Jens Zimmermann Ph.D, Dr. phil Scholar-in-Residence
Born and raised in Germany, Jens Zimmermann immigrated to Canada after completing two years of studying clarinet at the Robert Schumann Institute in Düsseldorf, Germany, to major in English and Comparative Literature at the University of British Columbia.
He graduated with a B.A. in English, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in 1997.
In 2010, Dr. Zimmermann received another Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Mainz in Germany.
Dr. Dr. Zimmermann is a professor of humanities and Canada Research Chair in Religion, Interpretation, and Culture at Trinity Western University
, and he
is Scholar-in-Residence of the Salzburg Institute
is the author of Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction (2015), Humanism and Religion: A Call for the Renewal of Western Culture (2012); Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: An Incarnational-Trinitarian Theory of Interpretation (2004), and Theologische Hermeneutik (2008); co-author of The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational Humanism and the Future of University Education (2006); co-editor of Reimagining
the Sacred (2015) and co-editor of Bonhoeffer
and Continental Thought: Cruciform Philosophy (2009).
articles have appeared in journals such as Christianity
, the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology
, the Journal of Beliefs and Values
: Studies in Religion and Education, the Journal for Hermeneutics
and Postmodern Thought, Philosophy Today
, and Modern Theology.
research interests in the disciplines of theology, philosophy, and literature from a broadly continental philosophical framework to examine issues at the interface of religion, culture, and ethics.