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What Christianity is Not

The 17th Annual Byberg Preaching Workshop

January 14 through noon Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center,
Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Douglas John Hall is Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
In early life in Ontario, Dr. Hall studied music, philosophy, relig- ion, and English literature and worked at a newspaper. By age 21 he’d decided to enter the ministry of the United Church of Canada. He earned three graduate degrees (MDiv, STM, and ThD) from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, taught by Reinhold Neibuhr, Paul Tillich, and the like.
In New York he met and married fellow-Canadian Rhoda Catherine Palfrey. They have four adult children and six grandchildren.
After a congregational first call, Dr. Hall served as principal of a new experimental college in southern Ontario. He then became professor of systematic theology at a seminary in Saskatchewan. In 1975 he joined the vibrant, interfaith religion faculty at McGill University, retiring in 1995.
Dr. Hall is the author of some 25 books and numerous articles and the recipient of many awards and honors. His interests as a theologian have included developing a theology indigenous to North America; investigating Luther’s theology of the cross for our time; broadening the biblical symbol of “steward” to respond to the ecological crisis; drawing upon the arts as a resource for theology; and sustaining Christian faith as a thinking faith.

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