Stephen LeDrew. The Evolution of Atheism: The Politics of a Modern Movement. Oxford UP, 2015.
The concept of evolution is widely considered to be a foundational building block in atheist thought. Leaders of the New Atheist movement have taken Darwin’s … Read more
Jennifer Selby. Questioning French Secularism: Gender Politics and Islam in a Parisian Suburb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, this book examines how contemporary secularism in France is positioned as a guarantor of women’s rights. Selby argues … Read more
Barry Stephenson. Performing the Reformation: Public Ritual in the City of Luther. Oxford University Press, 2010.
The home of Martin Luther for thirty six years and seat of the German Reformation, Wittenberg, Germany is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. … Read more
Prudence Etkin: “Laïcité and the Private-Public Binary: French Law in the ‘Baby Loup’ Case,” under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Selby. (2016)… Read more
Scott Royle, Five Times Daily: The Dynamics of Prayer Worship Among Muslim Immigrants in St. John’s, NL,” under the supervision of Dr. Barry Stephenson. (2016)
Abstract:This thesis explores the ritual of prayer among Muslim immigrants in the city of St.
Addressing Islamophobia in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) engages the community to respond to Islamophobia and xenophobic discrimination.
The goal of the project is to increase local knowledge about countering Islamophobia and xenophobic discrimination, and to foster the development of community-wide … Read more
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Each year, the Religious Studies Department host the Text and Context Symposium, an opportunity for faculty to present work in progress, and provide a forum for graduate students to gain practical experience in preparing and delivering a conference paper. This … Read more