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

  • ‘For them, it’s all about the name’

    In Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Enlightenment drama “Nathan the Wise,” an eloquent plea for religious tolerance, Sittah — the sister of Saladin, ...

  • The Queen’s Letter

    At 8:30 in the morning of June 9, 1846, a glue pot boiled over in Hamlin’s cabinet-making shop on George Street and started a devastating fire ...

  • Local Pentecostals mark centennial

    One hundred years ago, in the afternoon of Easter Sunday, April 16, 1911, in an unremarkable wooden rental building on New Gower Street, Bethesda ...

  • German Catholic theologians respond to crisis

    Responding to a deepening crisis and what many find to be an inadequate response from the church’s leadership in the wake of many revelations of ...

  • King James Bible celebrates its 400th anniversary

    Four hundred years ago, Robert Barker, printer to the King, published a large, heavy folio volume that left a formidable imprint not only on the ...

  • ‘True Grit’ vs. modern morality

    Year’s end brought several worthwhile new films, among them “The King’s Speech” and a remake of “True Grit,” the classic Western that earned the ...

  • A memorable voyage to Ungava Bay

    In this new year, 2011, we may celebrate the 200th anniversary of a remarkable voyage of exploration. Jonathan, an Inuit captain from Hopedale — ...

  • Meditations for women with depression

    “Mysticism” and “mystics” may often convey a sense of exotic and extreme, if not fanatical, religion. Yet in the history of religions, mystics ...

  • What lies hereafter

    Clint Eastwood’s new film, “Hereafter,” presents the encounter with death in three individuals: a psychic, played by Matt Damon, who considers ...

  • Religion 400 years ago

    Twice this summer, I had the pleasure of visiting Cupids, which is celebrating the 400th anniversary of its beginning. In August, archeologist ...