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David N. Bell

dbell@mun.ca
Department of Religious Studies
Memorial University of Newfoundland
John's, Newfoundland, Canada
A1C 5S7

University Research Professor


Religious Studies 2013 - Origins Text (pdf)

DEGREES

1964

  • Honours (Upper Second Class) in Psychology and Sociology, Leeds University

1966

  • in Sociology, Leeds University.

1966-1967

  • Research at the Institute of Population Studies and Oriental Institute, Princeton University, U.S.A.

1970

  • Honours (First Class) in Theology, University of Oxford

1975

  • D.Phil., University of Oxford. TITLE OF DISSERTATION: "The Image and the Likeness: The Mystical Theology of William of St. Thierry and Its Relation to That of St. Augustine"

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1965-1966

  • Tutor (Part-Time) in Sociology and Demography, Leeds University.
  • Trinity Terms of 1971, 1972, and 1973
  • Tutor in the Comparative Study of Religions, St. Peter's College, Oxford.

1970

  • Lecturer in Religious Studies, MUN.

1972

  • Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.

1976

  • Associate Professor of Religious Studies, MUN.

1984

  • Professor of Religious Studies, MUN.

1995

  • University Research Professor, MUN

LANGUAGES

Reading knowledge (in alphabetical order) of Arabic, Aramaic, Catalan, Classical Chinese, Coptic, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Manchu, Mongol, Pali, Portuguese, Sanskrit, Spanish, Tibetan, Welsh

COURSES TAUGHT AT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  • 2010 Introduction to World Religions
  • 2011 Introduction to Eastern Religions
  • 2012 Introduction to Judaism and Islam
  • 2013 Introduction to Christianity
  • 2100 Development of Christian Ideas
  • 2130 History of Christianity: The Early Church and the Middle Ages
  • 3150 Early Christian Thought
  • 3300 Judaism in the Making
  • 3340 Islam
  • 3400 Buddhism
  • 3410 Hinduism
  • 3420 Confucianism and Taoism
  • 3580 Religion, Witchcraft, and the Occult
  • 3590 Mysticism: Eastern and Western
  • 3591 Christian Mysticism
  • A large number of 4000-level courses in Special Topics in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, and 4000- level courses in the following languages:
  • Biblical and Mishnaic Hebrew (Introductory and Intermediate)
  • Spoken and Written Japanese (All Levels)
  • Pali (Introductory)
  • Sanskrit (Introductory and Intermediate)
  • Classical Literary Tibetan (Introductory)

GRADUATE COURSES

  • 6710 The Christological Controversy from 381 to 451.

BOOKS PUBLISHED

BESA: THE LIFE OF SHENOUTE, translated from the Coptic with Introduction and Notes (CS 73; Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1983).

THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS: THE AUGUSTINIAN SPIRITUALITY OF WILLIAM OF SAINT-THIERRY (CS 78; Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1984).

BALDWIN OF FORD: SPIRITUAL TRACTATES, translated from the Latin with Introduction and Notes (CF 38, 41; Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1986). Two volumes.

MENA OF NIKIOU: THE LIFE OF ISAAC OF ALEXANDRIA AND THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT MACROBIUS, translated from the Coptic with Introduction and Notes (CS 107; Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1988).

A CLOUD OF WITNESSES: AN INTRODUCTORY HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE (CS 109; Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1989).

BALDUINI DE FORDA, OPERA: SERMONES, DE COMMENDATIONE FIDEI (CORPUS CHRISTIANORUM CONTINUATIO MEDIAEVALIS XCIX; Brepols, Turnhout, 1991).

AN INDEX OF AUTHORS AND WORKS IN CISTERCIAN LIBRARIES IN GREAT BRITAIN (CS 130; Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1992).

THE LIBRARIES OF THE CISTERCIANS, GILBERTINES, AND PREMONSTRATENSIANS (CORPUS OF BRITISH MEDIEVAL LIBRARY CATALOGUES 3; The British Library/The British Academy, London, 1992).

WHOLLY ANIMALS: A BOOK OF BEASTLY TALES, translated from sources in Arabic, Aramaic, Catalan, Coptic, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Persian, and Yiddish (CS 128; Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1992).

AN INDEX OF CISTERCIAN AUTHORS AND WORKS IN MEDIEVAL LIBRARY CATALOGUES IN GREAT BRITAIN (CS 132; Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1994).

WHAT NUNS READ: BOOKS AND LIBRARIES IN MEDIEVAL ENGLISH NUNNERIES (CS 158; Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1995).

[with R. Sharpe & L. O. Ayres] CORPUS OF BRITISH MEDIEVAL LIBRARY CATALOGUES: LIST OF IDENTIFICATIONS (The British Library/The British Academy, London, 1993).

MANY MANSIONS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY OF MEDIEVAL THEOLOGY, WEST AND EAST (CS 146; Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1996).

BARTHOLOMAEI EXONIENSIS, CONTRA FATALITATIS ERROREM (Corpus Christianorum Mediaevalis CLVII; Brepols, Turnhout, 1996).

UNE NUÉE DE TÉMOINS; LES DÉBATS DES PREMIERS SIÈCLES (Paris, Les Éditions du Cerf, 1998).

PAR MILLE CHEMINS: DÉVELOPPEMENT ET DIVERSITÉ DE LA THÉOLOGIE MÉDIÉVALE (Paris, Les Éditions du Cerf, 2000).

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