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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...

  • Cruel but Not Unusualby Ramona Alaggia; Cathy Vine

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 44.95

    Violence in families and intimate relationships affects a significant proportion of the population-from very young children to the elderly. Although no one is immune to violence, some groups are particularly vulnerable. Cruel but Not Unusual: Violence in Canadian Families is the first book to offer a national survey of the latest research and practice,... 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...

  • The Life Writings of Mary Baker McQuestenby Mary J. Anderson

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 16.95

    How did a privileged Victorian matron, newly widowed and newly impoverished, manage to raise and educate her six young children and restore her family to social prominence? Mary Baker McQuesten's personal letters, 155 of which were carefully selected by Mary J. Anderson, tell the story. In her uninhibited style, in letters mostly to her children,... 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...

  • Studies in the Book of Jobby Walter E. Aufrecht

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    The four essays in this volume present an overview of current issues in studies of the book of Job. The opening essay, by Williams, deals with major aspects of Joban research: new commentaries, Near Eastern backgrounds, textual criticism, language and vocabulary, literary criticism, dating problems, and theological ideas. The remaining essays focus... 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...

  • Babies for the Nationby Denyse Baillargeon; W. Donald Wilson

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 42.95

    Described by some as a "necropolis for babies," the province of Quebec in the early twentieth century recorded infant mortality rates, particularly among French-speaking Catholics, that were among the highest in the Western world. This "bleeding of the nation" gave birth to a vast movement for child welfare that paved the way for a medicalization... 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...

  • From Civil Strife to Peace Buildingby Hany Besada

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 42.95

    From Civil Strife to Peace Building examines peace-building efforts in the fragile West African states of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire, with a focus on the role of the private sector in leading the reconstruction initiatives. Given that aid and debt relief, the traditional remedies for dependency and underdevelopment, have not been... more...