University College Faculty Updates
Tyndale University College faculty members are researching and teaching across a diverse range of academic disciplines. The following are some of the recent contributions that faculty members have made to their field of research:
Dr. Craig Carter, Professor of Theology, spoke at the Convivium Irenicum at West Toronto Baptist Church in January. This event was one of a series of regional conferences hosted by the Davenant Trust and the Calvinist International across North America in 2015. In his lecture “Why Yoder Was Wrong,” Dr. Carter described his evolving understanding of the problematic implications of Yoder's Anabaptist theology, especially for the doctrine of God.
Dr. Eric Crouse, Professor of History and Global Studies, recently released a paperback copy of his book American Christian Support for Israel: Standing with the Chosen People, 1948–1975 with Lexginton Books. It is his fifth book since arriving to Tyndale.
Dr. Natasha Duquette, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of English, will be publishing a book titled Veiled Exegesis: Dissenting Women’s Aesthetic Approach to Theological Hermeneutics and Social Action. This book approaches the topic of female biblical interpreters in the eighteenth century, who had to veil their work in poems, children’s stories and the like so that their work would be accepted in the society in which they lived. She will present her paper “The Surveyor Surveilled; Helen Maria Williams in the Reign of Terror” at Queen’s University at the Canadian Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies in October. Dr. Duquette has also been named an Elected Member of the Board of Directors for the Jane Austen Society of North America.
Dr. Brad Faught, Professor of History, published a biography on Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, titled Kitchener: Hero and Anti-Hero with I.B. Tauris (London and New York). He also spoke at the Great War in Africa Conference in London, England in May. His lecture was titled "The Writer, Her Brother, and the General in Wartime British East Africa: Karen Blixen, Thomas Dinesen and Paul von Lettow-Worbe".
Dr. Robert Foster, Assistant Professor in the Education department, spoke at Trinity Christian College in May, as part of the International Christian community for Teacher Education. His lecture was titled “A Case for Gratitude as the Goal of Education”. In his lecture, he argues that gratitude infuses learning with personal and social values that position education to foster a cohesive, ethically based society. This goal depends on learning being presented as a gift, based on the Genesis declaration of creation as good. In this context, creation is “learned” as something to be received and discovered with appreciation.
Dr. Bradley Truman Noel, Director of Pentecostal Studies, published a book titled Pentecostalism, Secularism, and Post-Christendom. He also spoke at the Wesleyan-Pentecostal Symposium in March, and also at the Society for Pentecostal Studies on the “2015 Survey of the Theological Beliefs and Attitudes of PAONL Credential Holders”.
Dr. Daniel Wong, Director of University College Modular Programs and Associate Professor of Christian Ministries, was the main presenter at a Tyndale event for alumni and churches titled "Developing Your Multicultural Ministries" in Montreal in January. The following weekend he spoke at a training session for church leaders at Montreal City West Baptist Church on “Being a Disciple and Discipling Others.” On Sunday he spoke at a joint Sunday school and Sunday worship service on the topic of discipleship.