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Cristina Vanin
Associate Professor
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A strength of the MCT program is that, in addition to our theologians, we have a diverse group of faculty members from St. Jerome’s University's History, Religious Studies, English, and Sociology departments teaching and supervising students in our graduate courses. The theology program allows students to engage with the role of theology in response to many different topics, including:


  •     the ecological crisis,
  •     Eastern Christian theology,
  •     ecumenical thought,
  •     Catholic social ethics,
  •     historical understandings of Catholic life and thought, and
  •     the sociological and political impact of theological insights.

Students will normally also engage with a wide range of visiting scholars whose courses will expand student’s perspectives and perceptions.


See below for information about our faculty, including their theological interests.



Norm Klassen English

Literature as theology

Poetry and spirituality

Christian epistemology

Scott Kline Religious Studies

Christian ethics

Catholic social teaching

Ethics and public policy

David Perrin Religious Studies

Christian spirituality

Research Methodology in Christian spirituality

Mysticism: John of the Cross

Vatican II

Christian Ethics

Andrew Stumpf Philosophy

Theological ethics

Bioethics, end-of-life ethics

Thomas Aquinas

Myroslaw Tataryn Religious Studies

Eastern Christian theology

Trinitarian theology and disability

Kenosis and re-visioning of ecclesiology

Cristina Vanin Religious Studies

Theology and Ecology

Ecofeminist theology

Thought of Bernard Lonergan and Thomas Berry

Mission and Identity of Catholic Universities

Chad Wriglesworth English

Literature and theology

Religious thought and environmental humanities

Contemporary American literature

Nikolaj Zunic Philosophy

Philosophy of religion

Personalist thought of Maritain, Vanier, Marcel, Buber

Philosophical anthropology