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André Gagné, PhD

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Theological Studies

Biography   


Dr. André Gagné
Brice C. Jones
Office: S-D 202 
D Annex,
2140 Bishop
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2993
Email: andre.gagne@concordia.ca
Website(s): Personal Website
YouTube Channel
Availability: By appointment

Biography

André Gagné joined Concordia University in 2008 as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Science (Dept. of Theological Studies) and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2011. In 2017, Dr. Gagné was Directeur d'études invité at l'École pratique des hautes études in Paris.


He works on the Christian Right, Charismatic Dominionism, fundamentalism, religious violence and the interpretation and reception of the Bible. In his public scholarship, Dr. Gagné seeks to explain how sacred texts and traditions are used by fundamentalist groups and individuals to cultivate violent ideas and/ or incite politico-religious violence. He also has a marked interest in studying the beliefs, practices and political inclinations of dominionist movements such as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and Christian Reconstructionism.


Professor Gagné is regularly consulted by the media and invited to lecture on the Christian right, religious violence, fundamentalism, and the interpretation and reception of the Bible.


He is a Full Member of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (Concordia) and the Centre for Research on Religion (McGill). Dr. Gagné is also a research associate with the Centre d'expertise de formation sur les intégrismes religieux et la radicalisation (CEFIR), as well as a Digital Fellow of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS). 

For more information on Dr. Gagné's research, please consult his personal website.

Education

- PhD (Conjoint: Université catholique de Louvain / Université de Montréal, 2008)
- MA (Université de Montréal, 2003)
- BTh (Université de Montréal, 2001)

Research

- Early Christianity (New Testament, Nag Hammadi) 
- Charismatic Dominionism
- The Christian Right

- Fundamentalism
- Interpretation and Reception of the Bible
- Political Biblicism
- Radicalization
- Religious Violence

Fall 2019 Course "The Bible in American Politics" (THEO 298 F)
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