Shawn W.J. Keough, PhD

Shawn W.J. Keough, PhD

Academic Dean
Academic Vice-President
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Professor of Church History & Systematic Theology



Post-doctoral studies: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2007 – 2011)
PhD: St Michael’s College, University of Toronto (2007)
MAR: Ambrose University (2003)
BTh: Ambrose University (1999)

Courses taught
  • Fundamental Theology
  • The Reformation/Council of Trent
  • Modern Church History
  • Historical Foundations of Christianity
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Fathers of the Church
  • Eucharist
  • Ecclesiology
  • Christology and Soteriology
  • The Trinity
  • Rites of Christian Initiation in the Early Church
  • Hebrews and the Catholic Epistles
  • The Book of Revelation
  • Liturgical Theology in Early, Medieval, and Eastern Christianity
  • Studies in Patristic Exegesis
  • Historical Introduction to Theology
  • New Testament Greek: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Latin: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced
Research interests
  • Early and Eastern Christianity: Major Figures, Traditions, and Languages
  • Christian History and Theology: Early, Medieval, and Eastern
  • Sacred Scripture: Languages, Exegesis, and History of Interpretation
  • Liturgy, Sacraments, and Spiritual Theology
  • Church Councils, Ecclesiology, and Ecumenism
  • La nouvelle théologie
Select publications
  • Ed. with Johan Leemans, Peter Van Nuffelen, & Carla Nicolaye, Episcopal Elections in Late Antiquity (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011)
  • “Rival Standards of Faith and Contested Canons of Episcopal Authority: The Correspondence between Dioskorus and Domnus preserved in the Syriac Acts of Ephesus II (449)” in Parole de l’Orient 35 (2010): 407–27.
Professional associations
  • Association for Doctor of Ministry Education
  • Canadian Society of Patristics Studies
  • International Association of Patristics Studies
  • North American Patristics Society