Professors Emeriti

Callahan, William

Professor Emeritus Early Modern Western Christianity


Davies, Allan

Alan Davies’ areas of interest include religion and ideology, religion and nationalism, and Jewish-Christian relations. His recent publications include The Crucified Nation: A Motif in Modern Nationalism (Sussex Academic Press, 2008); “Jews and Palestinians: An Unresolved Conflict in the United Church Mind” in The United Church of Canada: A History (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011); “The Roma: Europe’s Continuing Victims” in Presbyterian Record (January 2011); and “George Bradford Caird: A Tribute and a Memoir” to be published in Touchstone.

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McIntire, Thomas

Professor Emeritus of History and Religion, Department for the Study of Religion and Fellow Emeritus of Victoria College

Thomas McIntire’s teaching and research focus on the interconnections of History and Religion. Since joining the University of Toronto in 1982, he has been a member of the Department for the Study of Religion, Department of History, Centre for South Asian Studies, Women’s Studies, and Historical Department of Toronto School of Theology. He has been a visiting scholar in Great Britain, France, Italy, and India, and conducted research in China, Tibet, Israel, Palestine, Morocco, Greece, and Russia.

The Faculty of Arts and Science featured McIntire and his 199Y seminar “Crossing Borders and Changing Cultures” in their 2012 Year in Review as an exemplary case of education for global practice. His areas of interest include History of Modern Christianity (European, South Asian, Global), Modern European History, since the Renaissance, especially 1750-1914 (Society and Religion, International History, Thought), Historiography, Historical Theory, and Philosophy of History.

Recent publications include Herbert Butterfield: Historian as Dissenter (Yale University Press, 2004); England against the Papacy, 1858-1861 (2nd edition; Cambridge University Press, 2009); “Protestants of Canada,” The Religions of Canadians (University of Toronto Press, 2012); and “Christianity in India,” The Religions of India (Mumbai Nathani Press, 2013).

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Nicholson, Graeme

BA, MA (Dalhousie), BD (Union, New York), PhD (Toronto) Department of Philosophy

Areas of research include ontology and hermeneutics, Plato, philosophical theology.

Selected publications include Justifying Our Existence: An Essay in Applied Phenomenology (New Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, 2009), Plato’s Phaedrus: The Philosophy of Love (1999), Illustrations of Being: Drawing Upon Heidegger and Upon Metaphysics (1992), Hans-Georg Gadamer on Education, Poetry and History (1992).


Richardson, Peter

BArch (Toronto), BD (Knox College), PhD (Cambridge); FRAIC (Hon.); FRSC
Department for the Study of Religion, retired.

Professor Richardson’s areas of research include Christian origins in Jewish and Roman contexts; archaeology; religion and architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean; religion and architecture in Canada.

His recent publications are Herod, King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans (1996; 1999); Building Jewish in the Roman East (2004); Canadian Churches: An Architectural History (2007).

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