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Dr. Matthew Robert Anderson, PhD

Affiliate Professor, Theological Studies

Dr. Matthew Robert Anderson, PhD

Research interests

Pilgrimage, Mobility, New Testament: the Pauline letters, History of Christianity, the Bible and Western Culture, Theology and Film, Decolonizing Settler Biblical Studies and Theology, Indigenous studies (from a settler perspective), Cultural Studies, Masculinity Studies

B.A. (University of Saskatchewan; Political Science, with Distinction), Master of Divinity (Lutheran Theological Seminary), Ph.D. (McGill, Faculty of Religious Studies, thesis topic: 'Before the Fact: How Paul's Rhetoric Made History')

Other interests

History, non-fiction writing about pilgrimage, biblical studies and pop culture (4 books and another in press), writing fiction (I'm a two-time Canada Council for the Arts major grant recipient for fiction), short fiction writer, member of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, documentary film-making (2012 Something Grand; 2014 Under the North Star, trailers at, and podcasting: series "Pilgrimage Stories from Up and Down the Staircase"

Prophets of Love: The Unlikely Kinship of Leonard Cohen and the Apostle Paul
Photo credit: M. Anderson
Pilgrimage Stories From Up and Down the Staircase
Photo credit: M. Anderson
Pairings: The Bible and Booze
Photo credit: M. Anderson


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