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Klassen Zacharie, Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Zacharie Klassen

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography

Zacharie Klassen is in his third year of the Ph.D. program.. His current research interests lie in the Jewish roots of early Christianity, the history of Christian doctrine, Christology, Modern theology including Political theology and developments in Christian theology 'after' Supersessionism. His supervisor is Dr. Peter Widdicombe.

Education

  • University of Waterloo, M.T.S. from Conrad Grebel University College, 2015
  • Canadian Mennonite University, B.A. (Honours) in Biblical and Theological Studies, 2010

Teaching

TA Experience

  • What On Earth Is Religion (RS1B06), Instructor: Dr. Philippa Carter, McMaster University, Fall 2016-Winter 2017
  • Religion and Politics (RS3CC3/PS3LA3), Instructor: Dr. Dana Hollander, McMaster University, Winter 2016
  • Bible and Film (RS2YY3), Instructor: Dr. Janet Ross, McMaster University, Fall 2015

 

Research

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • “The (Non)­Violent Reign of God?: Rethinking Christocentrism in light of the Ascension,” Conrad Grebel Review, 33/3 (Fall 2015): 296-315.

Book Reviews

  • Katherine Sonderegger, Systematic Theology: Volume I, The Doctrine of God (Fortress Press, 2015) in The Conrad Grebel Review (forthcoming)
    Randi Rashkover. Revelation and Theopolitics: Barth, Rosenzweig and the Politics of Praise (T&T Clark, 2005) for The Center for Barth Studies website, 2017
  • Tommy Givens, We The People: Israel and the Catholicity of Jesus (Fortress Press, 2014) in Direction: A Mennonite Brethren Forum 44/2 (Fall 2015): 229-232.
  • Eric Seibert, The violence of Scripture: overcoming the Old Testament’s troubling legacy (Fortress Press, 2012) in Conrad Grebel Review 32/1 (Winter 2014): 102­103.
  • Just Peace: Ecumenical, Intercultural, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. Fernando Enns and Annette Mosher (Wipf and Stock, 2013) in Direction: A Mennonite Brethren Forum 43/2 (Fall 2014): 270-272.

Conference Presentations

  • “The Ascension of Christ in Aquinas.” Paper presented at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre Scholars Forum, Toronto, ON, 2017
  • “Doctrine as a Discourse of Power: Supersessionism and the Politics of the Ascension.” Paper presented at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre Graduate Conference, Elkhart, IN, 2016
  • “The (Non)-Violent Reign of God?: Rethinking Christocentrism in Light of the Ascension.” Paper presented at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre Graduate Conference, Winnipeg, MB, 2014