Christopher Hrynkow

  • Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Religion and Culture
  • St. Thomas More College
  • 1437 College Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6
  • Phone: 306.966.8942
  • chrynkow@stmcollege.ca
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Education | Research Interests | Research Projects | Selected Publications
Teaching Responsibilities | Administrative Responsibilities

Education

  • PhD, Peace and Conflict Studies, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, University of Manitoba (2013)
  • MTS, Systematic Theology, awarded jointly by the University of St. Michael’s College, the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto (2009)
  • STM, Historical and Contemporary Theology, University of Winnipeg (2009)
  • B.Sc. (Honours), Politics and International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science (External Programme), University of London (2008)
  • M.Ed., Social Foundations of Education, University of Manitoba (2006)
  • MA, Contemporary Theology in The Roman Catholic Tradition, Heythrop College, University of London (2003)
  • BA (Adv.), Religion and History, University of Manitoba (2002)
  • B. Ed., History and Geography, University of Manitoba (2000)

Research Interests

  • Cultural and Social Sustainability
  • Religion and Ecology
  • Ecojustice
  • Peace and Social Justice
  • Nonviolent Activism
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Ecological Ethics
  • Transformative Learning
  • Catholic Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Education
  • Religion and Politics
  • Green Living

Research Projects

  • "Catholic Social Teaching Bearing Fruit in the Case of Sister Cyril Mooney and Loreto Day School Sealdah" (journal article, accepted) with David Creamer to appear in International Studies in Catholic Education, Vol 7. No 2 (October 2015).

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Catholics, Socio-Ecological Ethics and Global Climate Change: Incarnations of Green Praxis, lead author with Dennis Patrick O’Hara in Emergent Possibilities for Global Sustainability Intersections of Race, Class and Gender, Routledge (2016), pp. 221-233.

  • In Search of an Authentic Pax Gaia: Connecting Wonder, the Moral Imagination and Socio-Ecological Flourishing equal co-author with Simon Appolloni, Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture and Ecology, Vol. 20, No. 2 (2016), pp. 103-124.

  • Catholic Social Teaching Bearing Fruit in the Case of Sister Cyril Mooney and Loreto Day School Sealdah lead author with David Creamer, International Studies in Catholic Education, Vol. 7, No. 2 (October 2015), 222-237.
  • Holistic Christian Ecojustice and Peace: Considerations for a Green Political Theologyin Towards A Global, Christian Movement for Eco-Justice: Young Voices from North America (Prepared by World Student Christian Federation), Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (2015), pp. 24-46.

  • "Transformative Praxis at Work in Loreto Day School Sealdah: A Remarkable Fostering of Positive Peace" lead author with David Creamer, In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2015), pp. 1-26. Available from  http://www.infactispax.org/volume9dot1/HrynkowCreamer.pdf
  • "Transforming Cultures, Growing Substantive Peace: Pope Francis, St. Francis and a Green Peace," Peace Studies Journal, Vol. 7, No.4 (December 2014), pp.25-38. Available from http://peaceconsortium.org /peace-studies-journal-vol-7-issue-3-2014
  • "The New Story, Transformative Learning and Socio-Ecological Flourishing: Education at Crucial Juncture in Planetary History" in Sustainable Well-being: Concepts, Issues, and Educational Practices. Winnipeg, MB: Education for Sustainable Well-Being Press (2014), pp.105-120. Available from http://www.eswb-press.org/uploads/1/2/8/9/12899389/sustainable_well-being_2014.pdf

  • "Catholic Social Teaching and Climate Justice from a Peace Studies Perspective: Tensions, Current Practice, and Promise" lead author with Dennis Patrick O’Hara, New Theology Review, Vol. 26, No. 2 (March 2014), pp. 23-32. Available from http://newtheologyreview.org/index.php/ntr/article/view/997/1357
  • Fruitful Naming?: A Case for Environmentalism as Vocation, Sciences Religieuses/ Studies in Religion, Vol. 42, No. 3 (September 2013), pp. 303-308.
  • Earth Matters: Thomas Berry, The Pacifism of Religious Cosmology and The Need for Ecojustice, lead author with Dennis Patrick O’Hara, Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2013), pp. 3-28. Available from http://www.academia.edu/ 3820279/Hrynkow OHara_Earth_Matters
  • The Vatican and Ecospirituality: Tensions, Promises and Possibilities for Fostering an Emerging Green Catholic Spirituality, lead author with Dennis Patrick O’Hara, Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment, Vol. 2 , No 2 (Autumn 2011), pp. 177-197. Available from http://www.academia.edu/3820278/The_Vatican_and_Ecospirituality_Tensions_Promises_and_Possibilities_for_Fostering_an_Emerging_Green_Catholic_Spirituality
  • Conscientious Objection in Religion and Violence: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present, M.E. Sharpe, 2011, pp. 206-212.
  • Rene Girard, Theories of Mimetic Violence and Scapegoating in Religion and Violence: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present, M.E. Sharpe, 2011, pp. 310-316.
  • Redemptive Violence in Religion and Violence: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present, M.E. Sharpe, 2011, pp. 609-614.
  • Spiral of Violence in Religion and Violence: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present, M.E. Sharpe, 2011, pp. 709-714.
  • Inculturation and Intervention in Afghanistan: a Contextual Theological Perspective, in War, Human Dignity and Nation Building: Theological Perspectives on Canada’s Role in Afghanistan, Cambridge Scholar Press (December 2010), pp.117-139.
  • Ecotheology and Inculturation: Implications for Theory and Practice in Peace and Conflict Studies, lead author with Sean Byrne and Matthew Hendzel, Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 35, No. 2 (April 2010), pp. 295-327.
  • Autonomy Reconsidered: Creation, God and Relationships, The Canadian Journal of Orthodox Christianity, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Summer 2009), pp.73-86. Available from http://www.cjoc.ca/pdf/Vol4-S-2Hrynkov.pdf
  • Christian Peacemaker Teams, Solidarist Nonviolent Activism and the Politics of Peace: Peace Witness that Challenges Militarism and Destructive Violence, Journal of Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, Vol. 40, No. 1 (2009), pp.111-134.
  • Symbiotic Strength: The Value of an Ecological Metaphor for Ecumenical Theological Education, Ecumenism, No. 166 (June 2007), pp. 29-32.
  • Responding to the “New Story”: Catholic Social Teaching and the Ecological Crisis, feature article in Perspective, Vol. 7, No. 2 (March 2005), pp. 4-17. Available from http://www. umanitoba.ca/colleges/st_pauls/jesuit_centre/media/march20052.pdf (Reviewed by faculty at my college at the time)

Teaching Responsibilities

 

  • RLST 229 Religion and Sport
  • RLST 377 Living Community, Solidarity and Social Change
  • RLST 284 Religions and Nonviolence
  • RLST413/805 "Religion and Ethics in Blaise Pascal, Franz Kakfa, Simone Weil and Emmanuel Levinas
  • RLST 112 Western Religions in Society and Culture
  • INTS 400   Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and the Common Good
  • RLST 210   Religion and Ecology
  • RLST 225   Perspectives on Jesus
  • RLST 277   Community, Solidarity and Social Change
  • RLST 314   Issues in Contemporary Catholicism
  • RLST 398   Living Community, Solidarity and Social Change