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      Visiting Research Fellows (2014-2015)

      • Dr Roberto Formisano, University of Bologna, Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, “La question phénoménologique de la "vérité" : la "chair" de la phénoménalité et la "réalité humaine" à la lumière des philosophies de Martin Heidegger et de Michel Henry”
      • Magda Hayton, PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, ‘The Reception of Women's Prophetic Writings in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period’.

      Postdoctoral Fellows (2014-2015)

      • Dr Frederick Tappenden, University of Manchester, FQRSC Postdoctoral Fellow, and Postdoctoral Research Associate in a SSHRC Partnership Grant based at the Centre for Research on the Evolution of Religion and Culture (CERC) at the University of British Columbia. Dr Tappenden is a key organiser of the CERC Workshop to be hosted by the Centre in May 2015: ‘Religion in the Text and on the Ground: the Convergence of Historiography and Ethnography in Religious Studies’.
      • Dr James Bryson, University of Cambridge, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2015), ‘The Christian Neoplatonism of Thomas Jackson’.

      Visiting Research Fellow (2013-2014)

      • Professor Hélène Cazes, Director of the Medieval Studies Programme, University of Victoria, “Andreas Vesalius (1504-¬‐1564), the Reformer of Anatomy?”

      Postdoctoral Fellows (2013-2014)

      • Dr James Bryson, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2014), ‘The Christian Neoplatonism of Thomas Jackson’.

      Postdoctoral Fellows (2012-2013)

      • Simon Burton, New College, University of Edinburgh, Commonwealth and CREOR Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2013), ‘Medieval sources of the theological virtues in Protestant scholastic thought, 1550-1675’
      • James Bryson, Philosophy of Religion Cambridge University, CREOR Postdoctoral Fellow, Fall 2012, ‘Thomas Jackson and Oxford Platonism in the 17th century’

      Visiting Research Fellows (2011-2012)

      • Prof Peter Galadza, Kule Professor of Liturgy, St Paul University, Ottawa (12 September 2011 to 15 June 2012) Research: 1) mongraph on Byzantine funeral rites begun at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Research Center; 2) A Slavonic-English Analytical Catalogue of Liturgical Manuscripts in the Repositories of Ukraine (research funded by SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $116,825.00)
      • Dr Eric Beresford, Principal of the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia (January through December 2011) Research: ‘Post-metaphysical theological ethics beyond Heidegger’s critique of onto-theology’
      • Dr Timothy Cooke, Aargau, Switzerland (15 April to 31 July 2011) Research: ‘Collegium Pietatis: Die Ausbreitung puritanischer Erbauungsliteratur in der frühmodernen Schweiz’
      • The Rev Garth Minott, Lecturer in Theological Ethics, United Theological College, Kingston, Jamaica (1 Jan to 31 May 2011) Research: ‘Evaluating the Response of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands to the HIV and AIDS Pandemic in Jamaica’
      • Professor George Carras, Department of Classics, Washington and Lee University

      Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2012)

      • Dr Hillel Braude, CIHR-funded Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuro-ethics, joint appointment with Bio-medical Ethics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, McGill (2011) Lecture series: ‘Neuro-theology: Religion and the Brain’ (Fall Term, 2011)

      Visiting Research Fellows (2010-2011)

      • Prof Dr Dr Emidio Campi was until recently Director of the Institute for Swiss Reformation History and Professor of Church History at the University of Zurich. He is the author and editor of more than twenty monographs, critical editions, and volumes of essays.  He jointly edited A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli (2009), Vermigli’s Commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (2006), and Petrus Martyr Vermigli: Humanismus, Republikanismus, Reformation (2002). In the Fall Term 2010 Dr Campi was Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Religious Studies and a Visiting Fellow of CREOR. Dr Campi led a graduate seminar on “Tolerance, Intolerance and Toleration in Early Modern Europe”, delivered several lectures including one  on “The Reformers and Islam,” and presented a paper at the 16th C. Society.
      • Professor Susan Glover, Dept of English, Laurentian University (Winter Term 2011) ‘Frances Brooke’s History of Emily Montague and the transatlatic church(es) in Quebec, 1759-1768’

      Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2011)

      • Dr Yazeed Said is a Postdoctoral Fellow of CREOR for the academic year 2010-2011.  A citizen of Israel and sometime Dean of St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem, in the summer term of 2010 Dr Said, then a student at Corpus Christi College, received his PhD from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the political theology of the great Islamic philosopher Al-Ghazali (1058-1111).  While a fellow of CREOR  Dr Said has continued his research on Al-Ghazali and is currently working in collaboration with the Library of the Institute of Islamic Studies to organize a conference to mark the 900th anniversary of the philosopher’s death.  Dr Said is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Religious Studies where is currently offering a course on ‘Contemporary Theological Issues’.