Paul Flaman

Paul Flaman is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta.  He received a Four-Year Honors BA from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1974.  He received Bachelor, Licentiate and Doctorate degrees in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy, in 1979, 1981 and 1985, respectively.  In 1983 he began teaching in the area of Christian Theology at St. Joseph’s College, a Catholic College affiliated with and located in the heart of the large secular University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1985 and to Associate Professor in 1998.  His courses are mainly in the areas of Christian ethics and spirituality.  Some questions related to these courses, as well as a growing interest in neuroscience, led him, together with Dr. Heather Looy, a biopsychologist who teaches at The King’s University College in Edmonton, to develop a course called “Neuroscience, the Person and Christian Theology.”  (For more information, see: www.ualberta.ca/~pflaman/Chrtc390/.)  Related to this course, in 2001, they received a Course Award from Templeton’s Science and Religion Course Program.  The team taught this course in 2002 and 2005.  Professor Flaman taught this course alone in 2007 and is scheduled to teach it again in 2009.  Among other things, this course deals with body/soul/mind/brain questions.

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