The Evolution of Atheism

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

Performing the Reformation

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

Five Times Daily

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.

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Addressing Islamophobia

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