© Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion / Corporation canadienne des Sciences Religieuses
The following articles were first presented as papers at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion / Société canadienne pour l'étude de la religion, held at l'Université Laval, May 25, 2001, in a session entitled ``The legacy of Dr. David Kinsley.'' They have been revised for ``Oeuvre en vue.'' Each of the following articles examines an aspect of Kinsley's work and his impact on the scholarly community and upon academic thought in Canada and abroad. Each was written by a student of David Kinsley and each is witness to the import of his life and the body of work he produced. Patricia Dold's and Hillary Rodrigues' articles examine Kinsley's scholarship on Hindu goddesses and the manner in which his work became paradigmatic for thinking about the goddess, Hindu and otherwise. Anne Pearson's article examines the manner in which Kinsley's teaching influenced her own teaching and scholarship. Both John Duggan and Thomas Parkhill look at Kinsley's methodology and the uniqueness of his approach to life, academic and otherwise. In turn, Duggan and Parkhill examine the impact of this approach on their own scholarship. David Kinsley had a peculiar way of ``rubbing off'' on those whom he encountered, whether in the classroom or outside of it. Together, these essays are but a small indication of his legacy.