John G. Stackhouse, Jr., PhD

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John G. Stackhouse, Jr., PhD Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies
Dean of Faculty Development

Ph: 506-858-8970 Ext: 187
Email: john.stackhouse@crandallu.ca

Dr. John G. Stackhouse Jr. is the Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University. He received a BA (first class) from Queen’s University, a MA (summa cum laude) from Wheaton College Graduate School, and a PhD from the University of Chicago. Dr. Stackhouse joined the faculty in 2015.

Dr. Stackhouse’s research is focused on church history, theology, the philosophy of religion, and ethics. His past projects, publications, and presentations relate to introducing evangelicalism, Christianity for the hesitant, ethics in the real world, and vocation as the heart of Christian epistemology.

Dr. Stackhouse is currently working on two books that focus on thinking as a Christian and questionable theology, both under contract with Oxford University Press.

Notable among his credentials are the Northwestern College Teaching Award, the University of Manitoba Rh Award for Scholarship, the University of Manitoba Award for Community Outreach, and the Crandall University Steeves Award for Scholarship. He was also listed in Who’s Who in Canada, Directory of American Scholars, and Contemporary Authors. Prior to Crandall, Dr. Stackhouse taught at Wheaton College, Northwestern College, the University of Manitoba, and Regent College.


BA (first class honours), Queen’s University at Kingston
MA (summa cum laude), Wheaton College Graduate School
PhD, The University of Chicago

Courses Taught

  • The Christian Way
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Christian Thought
  • World Religions
  • Apologetics
  • Eschatology
  • God and Evil
  • Advanced Seminar: Bonhoeffer’s Ethics
  • Advanced Seminar: C. S. Lewis
  • Ethical Reasoning

Honours & Scholarships

  • More than a dozen research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Association of Theological Schools, the Canadian Embassy to the United States, and other agencies
  • More than a dozen awards for journalism from the Canadian Church Press
  • Listed in Canadian Who’s Who since 1998

Other Professional Appointments

Editorial Board, The Anglican Journal (2020-  )

Select Publications & Presentations

Evangelicalism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2022)

Can I Believe? An Invitation to the Hesitant (Oxford University Press, 2020)

Why You’re Here: Ethics for the Real World (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Partners in Christ: A Conservative Case for Egalitarianism (InterVarsity Press, 2015).

Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today (Oxford University Press, 2002).

Can God Be Trusted? Faith and the Challenge of Evil (Oxford University Press, 1998; 2nd edition, InterVarsity Press, 2009).

Canadian Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century: An Introduction to Its Character (University of Toronto Press, 1993).

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