Marilyn J. Legge

 Marilyn J. Legge
AddressVictoria University, in the University of Toronto
73 Queens Party Crescent
Toronto, ON

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Emmanuel College of Victoria University

B.A., ,
M.Div., Victoria,
S.T.M., M.Phil., Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, NY,

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, born into a United Church of Canada manse in northern Ontario and raised in ecumenical contexts there and in Quebec and Central Africa. Her theological practice has also been shaped by involvement with the Student Christian Movement, Canadian Crossroads International with a term in Sri Lanka, with Frontier College doing adult education and community development work, and with Nellie’s Hostel for Women in Crisis in Toronto.
She completed a Bachelors of Arts in History and Religious Studies at Victoria College, a Masters of Divinity at Emmanuel College, and following her passion for ecumenical, intercultural work, she earned her doctorate in Christian social ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She served as a teaching assistant for James Cone, Beverly Harrison, and Dorothee Soelle and also worked as a security guard, switchboard operator, and window glazier. She then taught for nearly a decade at St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon before joining the Emmanuel College faculty in 1998. Dr. Legge was appointed the first June Callwood Professor in Social Justice at Victoria College to start in the fall of 2006 for a three year term teaching a course each semester for the Vic One programme in the Pearson stream: scriptsindex_.asp?action=31&U_ID=0&OP_ID=2&N_ID=4&P_ID=10826
She has chaired the United Church of Canada’s Theology and Faith Committee, is a Past President of the Canadian Theological Society, and is a Contributing Editor to The Ecumenist: A journal of Theology, Culture and Society.
Her commitments to justice and community are expressed through teaching, research and a variety of networks and projects. Her diversions include jazz, dancing, hiking and gardening.

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