Religion & Public Life
A Christian Response to Physician Assisted Death
A seminar for the International Medical School, Vasile Goldis University, Arad, Romania. Following a description of the legalization of MAID in Canada I explored the cultural and social conditions that have led to this change and invited a conversation with medical students from many countries, including Romania, to explore the spiritual implications of such legislation. Romanian and English.
The Genius of Christian Thought
With Linda Distad and Matthew Wangler.
(Edmonton, AB: Provincial Museum of Alberta, 2000)
“Ways of Imperfection: Spiritual Disciplines for the Healing of the World”
An essay by David Goa exploring the insight of the muslim theologian, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and the Christian Orthodox spiritual teaching on the Beatitudes, particularly, “blessed are the poor in spirit”.
See Ways of the Spirit, Persons, Communities, Spiritualities,
Edited by M. Darrol Bryant
(Kitchener, Ontario: Pandora Press, 2015).
Approaching Scripture as Life-Giving Word
A conversation with Brad Jersak in which David and Brad explore a third way of engaging scripture, a recovery of its revelatory character, after the tragedy of it’s colonization in the twentieth century by the co-dependent twins, liberal modernism and evangelical literalism.
A Regard for Creation: Collected Essays
(Dewdney BC: Synaxis Press, 2008, reprinted 2010, 2013)
“Passions and the Disciplines of Compassion: Christian Orthodoxy on the Spiritual Life”
An essay by David Goa exploring the way the liturgical life draws the faithful onto the pathways of compassion “for the least of these.”
Published in Practices of Compassion, An Exploration and Experience.
Edited by M. Darrol Bryant, Lama Doboom Tulku and Yanni Maniates
(New Delhi, India: Manohar, World Buddhist Trust, 2018).
Museums & The Arts
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)
"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)
“At Play in the Fields of Meaning: Reflections on Field Research”
in Godly Things, Museums, Objects and Religion
Edited by Crispin Paine
(London & New York: Leicester University Press, 2000):28-56.
Seasons of Celebration: Ritual in Eastern Christian Culture
(Edmonton AB: Provincial Museum of Alberta, 1986)
"Liturgy, 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)
Studies in Religion
Mantra: Hearing the Divine in India and America
With Harold G. Coward
(2nd Ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004)
The Ukrainian Religious Experience: Tradition and the Canadian Cultural Context
(Edmonton, AB: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 1989)
"Hindu Christian Dialogue: The Canadian Experience"
in Hindu Christian Dialogue: Perspectives and Encounters
Edited by Harold G. Coward
(Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 1989)