Why Religious Studies?

Study the Christian faith in its historical, theological, and cultural dimensions; and explore its capacity to help profoundly impact and shape not only individual lives, but our global community as well.

Why Religious Studies?

Study the Christian faith in its historical, theological, and cultural dimensions; and explore its capacity to help profoundly impact and shape not only individual lives, but our global community as well.

The Religious Studies program within the Department of Religious Studies at Trinity Western University provides students with a comprehensive and transformative education that combines significant components within the related disciplines of Biblical Studies, Christianity and Culture, and Inter-Cultural Studies. Deepen your understanding of how religious faith intersects with virtually every facet of our busy, multi-cultural world.

Discover deep connections between the biblical text and the communities of faith that produced it, the historical development of theology, and the humanizing and liberating influence the Christian faith has world-wide.

This robust program will engage students in the careful and penetrating study of the Christian Scriptures, understanding the theological developments that these ancient texts and their historic interpreters produced, and the global religious dialogue that Christianity contributes to. With a deep commitment to the intellectual and spiritual flourishing of students, internationally respected scholars intentionally foster a challenging and supportive environment that allows for the exploration of the Christian tradition and how it shapes one’s worldview. This world-class education also presents students with opportunities for experiential learning in the context of travel studies abroad, mission trips, and student ministries.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Important Dates

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Global Projects

Each spring and fall semester at TWU, students can spend their break doing week-long mission projects in Canada, USA and abroad.

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Careers in Religious Studies

Students with a background in religious studies can find careers in:

  • Education
  • Missions
  • Pastoral and ministry work
  • International development
  • Journalism
  • Non-profit organizations

Faculty Profiles

Craig Allert, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies and History
Director MA in Biblical Studies
Coordinator Christianity and Culture Program

Craig Broyles, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies

Dirk Büchner, D. Litt.

Professor of Biblical Studies

Kent Clarke, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies; Brooke Foss Westcott Professorship of New Testament Textual Criticism, Greek Studies, and Hermeneutics; Chair, Religious Studies Department
Tony Cummins

Tony Cummins, D.Phil.

Professor of Religious Studies

Jonathan Dawn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Ivan De Silva, M. Th.

Instructor in Religious Studies

Thomas R. Hatina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Biblical Studies Coordinator

Joanne Pepper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Coordinator, Inter-Cultural Religious Studies

Andrew B. Perrin, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; Co-Director of Dead Sea Scrolls Institute

Dorothy M. Peters, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies
Associate Director of the Humanitas Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre

Jim Scott, Dr. theol.

Professor of Religious Studies

Archie Spencer

Associate Professor of Theology at ACTS Seminaries, J.H. Pickford Distinguished Chair of Systematic Theology for Northwest Baptist Seminary, Religious Studies

Peter Stiles, Ph.D

Adjunct Professor

Casey Toews, M.T.S.

Sessional Instructor in Religious Studies

Calvin Townsend, MCS

Instructor in Political Studies and Religious Studies