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
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
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
With Linda Distad and Matthew Wangler.
(Edmonton, AB: Provincial Museum of Alberta, 2000)
A Regard for Creation: Collected Essays
(Dewdney BC: Synaxis Press, 2008, reprinted 2010, 2013)
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)
Mantra: Hearing the Divine in India and America
With Harold G. Coward
(2nd Ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004)
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)
Seasons of Celebration: Ritual in Eastern Christian Culture
(Edmonton AB: Provincial Museum of Alberta, 1986)
The Ukrainian Religious Experience: Tradition and the Canadian Cultural Context
(Edmonton, AB: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 1989)
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)
"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)
"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)