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Maxine Hancock

Professor Emerita, Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology
BEd, MA, PhD (University of Alberta); DHum (Honorary, Trinity Western University)
Maxine Hancock was Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology at Regent College from 1998 to 2007, after which time she became Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology.

In addition to her present role, Maxine Hancock is an author, speaker, and broadcaster. Her many books and articles have gained a wide audience and won awards from the Canada Council, the Canadian Church Press, and the Evangelical Press Association (US). Some of her earlier publications combine life experience and theological reflection, and include Living on Less and Liking It More; Re-evaluating Your Commitments; and Love Knows No Difference: Learning to Give and Receive. Maxine Hancock’s publications also include academic work on seventeenth-century narrative prose, as well as a collection of short essays, Gold from the Fire: Postcards from a Prairie Pilgrimage.

She has been honoured with the Word Guild’s Leslie K. Tarr Award (1990) for her contribution to Christian writing in Canada, and the Leading Women’s Award in Communications and Media (2004) for her leadership in communicating the Christian faith in Canada.

Maxine Hancock and her husband now live in Nova Scotia. They have four adult children.

Areas of expertise

Late Renaissance Non-Dramatic Literature
Seventeenth-Century Devotional Poetry
Spiritual Pilgrimage

Courses Taught

  • INDS 638 - Spiritual Pilgrimage: Image and Experience
  • SPIR 638 - Spiritual Pilgrimage: Image and Experience

Media & Publications

  • Living on Less and Liking it More Book Publication
  • Re-evaluating Your Commitments Book Publication
  • Love Knows No Difference: Learning to Give and Receive Book Publication
  • Gold from the Fire: Postcards from a Prairie Pilgrimage Book Publication
  • Maxine Hancock on the Word Guild Awards Blog

Maxine Hancock was Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology at Regent College from 1998 to 2007, after which time she became Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology. In addition to her present role, Dr. Hancock is an author, speaker, and broadcaster. Her many books and articles have gained a wide audience and won awards from the Canada Council, the Canadian Church Press, and the Evangelical Press Association (US). Some of her earlier publications combine life experience and theological reflection, and include Living on Less and Liking it More; Re-evaluating Your Commitments; and Love Knows No Difference: Learning to Give and Receive. Dr. Hancock’s publications also include academic work on seventeenth-century narrative prose, as well as a collection of short essays, Gold from the Fire: Postcards from a Prairie Pilgrimage. She has been honoured with the Word Guild’s Leslie K. Tarr Award (1990) for her contribution to Christian writing in Canada, and the Leading Women’s Award in Communications and Media (2004) for her leadership in communicating the Christian faith in Canada. Dr. Hancock and her husband now live in Nova Scotia. They have four adult children.