Alan L. Hayes

Professor of Church History in the Bishops Frederick and Heber Wilkinson Chair,
Wycliffe College, University of Toronto



Links to my historical websites

Web resources for approaches to the history of Christianity (historiography)

Web resources for the study of early Christian history (to A.D. 843)

Web resources for the study of Anglican history and theology

Web resources for the study of Canadian Christianity since 1960

Web resources for the study of Indigenous Christianity in Canada (in process)

Web resources for the study of war and peace (old site from 2003)


My background and interests:

I had my formal education at Pomona College, Claremont, California (BA) and at McGill University in Montreal (BD, PhD). I completed my doctoral thesis on a topic in the English Reformation, with the assistance of a Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship. My general area of research and writing remains the history of Christiantiy. I have a particular interest in Anglican history, Canadian Christian history, and the history of Indigenous–settler relations in Canada.

I was appointed in 1975 to teach Church history at Wycliffe College, and I remain there today. I was seconded part-time to the Toronto School of Theology as its director from 2007 to 2018.

I was "church review editor" of Anglican and Episcopal History from 2003 to 2011. Link to information about church reviews.

I was ordained an Anglican priest in 1989, and have served churches in the dioceses of Toronto and Niagara, mainly on a voluntary and honorary basis. I'm an honorary canon of the cathedral for the Anglican diocese of Niagara.

I've written several books, articles, encyclopedia entries, and popular columns. The University of Illinois Press has information about Anglicans in Canada: Controversy and Identity in Historical Perspective.

I'm married to a United Church minister. We have two daughters, and three granddaughters.



A brief curriculum vitae (pdf format)