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Faculty

Rev. Dr. H. Daniel Zacharias
Associate DeanProfessor of New Testament StudiesDirector of Master of Arts (Theology) ProgramLiaison to NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning CommunityDirector of Hayward Lectures
PHONE: 1-902-585-1682EMAIL: danny.zacharias@acadiau.caOFFICE #: 109

Danny grew up in Winnipeg (Treaty 1 territory), with his maternal ancestors (Cree/Anishinaabe) inhabiting the areas of Treaty 1 and Treaty 5 territory for many generations. After completing his Bachelor of Arts at Providence College, he and his wife Maria moved to Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) to complete his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (Theology) at Acadia Divinity College. While working part-time at ADC, Danny completed his PhD in New Testament studies through Highland Theological College (University of Aberdeen). During his time serving at ADC, Danny also completed the process of ordination with the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada and serves regularly in his local church. Danny also carries administrative responsibilities relating to the Master of Arts (Theology) program and the Hayward lectures. In July 2022, he began serving as Associate Dean responsible for curriculum.  In addition to his role at ADC, Danny is a faculty member of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community. More than any of these achievements, Danny is most proud to call Maria his wife, Lex, Jack, and Hudson his sons, and Ella-Rose his daughter.

EDUCATION

BA (Providence College)
MDiv (Acadia University)
MA (Theology) (Acadia University)
PhD (University of Aberdeen / Highland Theological College)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Gospel of Matthew
Indigenous theologies
Biblical interpretations
Eco-theology and theologies of land

COURSES COMMONLY TAUGHT

Interpreting the New Testament
Gospel of Matthew
Luke-Acts
Gospel of John 

SELECT MEDIA / PUBLICATIONS

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