Alan Reese - On Leave

    • Associate Professor, History
    • St. Thomas More College
    • 1437 College Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6
    • Phone: 306.966.8992
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    Education | Research Interests | Research Projects | Selected Publications
    Teaching Responsibilities | Administrative Responsibilities


    • Ph.D. (History) University of Saskatchewan (1992)
    • M.A. (Medieval Studies) University of Toronto (1985)
    • M.Ed. (Educational Foundations: History of Education) University of Alberta (1984)
    • B.Ed. (Secondary Education: History and Religion) University of Alberta (1982)
    • B.A. (Classics and Religious Studies) University of Alberta (1980)

    Research Interests

    • The History of Spirituality and Mysticism in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    • Educational and Intellectual History from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance
    • The spirituality of  Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536)

    Research Projects

    • “Sad is the Fasting According to the Law:” Erasmus on the problem of religious fasting in the late middle ages [article in progress]
    • “Wise and Foolish Virgins;” Erasmus on the Significance of the religious life of contemporary nuns [article in progress]
    • I continue to work on Erasmus’ theological anthropology and its relation to his reform of ascetic life

    Selected Publications and Presentations

    • Reese, Alan W.  "What to do with a Solitary?" in 'Bush Dweller':  Memories of Fr James Gray, OSB, Muenster, Saskatchewan: St Peter's Press, 2010.
    • Reese, Alan W.  "Beyond the Spirit of Fear:  Celebration of the Fruits of Interreligious Dialogue in the Renewal of Catholic Contemplative Prayer" in In Media Res - A Liberal Arts Journal, Spring Issue 2009.
    • Bergen, A., Sax, D., and, Reese, A.W.   "Discovering God in New Ways" in Catholic Missions in Canada.  Winter 2008 (Toronto).
    • Reese, Alan W.   Review Article of :  Origen, Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, tr. Thomas P. Schenk Fathers of the Church vols 103 and 104 (Washington, D.C.) Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook Vol 23 (2003).
    • Reese, Alan W.  "'So Outstanding an Athlete of Christ': Erasmus and the Significance of Jerome's Asceticism," The Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook 18 (1998) 104-17.
    • Reese, Alan W.  "Learning Virginity: Erasmus' Ideal of Christian Marriage," Bibliothèque d'humanisme et renaissance 57.3 (1995) 551-67.

    Teaching Responsibilities

    • 100 Level (introductory) The Medieval World (History 111.3 T2)
    • 200 Level courses: Byzantine Empire (History 215.6); Early Medieval Europe (History 202.3); Europe and the World in the High Middles Ages (History 205.3)
    • 300 level biographical seminar on a particular medieval author such as St John Cassian, St Benedict, St Gregory the Great, or St Augustine
    • 400 level seminars on topics such as Late Antiquity, the Age of Bede in the Anglo-Saxon Renaissance, Erasmus of Rotterdam

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • STM Corporation’s Committee for the Review and Appointment of the President