Lucian Turcescu

Welcome to my website! I  am the Department Chair and a Full Professor of Historical Theology.  I have done research and published in several areas, including religion and politics, and early Christianity. With generous financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), I co-authored with Dr. Lavinia Stan, Church, State and Democracy in Expanding Europe (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania (Oxford University Press, 2007) and co-edited The Reception and Interpretation of the Bible in Late Antiquity: Proceedings of the Montréal Colloquium in Honour of Charles Kannengiesser (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2008). Earlier I published Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons  (Oxford University Press, 2005). I am currently holding a SSHRC Insight Grant (2014-2019) to study resistance and collaboration of religious groups under communism in Romania.

Contact information

Theological Studies Department
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8, Canada
Tel: +1 (514) 848-2424 ext. 2341
Fax: +1 (514) 848-4549


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Last updated:  10 July 2014



Here is my latest book from Oxford University Press. Click here for more information.

A Romanian translation of my  2007 book on Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania was published as

Religie si politica in Romania postcomunista (Bucharest: Curtea Veche, 2010)

Watch a presentation on “Religion and Secularisation” I gave at a Montreal panel on Religion, Identity and Secularism in 2012.

View a complete version of my Curriculum Vitae.

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