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Michael Gilmour



Phone: 1-431-815-4269

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Michael Gilmour, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of New Testament & English Literature

On a good day, Michael teaches Jane Austen in the morning and St. Paul in the afternoon – such are the perks for an instructor in both English literature and New Testament. He researches animal ethics and regularly teaches a course on Animals and the Bible. Whenever possible, he urges the Christian community to take creation care and animal wellbeing seriously as matters of moral responsibility. These days, he is writing on Hugh Lofting and Bob Dylan.

  • 115.21 Christian Thought I: The Bible in Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • 115.22 The Bible and Popular Music
  • 121.11 Introduction to the Bible and Christian Theology I
  • 133.31 New Testament Literature I: Pauline
  • 134.23 New Testament Book Study II: General Writings (The Apostle Peter)
  • 136.32 Special Studies in New Testament: Animals and the Bible
  • 212.15 20th and 21st Century Literature in English I
  • 212.28 Studies in C.S. Lewis

McGill University (QC)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), New Testament


University of Manitoba (MB)

Master's Degree (M.A.), English Literature


Providence Seminary (MB)

Master's Degree (M.A.), New Testament


Lakehead University (ON)

Bachelor's Degree (B.A.), History



  • Providence University College, Faculty
  • Providence University College, Department Head of Biblical Studies & Practical Theology

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics


Recent Articles and Book Chapters

  • “The Bible in Pop and Rock Music.” In The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture. Edited by Dan W. Clanton, Jr. and Terry R. Clark. 330–43. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • “Myth and Meat: C. S. Lewis Sidesteps Genesis 1:29–30.” In Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism. Edited by Andrew Linzey and Clair Linzey. 94–102. New York: Routledge, 2019.
  • “C. S. Lewis, 2 Kings 19:35, and Mice.” Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception 7.1–2 (2018): 59–71. 
  • “The Art of Darkness: On Biblical Language in Ozzy Osbourne’s Solo Albums, 1980–2010.” In Religion and Popular Music: Artists, Fans and Culture. Edited by Andreas Häger. 65–76. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
  • "A Martian Hunting Expedition in C.S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet." In God, Nimrod, and the World: Exploring Christian Perspectives on Sport Hunting. Edited by Bracy V. Hill II and John B. White. 113-24. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2017.
  • "The Bible and Popular Music." In Bloomsbury Handbook for Religion and Popular Music. Ed. Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg. 67-76. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • "The Bible and Jehovah's Witnesses." In The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in America. Ed. Paul Guthajr. 645-660. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • "Bob Dylan's Bible." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. Ed. Timothy Beal. 1.285-289. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • "New Testament Literature." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. Ed. Timothy Beal. 2.151-60. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • "C.S. Lewis Proposes a Toast: Health to All Animals, Real and Imagined." Direction 44.2 (2015): 173-82.
  • "C.S. Lewis and Animal Experimentation." Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 67.4 (2015): 254-62.
  • ""God,' 'God Part II,' and 'God Part III': Exploring the Anxiety of Influence in John Lennon, U2, and Larry Norman." Reception History and Biblical Studies: Theory and Practice. Ed. Emma England and W.J. Lyons. 231-39. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015.

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