Dr. James Ginther, former Dean of the Faculty of Theology, has been appointed Associate Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS) at the University of Toronto, effective July 1, 2021. A mediaeval historian and professor of Church history, Dr. Ginther will continue to teach at St. Michael’s during his three-year appointment to the Centre.
James Ginther a medievalist and historical theologian who works primarily in twelfth- and thirteenth-century European theology. His research focuses on biblical exegesis and the relationship between the study of the natural world and theological discourse. He is currently leading a SSHRC-funded project that will produce an edition of Stephen Langton’s lectures on Genesis. He teaches courses in medieval church history, Anselm of Canterbury, the medieval theology of creation, and methods in historical theology.
Dr. Ginther has also been working in digital humanities for the last twenty years. He has collaborated on several large projects, including the digital tool T-PEN (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial Notation, http://www.t-pen.org/).
- Ginther, James R. “Hildegard of Bingen's Theology.” In The Cambridge Companion to Hildegard of Bingen. Ed. J. Bain, pp. 85-104. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2021.