Irving Hexham
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Irving Hexham

Irving Hexham is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary and adjunct Professor at both Liverpool Hope University, England, and Northwest University, South Africa. He has published twenty-seven academic books, including "Understanding Cults and New Religions," with his wife Karla Poewe (Eerdmans, 1986), and "Religion and Economic Thought," ed. with Walter Block (Fraser Institute, 1986), "The Concise Dictionary of Religion," (IVP, 1993), and "Understanding World Religions" (Zondervan, 2011), plus ninety-one major academic articles and chapters in books, numerous popular articles, and book reviews. He completed a report for the United Nations’ refugee agency on religious conflict in Africa and another for the Canadian Government’s Department of Canadian Heritage in 2002. He is listed in "Who’s Who in Canada" and various scholarly directories. In 2008, he was honored at the historic Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, with a Festschrift, "Border Crossings: Explorations of an Interdisciplinary Historian" (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag). Leaving school at the age of fifteen he served a six year apprenticeship in gas engineering before becoming a manager with the North Western Gas Board in England. Encouraged by Dr. Francis Schaeffer and Ranald Macaulay he gave up his career in the gas industry to enter university and become an academic. This latest book is "Engaging World Religions" which is due to be published at the end of May, 2019.
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