Dr. Doug Harink

Professor, Theology P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8062 F: 780-465-3534
  • PhD Theology, University of St. Michael's College, 1988
  • MA Theology, University of St. Michael's College, 1982
  • M.C.S. Theology, Regent College, 1979
  • BA Philosophy, University of Winnipeg, 1975

Research interests

  • Modern and Contemporary Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Theological Ethics and Political Theology
  • Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • Saint Paul

Current research projects

  • Apocalyptic and Christian Theology
  • Paul's Letter to the Romans as Political Theology

Recent publications: books

Editor. Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical Vision: Critical Engagements with Agamben, Badiou, Žižek and Others. Theopolitical Visions. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2010.

1 & 2 Peter. Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2009.

Paul among the Postliberals: Pauline Theology beyond Christendom and Modernity. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2003.

Recent publications: essays

“Jewish Priority, Election, and the Gospel.” In Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations. Edited by David Rudolf and Joel Willets. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, forthcoming 2011.

“Introduction: From Apocalypse to Philosophy—and Back.” In Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical Vision (see above), pp. 1-10.

“Time and Politics in Four Commentaries on Romans.” In Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical Vision (see above), pp. 282-312.

“The Wright Way to Read Paul.” The Christian Century (Dec. 1, 2009): 31-34.

“Will Theological Education be Theological?” Toronto Journal of Theology, Supplement 1 (2009): 155-168.

“Barth’s Apocalyptic Exegesis and the Question of Israel in Römerbrief, Chapters 9-11.” Toronto Journal of Theology 25 (2009): 5-18.

“Paul and Israel: An Apocalyptic Reading,” Pro Ecclesia 26:4 (2007): 359-380.

“Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity,” Journal of Beliefs and Values 28:1 (2007): 83-85

“The Anabaptist and the Apostle: John Howard Yoder as a Pauline Theologian,” in Ben C. Ollenburger and Gayle Gerber Koontz, eds., A Mind Patient and Untamed: Assessing John Howard Yoder’s Contributions to Theology, Ethics, and Peacemaking (Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2004): 274-287.


Canadian Theological Society
American Academy of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature
Karl Barth Society of North America

Fellowships, grants, awards

  • 2005: Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ
  • 2005: Council of Christian Colleges and Universities Initiative Grant for “St. Paul’s Secular Destinies” research project (US $15,000)
  • 1996: Pew Faculty Summer Research Grant (US $3,500)
  • 1996: Templeton Science and Religion Course Program (US $10,000: shared with two colleagues, in Physics and Sociology)
  • 1995-96: Pew Foundation, “Global Stewardship Initiative” (US $1,500)

Administrative responsibilities

  • Academic Affairs Committee
  • VP Academic Search Committee