Dr. Thomas A. Robinson and Dr. Ernest G. Clarke

May 1, 2007 - February 22, 2008

Dr. Thomas A. Robinson is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Robinson holds a BA in Philosophy and Ancient Greek Language from the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), a MCS in Biblical Studies at Regent College (Vancouver), and a PhD in Religious Studies at McMaster (Hamilton), during which time he also did research in Regensburg, Germany, and has done his major research in Turkey, having particular interest in the cities of western Asia Minor and the city of Antioch. He joined the Religious Studies Department of the University of Lethbridge in 1986. From 1994 to 2004, he served as coordinator of the Religious Studies Programme. Dr. Robinson's primary area of research interest is the development of Christianity in the second to fourth century and the religious revolution in the Roman Empire in the shift from paganism to Christianity. A secondary area of interest is the development of computer programs for religious studies and for language training, especially for ancient Greek. He also studies new religious movements that have arisen in North America. He has published books on Greek, world religions, and early Christianity. Dr. Robinson is a generous donor to the University Library. These gifts, along with others in religious studies, do much to enrich our collections.


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