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Wilfrid Laurier University Press

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  • Where I Come Fromby Vijay Agnew

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 16.95

    "Where do you come from?" When Vijay Agnew first immigrated to Canada people would often ask her "Where do you come from?" She thought it a simple, straightforward question, and would answer in the same simple, straightforward manner, by telling them where she had been born and where she grew up. But over the years she learned that many so-called... more...

  • Developments in Buddhist Thoughtby Roy C. Amore

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Nine Canadian scholars of Buddhism consider philosophical and cultural issues in Buddhist thought. Part I, ?On Being,? discusses the philosophical problem of Being in the school of the Middle Way, Madhyamika Buddhism, and in the Tantric School of Mahayana Buddhism. Part II, ?On the Indian Milieu,? surveys Hindu views of Buddhism and explores Buddhism?s... more...

  • Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success in Sardis and Smyrnaby Richard S. Ascough

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    This volume, one in a series of books examining religious rivalries, focuses in detail on the religious dimension of life in two particular Roman cities: Sardis and Smyrna. The essays explore the relationships and rivalries among Jews, Christians, and various Greco-Roman religious groups from the second century bce to the fourth century ce. The... more...

  • Religious Studies in Manitoba and Saskatchewanby John M. Badertscher; Gordon Harland; Roland E. Miller

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 46.95

    This fourth volume in a series of state-of-the-art reviews of religious studies programs in Canadian provinces traces the formative role of religion in the establishment of the universities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Despite strong roots in denominational colleges, with their confessionally oriented study of religion, by the 1960s, "there was... more...

  • Baptism, Peace and the State in the Reformed and Mennonite Traditionsby Ross T. Bender; Alan P.F. Sell

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    What are the most significant points at issue between the Reformed and Mennonite communions?Baptism, peace and church-state relations? Is there a way forward? In the hope that there may be, the contributors to this book attempt to clear the way to closer relations between Reformed and Mennonites by careful scholarly discussion of the traditionally... more...

  • Persons - What Philosophers Say about Youby Warren Bourgeois

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    Can a person suffer radical change and still be the same person? Are there human beings who are not persons at all? Western philosophers, from the ancient Greeks to contemporary thinkers, gave the concept of "person" great importance in their discussions. They saw it as crucial to our understanding of our world and our place in it. Prompted... more...

  • Mark's Other Gospelby Scott G. Brown

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    Did the evangelist Mark write two versions of his gospel? According to a letter ascribed to Clement of Alexandria, Mark created a second, more spiritual edition of his gospel for theologically advanced Christians in Alexandria. Clement's letter contains two excerpts from this lost gospel, including a remarkably different account of the raising of... more...

  • Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelleyby Helen M. Buss; D.L. Macdonald; Anne McWhir

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    Pioneers in life writing, Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), and Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein (1818 ), are now widely regarded as two of the leading writers of the Romantic period. They are both responsible for opening up new possibilities for women in genres traditionally dominated by men. ... more...

  • Bearing Witnessby Kathryn Carter; Laurie Elit

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 12.95

    Bearing Witness is a collection of stories from women who went through the diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and treatment for it, only to find that the cancer recurred and any hope of recovery was gone. These women represent a spectrum of ages, ethnic backgrounds, marital circumstances, and professional experiences. From their stories we learn how... more...

  • The Dominion of Youthby Cynthia Comacchio

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Adolescence, like childhood, is more than a biologically defined life stage: it is also a sociohistorical construction. The meaning and experience of adolescence are reformulated according to societal needs, evolving scientific precepts, and national aspirations relative to historic conditions. Although adolescence was by no means a "discovery" of... more...