Michael Stoeber

Michael Stoeber

B.A.; M.A.; S.T.L.; Ph.D.

Professor of Spirituality and Philosophy of Religion
Scarboro Missions Chair in Inter-religious Dialogue, Msgr. John Fraser Centre for Practical Theology

 

 

m.stoeber@utoronto.ca
Room 309; ext. 255

Teaching Level: Basic Degree, GCTS Full (Regular Faculty)
Specializations: Spirituality and Philosophy of Religion
Departments:
Cross-listed to Theological and Pastoral Theology

Michael Stoeber is Professor of Spirituality and Philosophy of Religion at Regis College, with special interests in comparative mysticism and theodicy.  He is Scarboro Missions Chair in Interreligious Dialogue and cross appointed to the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto.  His current research explores comparative issues in meditation, prayer, and yoga as well as topics on the intersection of spirituality and art.

  • Research Interests and Expertise

    • Philosophy of religion and comparative spirituality (especially Christian and Hindu forms)
    • Religious experience
    • Comparative mysticism
    • Evil and suffering
    • Theodicy
    • Afterlife beliefs
    • Theological anthropology
    • Intersections of spirituality and art

  • Courses

    • RGP3210H Comparative Mystical Traditions
    • RGP6210H Comparative Mystical Traditions
    • RGT3745H Issues in the Philosophy of Religion and The Brothers Karamazov
    • RGT6745H Issues in the Philosophy of Religion and The Brothers Karamazov
    • RGP3281H Religious Experience in the World’s Religions
    • RGP3207H Spirituality and Suffering
    • RGP6207H Spirituality and Suffering
    • RGP3206H Classics of Christian Spirituality
    • RGP6206H Classics of Christian Spirituality
    • RGT5729H Theology and Spirituality of Dorothee Soelle
    • RGP5209H Spiritual Theology of Evelyn Underhill
    • RGP3273H Prayer and Meditation Through Pencil, Pastel, and Ink Sketching
    • RGT3661 Mystical Landscape Art: From Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr (with K. Lochnan)
    • RGT6661 Mystical Landscape Art: From Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr (with K. Lochnan)