Jens Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Professor of English; Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture
Jens Zimmermann has recently written on Radical Orthodoxy, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Heidegger and Levinas and theologians Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans Urs von Balthasar. He grounds the department’s theoretical sensitivities in the primary sources of the continental philosophical tradition. His essay on the future of literary theory won the Lionel Basney Award. His book Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: An Incarnational-Trinitarian Theory of Interpretation is published by Baker Academic.
B. A. English, M.A., Ph.D (University of British Columbia).
- The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational Humanism and the Future of University Education, (co-authored with Norm Klassen). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006.
- Recovering Theological Hermeneutics. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004.
- "Quo Vadis? Literary Theory Beyond Postmodernism." Christianity And Literature. 53 August 2004. (Basney Literary Award)
- "Ignoramus: Gadamer's 'Religious Turn.'" Symposium. Journal for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought. January 2003
Areas of interest and research
Reformation and Puritanism and Pietism; Literary Theory; Philosophical Hermeneutics/Biblical Hermeneutics; Heidegger, Gadamer, Levinas, Ethics and Literature , Theology/Religion and Literature.
Jens Zimmermann works in School of Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the departments of MA Interdisciplinary Humanities, and English.