Lucian Turcescu

Welcome to my website! I  am the Chair of the Department of Theological Studies and a Full Professor of Historical Theology. I will be on sabbatical leave from January-June 2015. I am currently holding a SSHRC Insight Grant (2014-2019) to study resistance and collaboration of religious groups under communism in Romania (co-investigator is Dr. Lavinia Stan).

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). Click on the various links at the top of the page for more information.

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:  4 December 2014


  1. A December 2014 Concordia University NOW article on my latest research project.

  1. I will be on sabbatical leave from January-June 2015.

  1. 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)

  1. 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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