Ryan, Gerard

College: Regis College
Degrees: DPhil (Oxford)
Email: gerard.ryan@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-922-5472 ext 260
Teaching Category:
Regular Tenure Stream
Appointment Status:
Basic Degree
GCTS Associate


Gerard Ryan joined Regis College in 2020, having completed his doctoral studies in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. His studies were supervised by Professors Werner G. Jeanrond and Graham Ward. Prior to arriving at Regis, Gerard was a Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. His current research explores recognition theories and vulnerability studies as resources for a theological understanding of mutual accompaniment.



  • Specializations

    • Recognition theories and theology
    • Theologies of accompaniment
    • Narrative and vulnerability studies
    • Secularism and religion
    • Participation and pastoral theologies
    • Theology as a relational discipline
    • Transcendence and transformation
  • Publications

    • Gerard J. Ryan, Mutual Accompaniment as Faith-Filled Living: Recognition of the Vulnerable Other, Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming December, 2022.
    • Ryan, Gerard, ‘Charles Taylor and the Political Recognition of Difference as a Resource for Theological Reflection on Religious Recognition’, Open Theology 2, no.1 (2016): 907-23