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Marc Lalonde, PhD

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Advisor, Religions and Cultures

Senior Lectuer

Marc Lalonde, PhD
Office: S-R 305 
R Annex,
2050 Mackay
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2047


PhD (Concordia University)

Research interests

Critical Theory
Modern and Postmodern Religious Thought (Jewish and Christian)
Religious Ethics


Judaism, Christianity, Secularism

Field areas

Critical Theory, Ethics, and Philosophy


Marc P. Lalonde is a philosopher of religion whose research explores the relationship between religion and critical theory within the contemporary world. This has resulted in a book on the theological appropriation of Jurgen Habermas, as well as a more original effort to establish a "critical theory of religious insight." Along side these endeavours, Lalonde also focuses on modern Jewish and Christian thought in relation to the Holocaust. Of particular interest here has been the wartime diary of the Dutch-Jewish woman, Etty Hillesum. In a series of essays, Lalonde explores Hillesum's diary in relation to modern Jewish thought, the ethics of authenticity espoused by Charles Taylor, and contemporary, literary notion of "midrash." Many of these themes and issues have been fruitfully examined within his undergraduate and graduate classes.

Teaching activities

Some Courses Taught
The Religious Imagination
Self and Other
Religion and Violence
Justice and Social  Conflict in a Globalized World
Introduction to Mysticism
Methodology and the Study of Religion
Theories of Religion
Exploring Ethics Today: Emmanuel Levinas and Charles Taylor
Michel Foucault and the Development of Religious Tthought
Religion and the Secular Sphere
The Holocaust, Modernity and Critique

Selected publications

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