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“ Sometimes in the middle of a rather ordinary class, all of a sudden you just know that students "get it". The class becomes animated, alive with questions and discussion and you know in that moment that you are doing exactly what you have been called to do. ”

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Phone Number: 416-978-4503
Email Address: jd.gordon@utoronto.ca

Dorcas is Principal and Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation & Preaching

Dorcas is a regular guest preacher and workshop leader and presenter.  She is a member of the Presbytery of Lindsay-Peterborough.  She is active in the World Communion of Reformed Churches, and serves on a number of Boards including the Auburn Centre, New York; the Bat Kol Institute, Jerusalem; The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, Pittsburgh; The Fund for Theological Education in South East Asia.

My Education…

B.A., University of Toronto, 1969
M.Div., Knox College, 1972
Th.M. Newman Theological College, Edmonton, 1976
Th.D., Knox College, Toronto School of Theology, 1991
Ordained 1984


Classes I teach …


My Publications …

  • “Mary Douglas (1921 – 2007)” in Biographical History of Women Biblical Interpreters, Marion Taylor, editor, 2010
  • “Musings on a Text”, Reformed World, June 2008, pp. 171 – 179
  • Article in “Renewing the Church, Resources for Celebrating Reformation Sunday”, 2006
  • “Where to Lay Their Heads? Gender, Anthropology and New Testament Interpretation”, Toronto Journal of Theology 18/1, 2002
  • Articles in Ministerial Formation WCC 2001, 2002
  • ” Living the Task: Advanced Ministry Studies”, 1998
  • “Sister or Wife: A Sociological Exegesis of 1 Corinthians 7″, 1997

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