Ronald Charles

Ronald Charles

Associate Professor
Ph. D. (Early Christianity), Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
Nicholson Tower
(902) 867-5934

Research Interests

Interdisciplinary study of Christian literature (canonical and extra-canonical), Pauline literature, Second Temple Jewish History and literature, Postcolonial and Diaspora Studies, Method and Theory in the academic study of Religion.

Recent Publications


The Silencing of Slaves in early Jewish and Christian Writings. London and New York: Routledge, 2019.

Paul and the Politics of Diaspora. Minneapolis: Fortess Press, 2014.
Traductions Bibliques Créoles et Préjugés Linguistiques. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2015.
Current book project"From Homelessness to Home: The Transformation of Early Christian Discourse."


"Traveling Sons: Tobias and the Prodigal Son in motion." Novum Testamentum 60 (2018) 247-267.

“Paul and Plutarch on Religion.” Early Christianity, 8,2 (2017) 199-217.

"Intrepréter Paul au pluriel:  Une illustration à partir de 1 Corinthiens 5, 1-5." Studies in Religion/Science Religieuses 45.4 (2016) 600-611.

“Rahab: A Righteous Whore in James.” Neotestamentica 45.2 (2011) 206-220.

“Interpreting the Book of Revelation in the Haitian context.” Black Theology: An International Journal 9.2 (2011) 177-198.

“Une lecture narrative de Joseph et Aséneth à la lumière du motif de la “nouvelle création.” Science et Esprit  63/1 (2011) 73-84.

 “The report of 1 Corinthians 5 in critical dialogue with Foucault.” The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, vol. 11 no. 1, Special issue, Michel Foucault and St. Paul (Winter 2010) 142-158.

 “Hybridity and the Letter of Aristeas.” Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman Periods 40 (2009) 242-259.

“A Postcolonial reading of Joseph and Aseneth.” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Vol. 18.4 (2009) 265-283.

 “Q as a question from a postcolonial point of view.” Black Theology: An International Journal 7.2 (August 2009) 182-199.