James Ginther

  • Education

    PhD, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (1995)

    MA, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (1990)

    BA, History, Glendon College, York University (1989)

  • Teaching and Research Areas

    James Ginther a medievalist and historical theologian who works primarily in twelfth- and thirteenth-century European theology.  His research focuses on biblical exegesis and the relationship between the study of the natural world and theological discourse.  He is currently leading a SSHRC-funded project that will produce an edition of Stephen Langton’s lectures on Genesis.  He teaches courses in medieval church history, Anselm of Canterbury, the medieval theology of creation, and methods in historical theology.

    Dr Ginther has also been working in digital humanities for the last twenty years.  He has collaborated on several large projects, including the digital tool T-PEN (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial  Notation, www.t-pen.org).

  • Publications

    “The Theology of Hildegard of Bingen.” The Cambridge Companion to Hildegard of Bingen. Ed. Jennifer Bain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2019.

    “The Church Fathers in Medieval Scholasticism.” In The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Patristics. Ed. K Parry. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

    Robert Grosseteste and his Intellectual Milieu: New Editions and Studies. Ed. J. Flood, J.R. Ginther and J.W. Goering. Papers in Mediaeval Studies, 24. Toronto: PIMS, 2013.

    “Between Plena Caritas and Plenitudo Legis: The Ecclesiology of the Norman Anonymous.” Haskins Society Journal 23 (2011), 141-162.