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David Goa focuses on deepening the capacity of the faithful to think through the gifts of the Christian tradition: the spiritual life, the theological traditions, and our responsibility to the public world.

 
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Previous Positions

FOUNDING DIRECTOR
Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life

CURATOR OF FOLKLIFE & HEAD OF COLLECTIONS
Provincial Museum of Alberta (now Royal Alberta Museum) 

Honours & Awards

  • Citation of Merit

  • City of Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame

  • Humanitarian Award

  • Eugene Johnson Award

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

  • Golden Key Award

  • AMPIA Award, with Jeremy Chugg: Eight nominations for the video Jesus in the Age of Television; two first awards, Educational Video and Promotion

  • Premier’s Gold Medal for Anno Domini

  • Shevchenko Medal

David Goa focuses on deepening the capacity of the faithful to think through the gifts of the Christian tradition: the spiritual life, the theological traditions, and our responsibility to the public world. Four themes are at the centre of his concern: the Incarnation, the Trinity, the spiritual life as a journey toward wholeness, and the meaning of Ecclesia in service to the life of the world. A deeper understanding of these revelatory gifts, and the depth of the tradition of understanding through which they emerge, will enlarge and strengthen the capacity of the faithful in their personal lives, engage with the life of the church in the world, and discern how the faithful may engage the public square about the most important issues of our time.

 
 

Publications & Articles


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Anno Domini

With Linda Distad and Matthew Wangler.

(Edmonton, AB: Provincial Museum of Alberta, 2000)

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A Regard for Creation: Collected Essays

(Dewdney BC: Synaxis Press, 2008, reprinted 2010, 2013)

 
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The Christian Responsibility to Muslims

Exploring the dialogue between Christian Orthodoxy and Islam in the ancient world, the current landscape of Muslim-Christian conversation and how Christians may think about the Prophet Muhammad.

(Camrose, Alberta: Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion & Public Life, 2014)

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Mantra: Hearing the Divine in India and America

With Harold G. Coward

(2nd Ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004)

 

Pietism and the Challenges of Modernity

With Cam Harder and Eugene L. Boe.

(Edmonton: Chester Ronning Centre, 2011)

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Reading the Bible as Life-Giving Word

(Camrose, Alberta: Chester Ronning Centre, 2013)

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The Scriver Blackfoot Collection: Repatriation of Canada’s Heritage

Co-curated with Philip H. Stepney at the Provincial Museum of Alberta.

(Edmonton AB: Provincial Museum of Alberta, 1990)

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Seasons of Celebration: Ritual in Eastern Christian Culture

(Edmonton AB: Provincial Museum of Alberta, 1986)

 
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The Ukrainian Religious Experience: Tradition and the Canadian Cultural Context

(Edmonton, AB: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 1989)

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Working in the Fields of Meaning

This is the first volume in a monograph series, The New Pluralism and Institutional Transformation.

(Camrose, Alberta: Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion & Public Life, 2012)

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"Litury, the Art of Arts"

in Heaven on Earth: Orthodox Treasures of Siberia and America

Edited by Barbara Sweetland Smith

(Anchorage AK: Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 1994)

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"Hindu Christian Dialogue: The Canadian Experience"

in Hindu Christian Dialogue: Perspectives and Encounters

Edited by Harold G. Coward

(Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 1989)

 

"For God’s Eyes Alone: The Meaning of the Hutterian Brethren Aesthetic"

in Just for Nice: German-Canadian Folk Art

Edited by Magús Einarsson and Helga Benndorf Taylor

(Hull PQ: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1993)