Advancing religious literacy

David Galston


Attribution: Brock University

David Galston is the Academic Director of the Westar Institute and the Ecumenical Chaplain at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, where he is also an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy. A co-founder and Academic Advisor of the SnowStar Institute of Religion, a Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, and a United Church minister, David has written several articles and led many workshops on the question of the historical Jesus, the future of Christianity, and the problems of Christian theology in light of the historical Jesus. He is the author of Embracing the Human Jesus (Polebridge Press) and Archives and the Event of God (McGill-Queens Press). David holds a PhD in the Philosophy of Religion from McGill University.


Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., McGill University
  • M. Div., Vancouver School of Theology
  • B. A., University of Winnipeg

Academic Appointments

  • Co-founder and president of The SnowStar Instituten of Religion, Windsor, Ontario
  • Integration of historical Jesus research and Christian doctrine, Iona College, 1996-2000
  • University Chaplain, McGill University, 1990-1996

Ecclesiastical Experience

  • Minister, Eternal Spring United Church, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Christian Minister, 1989-1994

Awards and Honors

  • Humanities Research Grant, McGill University, 1993
  • DAAD Scholarship, 1991
  • Graduate Prize in Religious Studies, McGill University, 1991
  • Amelia Elliot Prize for Graduate Studies, McGill University, 1990
  • George Harrison Prize for Pastoral Theology, Vancouver, 1985
  • Musgrave Prize for History, Vancouver, 1984
  • General Proficiency Scholarship, Winnipeg, 1981
  • Louis J. Reycraft Prize for Religious Studies, Winnipeg, 1981