Dr. Mark Yenson

 Mark Yenson

Dr. Mark Yenson

Associate Academic Dean/Professor

Email: Mark.Yenson@kings.uwo.ca


  • BA - English at the University of British Columbia
  • MA  - English at the University of Toronto
  • M. Div. - University of St. Michael's College
  • Ph.D.  - Theology at the University of St. Michael's College  


  • Religious Studies 1027E: Introduction to Catholic Christianity
  • Religious Studies 2205F/G: The Emergence of the Christian Tradition
  • Religious Studies 2218F/G: The Christian Tradition
  • Religious Studies 2271F/G: Why the Church?
  • Religious Studies 3301F/G: Interpreting the Catholic Tradition


Patristic Theology, Christology, Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar

My doctoral research focused on the Christology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, specifically on the structural affinities with Neo-Chalcedonian Christology as expressed in the thought of Maximus the Confessor, and on the implications for a theology of the knowledge and consciousness of Christ. My present research continues to interrogate the theological and historiographical presuppositions of contemporary readings of patristic thought, particularly in Trinitarian theology and Christology.

Selected Publications

“Battered Hearts and the Trinity of Compassion: Women, the Cross and Kenosis.” The Way 45/1 (Jan 2006): 51-65.