Dr. Charles Meeks

Sessional Assistant Professor or Religion and Theology


Email: cmeeks@redeemer.ca

Office: 128C

Programs: Biblical and Theological Studies

Education

Ph.D. (2019), Theology, Wycliffe College/University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology

Dissertation: Developing a Sacramental Hermeneutic: A Conversation with Hilary of Poitiers and Robert W. Jenson

M.A. (2009), Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary

B.A. (2005), Religion, Houghton College

Courses

  • The Drama of Scripture (REL-110)
  • Theological Interpretation of the Bible (REL-201)
  • Liturgies: Rhythms of Restoration, Hope & Grace (REL-451)
  • New Testament Studies: The Pauline Epistles (REL-327)
  • Foundations of Mission and Ministry II (REL-254)

About

Charles Meeks is a Sessional Assistant Professor of Religion and Theology at Redeemer. His research interests are varied, but always centre on his love for the biblical text, the church, and how we become like Christ in our relationship with him. He earned a Ph.D. in Theology from Wycliffe College, where he completed a thesis explaining how the way we worship as the church, the way we read Scripture, and the way we think about the Trinity should be interrelated. He completed his M.A. at Asbury Theological Seminary, where he primarily studied the New Testament, the history of exegesis, and biblical archaeology. During his B.A. at Houghton College, he was a ministry major. He grew up in North Carolina (and has strong opinions on barbecue), has pastored in Australia (and will forever love Tim Tams), and moved to downtown Hamilton in 2018 (where he has strong opinions on coffee), where he lives with his wife Amy and dog Zeno. You might see him zipping around on his bike, or playing disc golf.

Research Interests

  • Theology and Biblical Studies
  • Sacramentology and Ecclesiology
  • Patristic Exegesis
  • Theology and Evolution
  • Spirituality and Mental Health

Selected Publications

Meeks, Charles. “‘The Whole Church Is Here Listening’: Searching for the Sensus Fidelium in Public Theological Discourse in the Early Church.” Scottish Journal of Theology 75, no. 2 (2022): 158–170.

Meeks, Charles. “Mentis Frustrati: God, Depression, and Wellbutrin.” Canadian Journal of Theology, Mental Health and Disability 2, no. 1 (2022): 48–51.

Meeks, Charles. Sola Scriptura Sacramentaque: Recovering the Significance of the Sacraments with Hilary of Poitiers and Robert W. Jenson. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2021.

Meeks, Charles. “Superseding Patristic Supersessionism: Hilary of Poitiers and Cyril of Alexandria on Hosea 1–3.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 14, no. 1 (2020): 87–101.

Meeks, Charles. Introduction to “Shepherd of Hermas” in vol. 5 of Apostolic Fathers Greek Reader, ed. Shawn J. Wilhite and Jacob N. Cerone. Wilmore, KY: GlossaHouse, 2019.

Meeks, Charles. “Will the Real Job Please Stand Up? Politico-Pastoral Exegesis of Job 38 in the Wake of Nicaea.” Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 4, no. 1 (2015): 21–37.