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Arthur McCallaB.A Queen’s University
M.A.R. Yale University
Ph.D. University of Toronto

Office: Seton 321
Phone: (902) 457-6428
Email: msvu.ca


McCalla came to Mount Saint Vincent University in 200, after teaching at the University of Toronto and Reed College, Portland, Oregon. His research interests include the history of the study of religion in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, the history of religious thought in the Romantic period, and Creationism. He is presently working on a study of the historiography of religion in early-nineteenth-century France.

His books are:
The Creationist Debate: The Encounter between the Bible and the Historical Mind. London & New York: Continuum, 2006.
A Romantic Historiosophy: The Philosophy of History of Pierre-Simon Balance. Leiden & Boston: E. J. Brill, 1998.

Other recent publications include:
“The Mennaisian ‘Catholic Science of Religion’: Epistemology and History in Early Nineteenth-Century French Study of Religion” in Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 21 (2009): 285-309.
“Teaching and Learning Guide for: Creationism” in Religion Compass 2/6 (2008): pp. 1159-1163. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/ j.1749-8171.2007.00117.x
 “Creationism” in Religion Compass 1 (2007). http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/ doi/full/10.1111/j.1749-8171.2007.00034.x
“‛Eternal Sun’/‛Black Sun’: Illuminism and Disenchanted Romanticism” in Aries 7 (2007): 3-19.