St. Jerome's University has made its reputation over the years mainly through the excellence of its teaching. However, its contribution to the University of Waterloo and to higher learning in general also takes the form of strong scholarship and original research. Without this on-going work, university teaching at the University would be less rich and meaningful than it is.
Within the Department of Religious Studies, some of the research areas include, but are not limited to:
- The morality and politics of consumer religion
- Examining the role of religious organizations in humanitarian intervention
- The intersection of religion and muticulturalism in Canadian society
- The secular state and religious diversity
- The intersection between ecological issues and religion/theology
- Mysticism, asceticism, spirituality direction, Christian spirituality, and related topics
- The application of philosophical hermeneutical theory to classic Christian texts, in order to surface new meanings for today's world
Please click on the names below to see individual research profiles and sample the recent and current research activities of St. Jerome's University faculty.