labron, M.A. (completed 1998)

Kayla Canning-Brett, M.A. (completed 2001)

Michelle Gillingham, M.A. (completed 2001)

Elizabeth Williams, M.A. (completed 2001)

David Williams, M.A. (Completed 2002)

Jill Mercer, M.A. (Completed 2003)

Gail Winsor, M.A. (Completed 2005)

Renate Kandler, M.A. (Completed 2009)

Linda Scott, M.A. (Completed 2010)

Beth Gibson, honours dissertation (completed 1995)

Viki Hood, honours comprehensive (completed 1995)

Oral Mews, honours comprehensive (completed 1995)

Stella Coates, honours dissertation (completed 1999)

Kayla Canning-Brett, honours dissertation (completed 2000)

Jill Mercer, honours dissertation (completed 2000)

Hillary Patey, honours dissertation (completed 2008)



OTHER TEACHING



Participant in the team-taught M.Phil. Humanities programme

Taught RS 3251 as a multi-media distance course

Taught RS 2810 as a distance education course

Taught RS 2012 as a distance education course



THESIS EXAMINER



Cameron Wybrow (Ph.D., McMaster, 1990)

Anthony Lambe (M.A., Memorial, 1994)

Sonya Meade (M.A., Memorial, 1997)

Daniel Gilroy (M.A. Memorial, 2001)

Joanne O'Neill (M.A., Memorial, 2003)

Catherine Walsh (M.A. Memorial, 2004)

Ian Sherwood (M.A. Memorial, 2004)

Heather Russell (M.A. Memorial, 2005)

Danielle Bishop (M.A. Memorial, 2010)

Carla Briffett (M.A. Memorial, 2010)

Peter Laing (M.A. Memorial, 2010)

Bruce Kearley (M.A. Memorial, 2010)

David Newman (M.A. Memorial, 2012)

MEMBERSHIP ON COMMITTEES:



Academic Studies Committee, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, 1977-79

Sub-Committee of the Senate Committee for Undergraduate Studies, 1976-77

Library Advisory Committee, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, 1976-77

Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to the Principal, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, 1975-76

Undergraduate Studies Committee, 1982-84, 85-87

Arts representative, Academic Council of the School of Graduate Studies, 1991-

Faculty of Arts Computer Committee, 1991-2.

Dean's Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure, 1992-2001.

Chair, Committee on Graduate Student Support, 1992.

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Workload and Graduate Teaching, 1994.

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Procedures for promotion to Full Professor, 1995.

Secretary, Graduate Council, 1995-97

Member, Steering Committee, Graduate Council, 1995-97

Member, Appeals Committee of Graduate Studies, 1997-99

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Entrepreneurship in the University, 1996

Chair, Dean's Ad Hoc Committee on Distance Education, 1998.

Member, Ad Hoc Committee to investigate case of academic misconduct (Graduate Studies), 2003

Member, Headship Review Committee (Religious Studies), 2003, 2006, 2011

Departmental Committees:

Committee for Off-Campus Courses, 1975-79

Committee for Curriculum and Honours, 1977-79

Committee for Junior Studies, 1975-79, 1981-83

Library Committee, 1975-76

Committee for Honours and Graduate Studies, 1983-87, 1988-2001, 2003-4

(Chairperson 1991-4)

Chairperson, Appointments Committee, 1990-91

Appointments Committee, 1991-2

Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1988-90, 1991-92, 2003-05, 2006-10, 2010-2012

Scholarship and Awards Committee, 1986, 1990

Committee on Deferred Exams, 1985, 1991

Ad Hoc committee to review Graduate Programme, 2006

Search Committee, 2006, 2010

OTHER ACTIVITIES:



Registration Co-ordinator for the Department, 1981-82

Timetable Co-ordinator for the Department, 1982-86

Secretary of Departmental Meetings, 1982-85, 88-90

Chairperson of the Religious Studies Headship Review Committee, 1984.

Member of Headship Review Committee for the German Department, 1989.

Member of MUNFA Bargaining Council, 1988.

Various activities in my capacity as a member of the Graduate Council e.g., Investigator for Graduate Council of case of academic misconduct (1992); Representative for the Dean of Graduate Studies on Ph.D. Comprehensive Examinations Committees (1993; 1994); Chairperson of Ph.D. Oral Defence (1992); Chair of the Medals and Awards Committee (1995); represented Graduate Studies on the Senate Executive Committee (1997); Acting Dean of Graduate Studies in June, 1998.



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Canadian Society for the Study of Religion

Canadian Society for Biblical Studies

Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas

Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology

Theology in Green Society



APPOINTMENTS OF AN ACADEMIC OR PUBLIC NATURE:



Elected Member of the Board, Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion, June 1982

Elected Treasurer, Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion, January 1983-June 1986

Elected Member-At-Large, Executive of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, June 1983

Elected Publications Co-ordinator, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, June 1984-1989

Elected CSBS representative to the CCSR Board, June, 1985-89

Elected CSBS representative to the Studies in Religion Liason Committee, June 1985-89

Member of CCSR Prize Dissertation Evaluation Committee, 1989

Editor of Bulletin of CSBS/SCEB (1984-86, 87-88)

Elected CSBS Executive Secretary, June, 1992, for five year term.

Member of Board of Directors, Canadian Federation for the Humanities, 1992-96

Member, Ad Hoc Committee of CFH on Technology and the Humanities, 1993

Appointed member of Editorial Advisory Board for Ecotheology, 1996-

Appointed member of External Review Committee set up to review the programme in Religious Studies at Mount Allison University, 1996.

Visiting Fellow, Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Victoria, 2001-02

Elected Vice-President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, 2003-2004

Elected President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, 2004-2005



PUBLICATIONS:



BOOKS:



Gods and Men: A Survey of World Religions (Glasgow: Blackie, 1972), 264 pp. Joint Author with B. W. Sherratt.



Christ and Modernity: Christian Self-Understanding in a Technological Age (SR Supplements vol. 17; Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1985), 188 pp.



The Word of Science: The Religious and Social Thought of Charles A. Coulson (London: Epworth, 1989). 127pp. Joint author with Eileen Hawkin.



Self-Definition and Self-Discovery in Early Christianity: A Study in Changing Horizons. Essays in appreciation of Ben F. Meyer from former students (Studies in the Bible and Early Christianity, vol. 26; Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1990). 261pp. Contributing author and joint editor with T. Robinson.



The Johannine World: Reflections on the Theology of the Gospel of John and Contemporary Society (New York: State University Press of New York Press, 1996). 200pp.



The Twenty-first Century Confronts its Gods: Globalization, Technology and War (New York: State University of New York Press, 2004), 222pp. Editor and contributing author.


Pilgrims in a Barren Land (Lulu Publications, 2010). [Novel].



BULLETINS:



Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies/Bulletin de la Sociéte Canadienne des Etudes Bibliques Vol 44 (1984) [Editor].



Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies/Bulletin de la Sociéte Canadienne des Etudes Bibliques Vol 45 (1985) [Editor].



Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies/Bulletin de la Sociéte Canadienne des Etudes Bibliques Vol 46 (1986) [Editor].



Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies/Bulletin de la Sociéte Canadienne des Etudes Bibliques Vol 48 (1988) [Editor].



MANUALS:



Johannine Writings, Course Manual for Religious Studies 3251



Religion and Contemporary Society, Course Manual for Religious Studies 2810



Judaism and Islam, Course Manual for Religious Studies 2012





ARTICLES:



"The Incomprehension of the Disciples in the Marcan Redaction", Journal of Biblical Literature 91 (1972), pp. 491-500



"Violence and Society: An Approach to the Discussion of the Problem", Journal 24 (1973), pp.91-93



"Orthodoxy and Heresy in John 10:1-27 and 15:1-17", Evangelical Quarterly 47 (1975), pp. 208-213



"The Importance of Interpretation for the Educator: An Attempt at a Methodology Using The Go-Between as a Model", Journal 26 (1975), pp. 63-68



"A Reflective Look at the Recent Debate on Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity", Eglise et Théologie 7 (1976), pp. 367-378



"The Structure and Symbolism of Mark's Gospel", Evangelical Quarterly 49 (1977), pp. 98-110



"The Function of the Beloved Disciple Motif in the Johannine Redaction", Laval Théologique et Philosophique 33 (1977), pp. 135-150



"Marx on Religion: The Influence of Bruno Bauer and Ludwig Feuerbach on His Thought and Its Implications for the `Christian-Marxist Dialogue'", Scottish Journal of Theology 31 (1979), pp. 533-555. Joint author with K. L. Clarkson.



"Johannine Theology and the Johannine Transposition", Laval Théologique et Philosophique 36 (1980), pp. 89-98



"Thirty Years Later: A Retrospective on H. E. W. Turner's The Pattern of Christian Truth", Churchman (England) 99 (1985), pp. 51-56.



"The Johannine Concept of Truth and its Implications for a Technological Society", Evangelical Quarterly 59 (1987), pp. 3-13.



"The Markan Horizon of Meaning", in Self-Definition and Self-Discovery in Early Christianity, (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 1990), pp. 1-30.



"Ideological Commitment and Johannine Theology", Expository Times 102 (1990), pp. 74-77.



"The Role of the Bible in the Debate about the Ecological Crisis", Theology in Green 4 (1994), pp. 3-13.



"The Peripheral Voice: The Gospel of John and the Challenge of Modernity", Epworth Review (September, 1994), pp. 85-92.



"The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis: A Reassessment", in Reclaiming Vision: Education, Liberation and Justice, (Ed. Mary Grey; Southampton: LSU Centre for Contemporary Theology, 1994), pp. 60-87.



"Deo, non Fortuna: Christianity, Time and Technology", in Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin 12 (1999), pp. 2-7.



"The Disenchantment of Nature and Christianity's 'Burden of Guilt'", Laval Théologique et Philosophique 55 (1999), pp. 65-71.



"The Anthropic Cosmological Principle and the Reinterpretation of the Cosmology of Genesis", Epworth Review 27 (2000), pp. 39-44.



"Revelation and Truth in Johannine Theology", Churchman (England) 116 (2002), pp. 105-112.



"Theology and the Study of Religion in the Thought of George P. Grant" Religious Studies and Theology 21 (2002), pp. 37-48.



"The Critique of Ideology in the Book of Revelation and its implications for Ecology", Ecotheology 8 (2003), pp. 161-172.



"Introduction" in The Twenty-first Century Confronts its Gods: Globalization, Technology and War (New York: State University of New York Press, 2004), pp. 3-25.



"The Origins of Modernity and the Technological Society" in The Twenty-first Century Confronts its Gods: Globalization, Technology and War (New York: State University of New York Press, 2004), pp. 27-44.



"Globalization, The American Empire, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", Churchman 118 (2004), pp. 317-324.



"The Bible and the Modern World: Taking it Personally", Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies 65 (2005/6), pp. 1-17.



"Christ and the Temptations of Modernity", Churchman 121 (2007), pp. 9-22.



"Rhetoric and Resistence: The New School and Gnosticism", Churchman 123 (2009), 235-242.



"Albert Schweitzer and the Interpretation of the New Testament", Churchman 125 (2011), pp. 297-314.


SHORT ARTICLES (NR):





"The Technological `Fix'", Catholic Worker 52 [5] (1985), pp. 1 & 3.



"Anglican Theology in a Technological Society", Newfoundland Churchman 29 (1985) January, pp. 21ff.



"The Role of Religious Education in a Technological Society", Newfoundland Churchman 29 (1985) April, pp. 16f.



"A Christian Perspective on the Ecological Crisis", Newfoundland Churchman 29 (1985) September, pp. 24f.



"Thinking about Freedom in a Technological Society", Newfoundland Churchman 30 (1986) January, p. 26.



"Apocalypse Now?" Newfoundland Churchman 30 (1986) April, p. 12.



"A Chilling Account of Life", Newfoundland Churchman 30 (1986) October, p. 17.



"Another Look at Unemployment", Newfoundland Churchman 31 (1987) February, p. 16. [Winner of the award for best feature column in an Anglican newspaper, given by the Anglican Conference of Diocesan Newspapers, 1987.]



"On the Level", Newfoundland Churchman 32 (1988) February, p. 23.



"Interpreting the Life of Jesus", Newfoundland Churchman 35 (1989) February, p. 9.





BOOK REVIEWS AND BOOK NOTES:



R. A. Martin, The Family and the Fellowship, in Theology Today 38 (1981), pp. 131-132



James W. Sire, Scripture Twisting: Twenty Ways the Cults Misread the Bible, in Presbyterian Record July-August 1983, pp. 33-34.



David Bakan, And They Took Themselves Wives: The Emergence of Patriarchy in Western Civilization, in Studies in Religion,

12 (1983), 479-480.



E. J. Furcha (ed.), Spirit Within Structure: Essays in Honour of George Johnston on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday, in Studies in Religion 13 (1984), pp. 229-230.



Arland J. Hultgren, Jesus and His Adversaries: The Form and Function of the Conflict Stories in the Synoptic Tradition, in Newfoundland Churchman, 31 (September, 1986), p. 5.



Lukas Vischer (ed.), Spirit of God, Spirit of Christ. Ecumenical Reflections on the `Filioque' Controversy, in Newfoundland Churchman, 31 (November, 1986), pp. 4-5.



William Broad, Starwarriors. A Penetrating Look into the Lives of the Young Scientists behind our Space Age Weaponry, in Catholic Worker, 53[3] (1986), p. 5.



George P. Grant, English-Speaking Justice, in Studies in Religion, 15 (1986), p. 408.



Langdon Winner, The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, in Catholic Worker, 53 [6] (1986), p. 8.



Patricia M. Mische, Star Wars and the State of our Souls, in Newfoundland Churchman, 32 (February, 1987), p. 17.



George P. Grant, Technology and Justice, in Catholic Worker, 54 [6] (1987), p. 5.



Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, in Catholic Worker, 54 [5] (1987), pp. 4-5.



Alan Fisk, The Strange Things of this World, in Newfoundland Churchman, 34 (November, 1988), p. 6.



Paul Chidwick, Dying Yet We Live: Our Response to the Spiritual Needs of the Dying, in Newfoundland Churchman 34 (November, 1988), p. 6.



Steven Krull, Minds at War: Nuclear Reality and the Inner Conflicts of Defence Policymakers, in Catholic Worker 56 [2] (1989), p. 7.



Frank Kermode and Robert Alter, The Literary Guide to the Bible, in Newfoundland Churchman 35 (April, 1989), p. 15.



Christopher Rowland, Radical Christianity, in Newfoundland Churchman 35 (June, 1989), p. 7.



David Jasper, The New Testament and the Literary Imagination, in Newfoundland Churchman 35 (December, 1989), p. 19.



Harold Coward, Sacred Word and Sacred Text: Scripture in World Religions, in Newfoundland Churchman 36 (January, 1990), p. 20.



Shoshanna Zuboff, In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power, in I.T.E.S.T. Bulletin 20 (1989), pp. 8-9.



D. M. Carson and H. G. M. Williamson (eds), It is Written: Scripture Citing Scripture, in Newfoundland Churchman 36 (March, 1990), p. 8.



Ched Myers, Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark's Story of Jesus, in Newfoundland Churchman 36 (May, 1990), p. 16.



George Gilder, Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology, in Catholic Worker 57 (August, 1990), p. 6.



W. Ward Gasque, A History of the Interpretation of the Acts of the Apostles, in Religious Studies and Theology 11 (1991), p. 55.



G. R. Beasley-Murray, Jesus and the Kingdom of God, in Religious Studies and Theology 9 (1989), pp. 95-98.



B. Chilton & J.I.H. McDonald, Jesus and the Ethics of the Kingdom, in Religious Studies and Theology 9 (1989), pp. 95-98.



Ravi Ravindra, The Yoga of the Christ in the Gospel According to St. John, in Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin, 4 (1991), p. 39.



M. Adas, Machines as the Measure of Men, in Catholic Worker, (August, 1991), p. 6.



K. I. Parker (ed.), Liberal Democracy and the Bible, in Scholarly Research and Review, Summer 1992, pp. 106-107.



Susan J. White, Christian Worship and Technological Change, in Religious Studies and Theology 16 (1997), pp. 113-114.



Adele Reinhartz, The Word in the World: The Cosmological Tale in the Fourth Gospel in Studies in Religion\Sciences Religieuses 26 (1997), p. 512.



Roald Hoffmann and Shira Leibowitz Schmidt, Old Wine, New Flasks: Reflections on Science and Jewish Tradition in Review of Religious Research 40 (1998), pp. 91-92.



William A. Stahl, God and the Chip: Religion and the Culture of Technology in Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses 29 (2000), pp. 253-254.



John P. Greene, Between Damnation and Starvation: Priests and Merchants in Newfoundland Politics, 1745-1855 in: Religious Studies Review 28 (2002), p.86.



Ivo Coelho, Hermeneutics and Method: The 'Universal Viewpoint' in Bernard Lonergan in Religious Studies Review 28 (2002), p. 52.



Paul Bowlby, Religious Studies in Atlantic Canada: A State-of-the-Art Review in Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses 31 (2002), pp. 407-408.



Jo-Ann A. Brant, Dialogue and Drama: Elements of Greek Tragedy in the Fourth Gospel in Toronto Journal of Theology 21/2 (2005), pp. 225-226.



Rekhta M. Chennattu, Johannine Discipleship as a Covenant Relationship in Toronto Journal of Theology 22/2 (2006), pp. 200-201.



John J. Collins, The Bible after Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age in Toronto Journal of Theology 23/1 (2007), pp. 62-63.



Warren Carter, John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist in Toronto Journal of Theology 24/2 (2008), pp. 186-187.



Richard Bauckham, The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple: Narrative, History and Theology in the Gospel of John in Toronto Journal of Theology 25/1 (2009), pp. 122-123.



PAPERS:



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Montreal, 1972: "The Self-Understanding of the Church in the Gospel of Matthew"



The Fifth International Biblical Congress, Oxford, 1973: "A Reflective Look at the Recent Debate on Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity"



The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Toronto, 1974: "The Function of the Beloved Disciple in the Johannine Redaction"



Guest Speaker at the Religious Education "Short Course" sponsored by the D.E.C. at Deer Lake, 1976. Two addresses: "The Bible and the Teacher" and "The Bible in the Classroom"



The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, London, Ontario, 1978: "Intention and Structure in the Fourth Gospel"



Atlantic Region Departments of Religious Studies, Special Meeting, Mount Allison University, 1980: "The Convergence of Biblical and Religious Studies"



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, University of Quebec, 1980: "The Early Christian Proclamation and the Relief of Man's Estate"



Address to the Lightfoot Society, University of Durham, England, 1981: "Historical Jesus Research: In Quest of the Questions"



Address to the Special Interest Council for Religious Education, St. John's, 1981: "Religious Education -- Fully Alive"



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Vancouver, 1983: "Genesis 1:1 - 2:25 and the Technological Enterprise"



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Windsor, 1988: "Ideological Commitment and Johannine Theology"



Conference on the Historical Jesus in Honour of Ben F. Meyer, Hamilton, 1989: "The Shadow of Albert Schweitzer"



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Victoria, 1990: "Christ and Caesar in Mark's Gospel"



Humanities Seminar, Memorial University, April 1991: "A Political reading of the Gospel of John"



Conference of Departments of Religious Studies in the Altlantic Region, Acadia University, May 1991: "Course Offerings and Areas Essential to Religious Studies Programmes at the Graduate Level".



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Kingston, June 1991: "Reading the Fourth Gospel Politically"



Religion and the Resurgence of Capitalism Conference, Lancaster, England, July 1991: "The Role of the Bible in the Debate about the Ecological Crisis"



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Ottawa, June 1993: "The Voice from the Periphery: The Gospel of John and the Challenge of Modernity"



Conference on "De-Traditionalization: Authority and Self in an Age of Cultural Uncertainty", Lancaster, England, June 1993: "Johnannine Theology: A Dissonant Voice for our Age"



Conference on "Reclaiming Vision: Education, Justice and Liberation", Southampton, England, 1994: "The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis: A Reassessment"



Conference on "Nature Religion Today", Ambleside, England, April 1996: "The Disenchantment of Nature and Christianity's `Burden of Guilt'"



Conference on "Time and Value", Lancaster, England, April 1997: "Time and Value in the Self-Understanding of the Early Christians"



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Ottawa, May, 1998: "'And He Made the Stars Also' (Gen 2:16): Can the Cosomology of Genesis be Rehabilitated?"



Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Orlando, November, 1998: "The Father, the Son, and the Beloved Disciple: Revelation and Identity in the Fourth Gospel.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Edmonton, June, 2000: The Truth Behind the Johannine Schism



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Edmonton, June, 2000: "George Grant and the Study of Religion", (prepared response to papers given in the session on the thought of George Grant).



Public Lecture, Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, Victoria University, B.C., October 17, 2001: "Christianity and the Ecological Crisis".



Centre for Studies in Religion Symposium, "Religious Ends. Violent Means?" at Dunsmuir Lodge, Victoria University, B.C., February, 2002: "Jesus and the 'Zealot Option'".



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Toronto, May, 2002: "The Book of Revelation and the Critique of Ideology".



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Halifax, May, 2003: "A Creative Interpretation of the Temptations of Jesus".



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Presidential Address, London (Ontario), May, 2005: "The Bible and the Modern World: Taking it Personally".



Public Lecture, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, March 1, 2006: "Christ and the Temptations of Modernity".



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Saskatoon, May, 2007: "Coming to Terms with the End: The Legacy of Albert Schweitzer".



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Vancouver, June, 2008: "Rhetoric and Resistance: The New School and Gnostic Entweltlichung".



International Medieval Conference, Leeds, UK, July, 2012: "The Medieval Origins of our Ecological Crisis."

OTHER CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES



Participant in C. K. Barrett Symposium, Carleton University, 1975



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Vancouver,1983: Chairperson of the "Judaism and Christianity" section.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Guelph, 1984: Chairperson of the "Hermeneutics" section.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Winnipeg, 1986: Chairperson of the "Hebrew Bible" section.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Laval, 1989: Chairperson of "New Testament" section A.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Victoria, 1990: Chairperson of "Christian Origins" section.



Co-organizer of the "Bible and Politics" seminar at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Kingston, 1991. Also chairperson of the "Political Issues and Biblical Texts" section of that seminar.



Organizer of the "Bible and Politics" seminar at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Charlottetown, 1992, and chairperson of the section on "The Socio-Political World of Early Christianity" in that seminar.



Organizer of the "Bible and Politics" seminar at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Ottawa, 1993, and chairperson of the section on "Ideology and Biblical Interpretation." Also chair of the special session on Biblical Hermeneutics and Liberation Theology.



Chair of the session on "The Goals of Undergraduate Programmes in Religious Studies" at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Ottawa, 1993.



Chair of the session on "Christian Origins" at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Montreal, 1995.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Edmonton, June, 2000: Chair of session Text and History: Christianity.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Winnipeg, June, 2004: Chair of Student Prize Essay Competition Section.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Winnipeg, June, 2004: Presider, Presidential Address.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Winnipeg, June, 2004: member of executive committee meeting.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, London (Ontario), May, 2005: chair of executive meeting and Annual General Meeting.



Facilitator for 2006 Centre for Studies in Religion and Society Community seminar on "The Religious and Spiritual Education of Children: Personal Contexts and Public Concerns", May 11-12, 2006, University of Victoria.



Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Montreal, June, 2010: Chair of session "New Testament World".

OTHER ACTIVITIES



Television appearance on CBC Dialogue, speaking on the Bible and the Environment (April, 1990).



Reviewer of MSS for Studies in Religion

Reviewer of MSS for SUNY Press

Reviewer of MSS for Peter Lang Press

Reviewer of MSS for Irwin Press

Advisor to Irwin Press, 1995