Profile of Hans Rollmann

Dr. Hans Rollmann is a religious studies professor at Memorial University. His column appears monthly in The Weekend Telegram . His Web site address is http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~hrollman

All articles of Hans Rollmann

  • Nashville religion

    A few days ago, I watched the deeply moving funeral service for Whitney Houston at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. Listening to intimate ...

  • The Gospel of John in Labrador

    Throughout Christian history, the Gospel of John has been valued for its spiritual depth. The Fourth Gospel commands special attention, with ...

  • Global Christianity's demographics are changing

    The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, a project undertaken by the non-profit Pew Research Center, gave the world a Christmas present in ...

  • A burning issue

    On this day, Dec. 10, in 1520, a monumental act of defiance took place in Germany. In the city of Wittenberg, Martin Luther burned a formal ...

  • Sunday morning at Magdalen College Chapel

    On a bright Sunday morning in early October, I walked the short distance from my quarters in Merton Street, Oxford, England, to nearby Magdalen ...

  • Pietism in Newfoundland and Labrador, Part 3

    In the past two columns, I introduced the two pillars of Continental Pietism who also inspired people and churches in the English-speaking world: ...

  • Just as one turns a hand...

    In my last column I introduced Philipp Jacob Spener, one of the continental pillars of Pietism, a world-wide Protestant renewal movement during ...

  • Waking the sleeping congregation

    An old Latin theological distinction draws attention to two kinds of Christian faith: fides quae and fides qua.The first expression, fides quae ...

  • Michael Servetus: hunted heretic

    Michael Servetus, who would become a brilliant scientist and unconventional theologian, was born 500 years ago in the Spanish city of Villanueva ...

  • Zoar Inuit find their final rest

    Named after the biblical village of Zoar ("Little"), where Lot and his family fled for refuge after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the ...