Dr. Gene Haas

Professor Emeritus of Religion & Theology

Phone: 9056482139 Ext:4295


Office: 128B

Department: Religion and Theology


D.Th. (1989), Christian Ethics, University of Toronto
Dissertation: The Concept of Equity in Calvin’s Ethics

M.Th. (1977), Systematic Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary
Thesis: The Controversy over General Revelation between Karl Barth and Emil Brunner

M.Div. (1974), Covenant Theological Seminary

B.A. Hons (1978), Philosophy, University of Regina

B.A. Hons (1969), Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan


  • From the Word to the World: An Introduction to Theological Study (REL-121)
  • Theological Interpretation of the Bible (REL-201)
  • Reformation Theology (REL-251)
  • Theology in the Contemporary World (REL-449)

Research Interests

  • Christian Ethics
  • Hermeneutics
  • Theology
  • Worldview
  • Calvin’s Ethics and Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Human Sexual Ethics

Recent Publications


The Concept of Equity in Calvin’s Ethics. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1997.

Articles and Book Chapters

Review article of Wendy Vander Waal-Gritter, Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2014), in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (Dec. 2014): 879-86.

“The Trinitarian Shape of Calvin’s Theology and Exegesis of Scripture.” In Aspects of Reforming, 217-41. Ed Michael Parsons. Studies in Christian Thought Series. Paternoster Press, 2013.

“Calvin on Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms.” In Kingdoms Apart: Engaging the Two Kingdoms Perspective, 33-63. Ed. Ryan C McIlhenny. Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing, 2012.

“Calvin as a Model for Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Illustrated with his Exegesis of 1 Tim. 4:1-5.” In Calvin Today: Reformed Theology and the Future of the Church, 15-32. Eds. Michael Welker et al. London: T & T Clark, 2011.

“Calvin als Vorbild für eine theologische Schriftinterpretation Verdeutlicht anhand seiner Exegese von 1 Tim 4,1-5.” In Calvin Heute: Impulse der reformierten Theologie für die Zukunft der Kirche, 19-39. Herausgegeben von Michael Weinrich und Ulrich Möller. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchenen Verlagsgesellschaft, 2009.

“Ethics and Church Discipline.” In The Calvin Handbook, 332-44. Edited by Herman Selderhuis. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

“Ethiek en kerkelijke tucht.” Calvijn Handboek, 373-87. Herman J. Selderhuis (red.). Kampen: Uitgeverij Kok, 2008.

“Ethik und Kirchenzucht.” Calvin Hanbuch, 326-38. Herman Selderhuis, (ed.). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008.

“Creational Ethics is Public Ethics: The Kuyperian Legacy.” Christian Theological Research Fellowship [Web] Journal vol. 10 (2005).

“Calvin’s Ethics.” In The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin, 93-105. Edited by Donald K. McKim. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 2004.

“Slave, Slavery” article for Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, ed. David W. Baker and T. Desmond Alexander. InterVarsity Press, 2003.

“Perspectives on Homosexuality.” Review article on 6 books dealing with Christian views on homosexuality. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45 (September 2002): 497-512.

“Calvin on the Church and Ethics.” In Calvin and the Church, 72-91. Ed. David Foxgrover. Calvin Studies Society Papers 2001. Grand Rapids: The Calvin Studies Society, 2002.

“The Significance of Eschatology for Christian Ethics.” In Looking into the Future: Evangelical Studies in Eschatology, pp. 325-41. Ed. David Baker. ETS Studies Series. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2001.

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Chair, Executive Committee, Ontario and Quebec Regional Section of the Evangelical Theological Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Society of Christian Ethics
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • University Faculty for Life
  • International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Team, 2007-present New City Church (PCA) Hamilton, Ontario
  • Ordained minister in Presbyterian Church in America
  • In Presbytery of Eastern Canada Presbyterian Church in America
  • Chair of Candidates and Credentials Committee
  • Chair of Christian Education and Publications Committee