Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Paul Allen is Professor of Systematic Theology in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He teaches introductory courses to Theology as well as specific topics such as the Trinity, Christology, religion and politics and - at the graduate level - theological method, political theology and theological anthropology. He has served on university committees and has been a fellow of the College for Diversity and Sustainability. 

In matters of public interest, Dr. Allen has contributed to debates such as the role of the state in Canadian schools. He has served on the Executive of Montreal's English Speaking Catholic Council which worked in concert with other groups to support the Jesuit Loyola High School in the lead up to the landmark 2015 Supreme Court of Canada's decision in its favour, overturning the Government of Quebec's mandate that the school teach religion exclusively from a non-Catholic perspective. He has also played an advocacy role in defending private Canadian religious colleges and universities and their institutional academic freedom.

He is the author of Theological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed (2012), Ernan McMullin and Critical Realism in the Science-Theology Dialogue (2006), and co-author of the textbook Catholicism and Science (2008). He is the author of a number of book chapters and journal articles in venues such as Heythrop Journal of TheologyZygon: Journal of Religion and Science and the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. He is presently writing a monograph titled Creaturehood: Sin, Science and Theological Anthropology, as well as co-editing a volume on Saint Augustine and social issues.