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Sylvia Keesmaat

Dr. Sylvia C. Keesmaat taught Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics at the Institute for Christian Studies for ten years. In 2004 she left full-time academia to pursue her interests in sustainable living. Currently, she is Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Christian Studies and at the Toronto School of Theology. She is also an instructor in the Creation Care Studies Program in Belize. Since 2013, Sylvia is the Biblical Scholar in Residence for the Deanery of Victoria-Haliburton of the Diocese of Toronto, Anglican Church of Canada. Dr. Keesmaat is the author of Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire (with Brian Walsh, [2004]), Paul and His Story: (Re)Interpreting the Exodus Tradition (1999), and editor of The Advent of Justice (1994). She is currently writing a book on the Epistle to the Romans, and preparing to write one on creation in the New Testament. Dr. Keesmaat speaks frequently on issues related to biblical faith and creation care, sustainable living and radical discipleship. She earned her Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014 and lives on an organic solar powered farm with her husband, Brian Walsh.