Dr. Matthew R. Anderson

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Summer School Instructor


Matthew Anderson holds a Gatto Chair in Christian Studies at St FX in Religious Studies (New Testament; Gender; Pauline studies; Bible and Film; Religion & Environment). He is also an affiliate assistant professor at Concordia University, Montreal. Matthew was born to settlers on Treaty 4 territory. His PhD in Religious Studies is from McGill University (1999).

His most recent books are Prophets of Love: The Unlikely Kinship of Leonard Cohen and the Apostle Paul (McGill-Queens University Press, 2023); The Good Walk: Creating New Paths on Traditional Prairie Trails (University of Regina Press, 2024); Our Home and Treaty Land (with Ray Aldred, 2022); and Pairings: The Bible and Booze (Novalis, 2021; in French as Apocalypse et gin tonic).

Matthew is an ordained Lutheran minister of the ELCIC Eastern Synod. His research interests are Pauline studies, pilgrimage studies, gender, and decolonizing/aware-settler biblical studies. Matthew has walked thousands of kilometres on pilgrimage trails in Europe and North America.