André Gagné



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André Gagné joined Concordia in 2008 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology.  There he teaches courses in the New Testament and Early Christian Literature and History. In 2011 he was promoted to Associate Professor with early tenure, and accepted the Dean’s offer for a cross-appointment to the Department of Religion in 2012. In 2013, Dr. Gagné became coordinator of the activities of the Christianity and Late Antiquity Research Group (CLARG) at Concordia University. CLARG is associated to the GRECAT (Groupe de recherche sur le christianisme et l’antiquité tardive) at l’Université Laval.

Dr. Gagné specializes in New Testament Studies and Apocryphal/Gnostic literature (Nag Hammadi Library, Gospel of Judas, etc.). In 2010, he received the “Concordia Council on Student Life Outstanding Contribution Award” in recognition of his excellence in teaching and attentive mentoring of students. The same year, he was given the “Dean’s New Scholar Award” for his scholarly achievement as a tenure-track faculty member. Dr. Gagné is a collaborator on the international project of the “Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi” (BCNH) based at l’Université Laval (Quebec City). He is responsible for the publication of the critical edition, translation and commentary of the Gospel of Thomas in the BCNH collection.

In 2009, Dr. Gagné founded the Nag Hammadi Seminar which he now co-facilitates with Dr. Carly Daniel-Hughes. This weekly graduate seminar meets in the Religion Department and brings together students and faculty to study the Coptic language and Gnostic materials from Egypt.

Selected publications

Books

L’Évangile selon Thomas (NH 11,2). (Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi, section “Textes”). Louvain, Peeters; Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval (in progress).

The Gospel according to Thomas. (Apocryphes). Turnhout, Brepols (in progress).

En marge du canon biblique: études sur les écrits apocryphes juifs et chrétiens. (Coll. L’écriture de la Bible 2). Paris: Cerf, 2012 [edited with J.-F. Racine).

Le Vivant qui fait vivre. Esprit, éthique et résurrection dans le Nouveau Testament. Mélanges offerts à la professeure Odette Mainville. (Sciences bibliques; études 22). Montréal: Médiaspaul, 2011. [edited with A. Gignac and S. Paquette Lessard].

Articles/Book chapters

“Structure and Meaning in Gos. Thom. 49-53. An Erotapokritic Teaching on Identity and Eschatology.” In The Apocryphal Gospels within the Context of Early Christian Theology. (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 260). Edited by J. Schröter. Leuven: Peeters, 529-37.

“Jésus, la lumière et le Père Vivant. Principe de gémellité dans l’Évangile selon Thomas.” Apocrypha 23 (2013): 209-21.

“Sectarianism, Secrecy and Self Definition: Relational Features between Jesus, the Disciples and the Outsiders.” In Jesus in Continuum. (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, Reihe I; 289). Edited by T. HOLMÉN. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012, p. 223-42.

“Le Fils engendré du Luc, messie prophétique (Lc 3.21-22) et royal (Ac 2.33). De la critique textuelle à la critique rédactionnelle.” in Le Vivant quit fait vivre. Esprit, éthique et résurrection dans le Nouveau Testament. Mélanges offerts à la professeure Odette Mainville. (Sciences bibliques). Edited by A. GAGNE, A. GIGNAC and S. PAQUETTE LESSARD. Montréal: Médiaspaul, 2011, p. 187-215 [with S. Paquette Lessard].

“Connaissance, identité et androgynéité. Conditions du salut dans l’Évangile selon Thomas.” in Pratiques et constructions du corps en christianisme. Actes du 42ième congrés de Société canadienne de théologie. (Héritage et Projet 75). Edited by M. ALLARD, D. COUTURE and J.-G. NADEAU. Montreal: Fides, 2009, p. 131-47.

“La Visite de Dieu dans l’instruction sur les Deux Esprits (1QS 3:13 – 4:26): Caractérisation de la communauté de Qumrân et de ses ennemis.” in Defining Identities: We, You, and the Other in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Proceedings of the Fifth Meeting of the IOQS in Groningen. (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 70). Edited by F. GARCIA MARTINEZ and M. POPOVIĆ. Leiden: Brill, 2008, p. 205-16.

“A Critical Note on the Meaning of APOPHASIS in Gospel of Judas 33:1” Laval théologique et philosophique 63 (2007): 377-383.