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A podcast from the Department of Theological Studies

Hosted by Scott Royle, a graduate student in the Department of Theological Studies, this podcast delves into the personal and professional lives of scholars and students of theology in Montreal and around the world.

 

Topics include early life, religious and academic histories, current interests and future endeavors.

Episode 1 – André Gagné

Scott Royle, graduate student in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University in Montreal,  in conversation with Dr. André Gagné. Dr. Gagné discusses his early inclinations toward religion, his time in the Church, his rapid education, and his current research into far-right religious movements.

Episode 2 – Matthew Anderson

In this episode, Dr. Matthew Anderson discusses pilgrimage, St. Paul, music, and the Prairies.


Episode 3 – Sara Parks

In this episode, Dr. Sara Parks talks about growing up and missing the Canadian East Coast, attending Bible College, and feminist interpretations of theological ideas.


Episode 4 – Jeremy Wilkins

Dr. Jeremy Wilkins is a professor at Boston College who specializes in a number of fields, including Lonergan studies. In this conversation, Wilkins talks about his early life and upbringing, vocation discernment, and current research interests.


Episode 5 – Steven Tutino

Scott Royle speaks with Steven Tutino, a graduate student in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia. They discuss Steven's proud Italian heritage, his love of art and poetry, and what led him to pursue his current studies.


Episode 6 – Jon Waind

Scott Royle in conversation with Dr. Jon Waind of the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia. They discuss Waind’s past work in ministry, his time earning his PhD at McGill, and his current research interests.


Episode 7 – Adele Reinhartz

Dr. Reinhartz is a professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa. In this episode, Reinhartz and Scott Royle discuss her upbringing and early interests in scripture, the plight of feminism in biblical discourse, and theological cinema.


Episode 8 – Matthew Shanahan

Matthew is a graduate student in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia. Born and raised in the west end of Montreal, Matthew talks to Scott Royle about his upbringing, his ties to Catholic education, travelling, writing, and his pursuits as a student in the department.


Episode 9 – Brian McDonough

Brian McDonough is a lecturer in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia. In this conversation, McDonough traces his roots back to the east side of Montreal, his early experiences in the L'Arche communities, his career in law, and how all of this informed his theological investigations.


Episode 10 – Father John Walsh

Father John Walsh is a student in Concordia's Individualized (INDI) program, doing his PhD within the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia. A familiar face in Montreal, Father John has been a priest his entire adult life and has worked for the betterment of the church and the people of the city earning him numerous accolades, including the Order of Canada.


Episode 11 – Lucian Turcescu

Dr. Turcescu is a professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia. In this episode, Turcescu discusses his early life, first theological inclinations, his work in the field of patristics, and his current research which revolves around religious and political life in his home country of Romania.


Episode 12 – Richard Kearney

In this episode, Scott Royle speaks to Dr. Richard Kearney of Boston College. They get into Dr. Kearney's early life and education with monks, his time in graduate school in both Quebec and France, as well as his work in conflict resolution, particularly his “Guestbook Project.”


Episode 13 – Sean McGrath

Dr. Sean McGrath is a professor of philosophy at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In this episode, McGrath discusses his early life and inclinations toward a religious vocation, his interest in continental philosophy, and the growing passion he has for issues pertaining to ecology.


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