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

  • Apocalypse postponed: the sequel

    I began my career as a monthly religion columnist for the Telegram 14 years ago with a column asking, “Is the end near?” At that time, October ...

  • From Moravia to Labrador

    It is Friday, the first day of a conference on missionaries from Moravia in Greenland and Labrador. I am finally in the homeland of the Brethren ...

  • The parson and the doctor

    In August 1892, a lad of 17 from Bareneed, Conception Bay, joined his brothers following in their father’s footsteps to fish cod each summer in ...

  • Physical Christianity

    Too often, religion is presented as if it were merely an idea, a mental construct or a doctrine to receive our assent or rejection. For children, ...

  • Exploring history of priests and judges

    1729, an uneven year that does not appear at first sight to be a candidate for celebration, is nevertheless an important date for the history of ...

  • When human rights and religious traditions clash

    Two weeks ago, a state court in Cologne, Germany, decided that a fundamental religious initiation rite among Muslims and Jews is illegal. ...

  • The baptism of St. John

    On the Monday nearest to June 24, people in St. John’s celebrate St. John’s Day.According to tradition, John Cabot discovered the island of ...

  • Music and faith in Labrador

    I have just returned from an invigorating heritage forum that the Nunatsiavut government organized in Makkovik, Labrador. On the departing ...

  • Belief in God

    In my last column, I focused on the new president of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, who was a pastor and human rights advocate ...

  • A faith-based quest for freedom

    As I write, Joachim Gauck has been elected with a large majority as the new president of the Federal Republic of Germany. He becomes his ...