Toronto School of Theology

Job Opening - German Language Instructor (Summer 2014)

The Toronto School of Theology (TST), affiliated with the University of Toronto, has an immediate opening for a “German Language Instructor” for a non-credit course designed to assist graduate students to read and translate German texts for historical, theological, biblical, philosophical and religious studies. The course is conducted in English.

Alan Hayes Reappointed TST Director

A message from Robert McElhinney, Chair, Board of Trustees, TST

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Toronto School of Theology I am delighted to announce that the Reverend Doctor Alan Hayes has been reappointed as Director for a new five year term from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019.

Director of Graduate Center Is Appointed

TST has appointed Professor Jaroslav Skira the Director of the Graduate Centre for Theological Studies (GCTS) for an initial five-year term.

Professor Skira teaches historical theology at Regis College, and has authored numerous books and articles in the area. His interests include the Eastern Orthodox tradition, Eastern Rite Roman Catholicism, iconography, and ecumenism.

The GCTS was established in 2013 to administer TST’s graduate advanced degree programs. 

Scholarship for Ecumenical Theology

A new scholarship has been established for advanced degree students in Ecumenical Theology. The first annual award of $2000 is planned for November.

Although housed at St. Michael’s College, it is open to students registered in any college of TST.

The scholarship honours the late Professor Margaret O’Gara, one of TST’s most distinguished faculty members, and an ecumenical theologian of international reputation.

TST Creates the Graduate Centre for Theological Studies

In August the TST Board of Trustees created the Graduate Centre for Theological Studies, an academic unit whose core faculty will be cross-appointed from the TST member colleges. The Board also established an Advisory Search Committee to assist in recruiting a Director for the new Centre.

Theology and the Arts Podcast: Richard Kearney on Narrative Imagination and Catharsis

Richard Kearney, a prominent philosopher of the arts at Boston College, spoke in the Isabel Bader Theatre at Victoria University on October 13, 2012 as part of the event "Imagination's Truths: Re-Envisioning Imagination in Philosophy, Religion, and the Arts." His talk "Narrative Imagination and Catharsis" is now available as an audio podcast at the TV Ontario website, at

Songs of Love and Sorrow: Re-Engaging the Social Ethics of Music Documentary

The below documentary showcases the conversations from the "Songs of Love and Sorrow" conference and performance of April 10, 2010

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