Theological Times – about the author

James Farris is Professor emeritus at Knox College, University of Toronto, where he taught History and Philosophy of Religion for twenty-five years. This vocation followed graduate studies in Canada, Scotland, Switzerland and the United States. At an earlier period, as an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada he fulfilled a ten-year teaching mission in Guyana and Jamaica, an experience strongly shaped by ecumenical and interfaith engagements. Following his retirement from teaching Farris served in several interim pastoral ministries, which included a two-year return to Guyana.

James Farris lives with his wife Jean in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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James Farris (credit: Cheryl Farris-Manning)