Phyllis D. Airhart

Dr. Phyllis D. Airhart
AddressVictoria University, in the University of Toronto
73 Queens Party Crescent
Toronto, ON

Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, Emmanuel College of Victoria University

B.A., University of Manitoba,
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1985

Phyllis D. Airhart is Associate Professor of the History of Christianity at Emmanuel College, where she has taught since completing doctoral studies at the University of Chicago in 1985. She is also cross-appointed to the Department and Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto in the area of North American Christianity. She is the author of Serving the Present Age: Revivalism, Progressivism, and the Methodist Tradition in Canada, as well as a number of articles on religion in Canada. She is co-editor of Faith Traditions and the Family (with Margaret Lamberts Bendroth), a special issue of Toronto Journal of Theology titled Christianizing the Social Order: A Founding Vision of The United Church of Canada (with Roger C. Hutchinson); and Doing Ethics in a Pluralistic World: Essays in Honour of Roger C. Hutchinson (with Marilyn Legge and Gary Redcliffe). In 1991 she received Victoria University’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was the recipient of the United Church of Canada’s Davidson Trust Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship in theological education in 2002. Some of her leisure time is spent singing with the Toronto Classical Singers. She is married to Matthew Airhart and you may catch them walking around Yorkville, cycling the bike paths of the Toronto area, or enjoying string quartets, orchestral music and opera.

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