The Rev. Dr. Paul Friesen

Adjunct Professor of Anglican Studies

Contact Me

Email: rector@stpaulshalifax.org

Atlantic School of Theology
660 Francklyn Street
Halifax, NS  B3H 3B5


B.A. (University of Toronto)
M.Div. (Tyndale Seminary)
Th.M. (Harvard University)
Ph.D. (University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto)

Other appointments

Rector, St Paul’s Anglican Church, Halifax, NS

Research interests

  • Patristic Theology
  • Anglican Theology
  • Sacramental Theology
  • Liturgy

Courses taught

Anglican Theology: Roots and Branches; Sacramental Action: The Anglican Narrative; History of Christianity; Ancient Civilizations; Medieval Europe; Modern Europe; Varieties of Evangelical Protestantism

Current projects

  • Sacramental Religion: A Prophecy (book project)
  • ‘Luther’s Liturgical Collects’, ‘Luther's Exhortations to Liturgical Worship’, and ‘Luther's Sacramental Liturgies’, Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation, ed. Mark A. Lamport. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)

Representative publications

  • Contributor, Reformation Worlds: Antecedents and Legacies in the Anglican Tradition. Ed. Thomas P. Power and Sean Otto (Peter Lang, 2016)
  • Contributor, ‘This Holy Estate’: The Report of the Commission on the Marriage Canon in the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC, 2015)
  • Contributor, Guide for the Christian Perplexed. Ed. Thomas Power. (Pickwick, 2012)
  • Contributor, Seeds Scattered and Sown: Studies in the History of Canadian Anglicanism. Ed. Norman Knowles. (Anglican Book Centre, 2008)
  • Contributor, The True and Living Word: Sermons from the Community of Wycliffe College. Ed. Chris Barrigar and Grant LeMarquand. (Anglican Book Centre, 1998)
  • Review: A Companion to Anglican Eucharistic Theology by Brian Douglas. Anglican Theological Review (Winter 2014)
  • Review: National Religion and the Prayer Book Controversy, 1927-1928 by John Maiden. Church History (June 2011)
  • Review: Augustine of Hippo: A Life by Henry Chadwick. Anglian and Episcopal History (September 2010)
  • Review: John Henry Newman by Avery Dulles and John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Religion by Frank Turner. The Dalhousie Review (September 2006)
  • ‘Evangelism, Eucharist, and the Catholic Tradition.’ Liturgy Canada (All Saints 2003)
  • ‘A Modest Essay in Aid of Understanding Rowan Williams.’ The Anglican Catholic (Autumn 2002)
  • ‘Canadian Christianity: Retrospect and Prospect.’ Envision: Insight for Church Leaders in Canadian Society (Spring 2000)
  • ‘The Christian Socialists of 1848.’ The Friend: The Red Tory Review (Trinity 2000)
  • “ ‘Give me that old-time Religion’: The Postmodernist Plot of the Theologians?” CSCH Presidential Address 1998. Historical Papers 1998: Canadian Society of History.
  • Review: The Red Dean: The Life and Riddle of Dr. Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury 1931 to 1963 by Robert Hughes. Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society (April 1990)
  • Review: The Age of Reform 1250-1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe by Steven Ozment. The Mennonite Quarterly Review (October 1986)

Previous positions

  • Associate Fellow, University of King’s College, Halifax
  • Chaplain and Priest-in-Charge of the Chapel, University of King’s College, Halifax
  • Associate Priest, Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto
  • Sessional Lecturer, Wilfrid Laurier University, Barrie Campus
  • Assistant Professor of History, Tyndale College, Toronto
  • Probation and Parole Officer, Ministry of Correctional Services, Ontario