Dr. Matt Hoven

Associate Professor

Peter and Doris Kule Chair in Catholic Religious Education

As a professor at St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, I examine the educational dynamic within religion and the religious dynamic in education. I explore different forms of religious education, whether in Catholic schooling, the religion classroom, or on ice rinks or basketball courts.

People often overlook historical and contemporary connections between sport and religion. They downplay sport's significance or limit religion's reach. I want to change that.

Book Release

My latest book, On the Eighth Day: A Catholic Theology of Sport, has been published through Cascade Books and is now available for purchase on Amazon.