André Gagné, PhD

Full Professor, Theological Studies


André Gagné, PhD
Dr. André Gagné
Office: S-D 202 
D Annex,
2140 Bishop
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2993
Email: andre.gagne@concordia.ca
Website(s): YouTube Channel
Substack: From Religion to Political Power
Availability: By appointment

Biography

André Gagné is Full Professor in the Department of Theological Studies. He has a conjoint PhD from l'Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) and l'Université de Montréal, a M.A. and B.Th. from l'Université de Montréal.


His teaching and scholarship focus on political theology, religious and political violence, the Christian Right, Neocharismatic-Pentecostalism, Evangelicalism, and the interpretation and reception of the Bible.


Dr. Gagné's work and interviews have been featured in media outlets such as the New York TimesWashington PostHuffington PostThe GuardianThe Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Al-JazeeraGQ, Salon, Mother JonesReligion News Services, Religion Dispatches, Daily Kos, Le MondeLibérationFrance InterGrands reportages RFI, Médiapart, France Culture, Le FigaroParis MatchLe Parisien, Le DevoirLa PresseCTV W5, RDI 24/60, etc.


Dr. Gagné is also a member of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (Concordia), a Research Associate with the Centre de recherche Société, Droit et Religions (Université de Sherbrooke).





Teaching 2022-2023

Fall 2022

THEO 232 - The Bible in U.S. Politics
THEO 343 / POLI 389 - Religion and Politics

Winter 2023

THEO 657 - Political Theology (Graduate Seminar)


Selected public writing

(Consult cv for the complete list of public writing)

Call It 'Christian Globalism': A Reporter’s Guide to the New Apostolic Reformation, Part III.” in Religion Dispatches, November 30, 2022 (with Frederick Clarkson).

Statement on NAR & Christian Nationalism Answers Few Questions But Exposes Growing Rifts in the Movement.” in Religion Dispatches, October 21, 2022 (with Frederick Clarkson).

When It Comes to Societal Dominion, The Details Matter: A Reporter’s Guide to the New Apostolic Reformation, Part II.” in Religion Dispatches, October 11, 2022 (with Frederick Clarkson).

Christian Right Denialism is More Dangerous Than Ever: A Reporter’s Guide to the New Apostolic Reformation.” in Religion Dispatches, September 7, 2022 (with Frederick Clarkson).

New Apostolic Reformation Faces Profound Rift Due to Trump Prophecies and ‘Spiritual Manipulation of the Prophetic Gift.’” in Religion Dispatches, August 9, 2022 (with Frederick Clarkson).

The ‘Spiritual Warfare’ Worldview of Trump’s Conspiracy Doctor is Part of Transnational Movement.” in Religion Dispatches, August 3, 2020.

Les prêcheurs au temps de la COVID-19: Complots, combat spirituel et remèdes miracles.” in La Conversation Canada, April 10, 2020 (with Marc-André Argentino).

Coronavirus: Trump and the Religious Right Rely on Faith, Not Science.” in The Conversation Canada, March 29, 2020.

COVID-19 aux É-U: Comment certains prédicateurs ont-ils réagi face à la menace de pandémie?” in La Conversation Canada, March 26, 2020.

Attaque contre Soleimani : un signe de ‘la fin des temps’, selon
des évangéliques américains
.” in 
La Conversation Canada, January 28, 2020.

The Christian Right’s Efforts to Transform Society.” in The Conversation Canada, July 25, 2019.

La droite chrétienne : ‘changer les mentalités’ pour mieux transformer la société.” in La Conversation Canada, July 23, 2019.

Le projet sociopolitique de la droite chrétienne.” in Le Devoir, July 18, 2019.

From America to Ontario: The Political Impact of the Christian Right.” in The Conversation Canada, December 5, 2018 (with Andréa Febres- Gagné).

Qui sont les évangéliques et comment influencent-ils la politique?” in La Conversation Canada, 5 décembre 2018.

Is Trump Emboldening Right-Wing Extremism in Canada?” in The Conversation Canada, August 24, 2017.

Extremism, like terrorism, threatens global stability.” in OpenCanada, February 6, 2017.


Selected academic publications

Books (consult CV for the complete list of publications)

Religion and Violence in Western Traditions. Selected Studies. (Studies in Religion). Milton Park, Milton: UK, Routledge, 2021 [co-ed. with J. Guyver and G. Oegema].

Ces évangéliques derrière Trump. Hégémonie, démonologie et fin du monde
. (Enquêtes 6). Genève, Labor et Fides, 2020.

The Gospel according to Thomas. Introduction, Translation and Commentary
. (Apocryphes 16). Turnhout, Brepols Publishers, 2019.

The Global Impact of Religious Violence. Eugene, OR., Wipf and Stock, 2016 [co-ed. with S. Loumakis and C. Miceli].

Constructing Religious Identities during the Second Temple Period / Construction des identités religieuses à l’époque de la période du Second Temple(Biblical Tools and Studies 24). Louvain, Peeters, 2016 [co-ed. with A. Gignac and G. Oegema].

En marge du canon: études sur les écrits apocryphes juifs et chrétiens(Coll. L’écriture de la Bible 2). Paris: Cerf, 2012 [co-ed. with J.-F. Racine].

Le Vivant qui fait vivre. Esprit, éthique et résurrection dans le Nouveau Testament(Sciences bibliques; études 22). Montréal: Médiaspaul, 2011 [co-ed. with A. Gignac and S. Paquette Lessard].

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