Tyndale UC Faculty Update

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tyndale University College faculty members are researching and teaching across a diverse range of academic disciplines. The following are some recent contributions that faculty members have made to their field of research:

Dr. Benjamin Reynolds, Associate Professor of New Testament, authored a chapter of the book Reconsidering the Relationship between Biblical and Systematic Theology in the New Testament (Mohr Siebeck, 2014). His chapter is titled “The ‘Eucharistic’ Language of John 6 in Biblical and Theological Perspective”. He also spoke at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in San Diego, California, in November 2014. His lecture “The Apocalyptic Framework of the Gospel of John: The Fourth Gospel's Affinity with the Jewish Apocalypses” was given in the joint session of the Wisdom and Apocalyptic Section and the Johannine Literature Section. It is a part of a larger research project on the Gospel of John and Jewish apocalypses such as 1 Enoch and 4 Ezra.

Dr. Elizabeth Davey, Associate Professor of English and Chair of the English Department, co-authored Climbing the Spiritual Mountain: The Questions of Jesus (Wipf & Stock, 2014) with her husband, Dr. Alan Davey, Adjunct Professor of Christian Worship and Spirituality. Their book is presently on sale at the Tyndale Bookstore. A book launch celebrating the publication will be held on Friday, December 5.

Dr. Eric Crouse, Professor of History, authored his fifth book, American Christian Support for Israel: Standing with the Chosen People, 1948-1975 (Lexington Books, 2014) which examines how American Christians responded to Israel’s wars and the persistent threats to its security. A book launch celebrating this publication will be held on Friday, December 5.

Dr. Scott Masson, Associate Professor of English, lectured at God & Reason: A Christian Perspective, a Power to Change event hosted at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, in November 2014. His lecture “Is the Bible Against Sexual Freedom?” is part of a six-part lecture series presenting a Christian stance on various positions, clarifying misconceptions and defending them against their opponents. Also in November, Dr. Masson spoke at the EICC Mission of God Conference 2014: Social Justice at Bayview Glen Church in Toronto. His lecture, titled “Repressive Tolerance”, discussed the influence of Cultural Marxism in the advent of “political correctness”, which has transformed the Western understanding of tolerance into a movement to remove Christian influence from the public square and replace the biblical family with the state as the core social institution. Dr. Masson also was interviewed by Cardus Audio about the recent emergence of classical education in Canada despite its huge success among Christians in the United States.

Dr. Brad Faught, Professor of History, is currently working on a biography of Lord Kitchener, whose final career appointment was a British Secretary of War during the First World War. Dr. Faught will be completing the book while on sabbatical from January to June 2015. The book’s publication by I.B. Tauris of London is timed for 2016, the centenary of Kitchener’s death.

Dr. Natasha Duquette, Associate Dean of the University College and Associate Professor of English, spoke at the Jane Austen Society of North America Annual General Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, in October 2014. Her lecture “Fanny Price Amidst the Philosophers” situated Jane Austen’s reflections in Mansfield Park within the large history of ideas. Dr. Duquette and her husband Fred Duquette performed Socratic dialogues between Fanny Price and various eighteenth-century philosophers such as Edmund Burke, Samuel Johnson and David Hume.


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