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Matthew Robert Anderson

Adjunct professor, Theological Studies, Concordia University

Affiliate assistant professor (adjunct) Concordia University Montreal
Adjunct professor St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish Nova Scotia

Books: "Our Home and Treaty Land" (WoodLake Books, 2022, co-authored with Dr Raymond Aldred).
"Pairings: The Bible and Booze" (Novalis, 2021), "Apocalypse et gin tonic" (Quebec and France)
"Prophets of Love: the Unlikely Kinship of Leonard Cohen and the Apostle Paul" (McGill-Queens University Press, 2023)
I have written many academic articles and book chapters on pilgrimage, Paul the first century apostle, decolonization, and biblical studies/history

In addition to research in biblical studies, theology in film, and ancient gender and masculinity, I write on pilgrimage. Particularly important is pilgrimage as re-education of colonial peoples and from my settler-descended perspective, walking as bodily territorial acknowledgement of Indigenous sovereignty.

Co-instigator of long walks on traditional trails on Treaty Four and Treaty Six territories, and of a downtown Montreal to Kahnawà:ke educational pilgrimage for my students.

I've also written eight prize-winning published short stories, and a CBC Radio One radio drama.


  • –present
    Affiliate Professor, Theological Studies, Loyola College for Diversity & Sustainability, Concordia University, Montreal


  • 1999 
    McGill University, PhD Religious Studies