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BSc (Physics), BA (Theology), BA (Philosophy)
MA (Theology), MA (Philosophy)
PhD (Philosophy), PhD (Theology)

Professor Yiftach Fehige is a philosopher and theologian with an appointment for the field of Christianity and Science at the University of Toronto Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. In accordance with his interdisciplinary training, he has developed a quite diverse research portfolio. He has been working on the metaphysics of human sexuality, the rationality of theism, the Christian-Jewish dialogue, and thought experiments. His teaching reflects these diverse research interests but focus primarily on topics concerning the relation between science and religion. Christianity in particular. He came to Canada in 2006 from Germany after a number of years in Israel. In 2012 he became a Canadian citizen. Aside from his usual work in complex relationship between science and religion or the mysteries of human sexuality, he enjoys sports very much (jogging, karate, skiing and tennis). He and his partner got married in 2009, and since then they have been on an exciting journey to expand their family, with the most recent and addition of their twins, Magnus Amos and Yael Sara.

Selected Publications 

  • “Intellectual Tennis without a Net? Thought Experiments and Theology.” Theology and Science 12 (2014): 377-394.
  • “Circumcising ‘Revelation-Based’ Thinking? On the Rationality of Inter-religious Dialogue in the Encounter between Christianity and Judaism.” Toronto Journal of Theology 29 (2014): 351-368.
  • (with Michael T. Stuart, fully collaborative co-authorship)”On the Origins of the Philosophical Investigation into Thought Experiments.” Perspectives on Science 22 (2014): 13-54. 
  • ”The Relativized A Priori and the Laboratory of the Mind: Towards a Neo-Kantian Account of Thought Experiments in Science.” Epistemologia: Italian Journal for Philosophy of Science 36 (2013): 55-73. 
  • ”Towards a Theology of Sexual Diversity: A Tightrope Walk between Christianity and Science.” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 48 (2013): 35-59. 
  • ”Poems of Productive Imagination: Thought Experiments, Christianity, and Science in Novalis.” Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 55 (2013): 54-83.