This online database contains the full-text of PhD dissertations and Masters’ theses of Wilfrid Laurier University students from 1982 forward. These documents are made available for personal study and research purposes only, in accordance with the Canadian Copyright Act and the Creative Commons license—CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works). Under this license, works must always be attributed to the copyright holder (original author), cannot be used for any commercial purposes, and may not be altered. Any other use would require the permission of the copyright holder. Students can choose to withdraw their dissertation and/or thesis from this database. For additional inquiries, please contact the repository administrator via e-mail or by telephone at 519-884-0710 ext. 2073.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Immigration, Integration and Ingestion: The Role of Food and Drink in Transnational Experience for North African Muslim Immigrants in Paris and Montréal, Rachel D. Brown

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario: Integrating Christian Principles with the Practicality of Farming, Suzanne M. Armstrong

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Canadian Christian Nationalism?: The Religiosity and Politics of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada, Leah A D McKeen

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The Reinvention of the Canadian Armed Forces Chaplaincy and the Limits of Religious Pluralism, Michael T. Peterson Rev. Dr.

The Reinvention of the Canadian Armed Forces Chaplaincy and the Limits of Religious Pluralism, Michael T. Peterson Rev. Dr.

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Masjids, Ashrams and Mazars: Transnational Sufism and the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship, Merin Shobhana Xavier

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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“COMFORT, COMFORT MY PEOPLE”: A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXAMINING DYING PERSONS’ AND THEIR CAREGIVERS’ EXPERIENCE OF SPIRITUAL CARE AS AN AID TO HAVING A GOOD DEATH IN GREY AND BRUCE COUNTIES, ONTARIO, Dwight Biggs

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Social Ethic of Religiously Unaffiliated Spirituality, Siobhan Chandler

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You Can’t Go To Zion with a Carnal Mind: Slackness and Culture in the Music of Yellowman, Brent Hagerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dhamma Education: The Transmission and Reconfiguration of the Sri Lankan Buddhist Tradition in Toronto, Deba Mitra Bhikkhu

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Interfaith Grand River: The Potential and Limits of Dialogue to Transform Participants and Impact Communities, Jonathan Andrew Napier

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But Where Will They Build Their Nest? Liberalism and Communitarian Resistance in American Cinematic Portrayals of Jewish-Gentile Romances, Holly A. Pearse

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Saltwater Sacraments and Backwoods Sins: Contemporary Atlantic Canadian Literature and the Rise of Literary Catholicism, Andrew Peter Atkinson

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Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning in Two Buddhist Centres in Toronto, Patricia Q. Campbell

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Fitting Under the Marriage Canopy: Same-Sex Weddings as Rites of Conformity in a Canadian Liberal Jewish Context, Shari Rochelle Lash

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Destruction at the root: Religious genocide in Tibet?, Jackson Elijah Sherratt

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Children's Bible story books in a Protestant church context, Louise Gilmour

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Buddhist values and ordinary life among members of the Toronto Zen Buddhist Temple, Patricia Q. Campbell

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The making of the virgin: Mary in the 'Protevangelium of James', Sherry Angela Smith

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The Bodhisattva and relationship: Thich Nhat Hanh and Rita Gross on the integration of parenting and Buddhist practice among non-Asian, North American Buddhists, Marybeth White

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Chinoiserie in the novels of Robert Hans van Gulik, Daniel Franklin Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Evangelical critical discourse and the modern world: The sources and implications of the work of Craig Gay, Stephen L. Anderson

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On the edges: Mennonite peacemakers on Christian peacemaker teams, Carolyn D. Reimer

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Heracleon: Fragments of early Valentinian exegesis. Text, translation, and commentary, Timothy James Pettipiece

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Contemporary Western representations of Jesus in Islam, Harold Chad Hillier

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Two voices (Sylvia Jamieson Sandy, Mohawk, Ontario), Judith Anne Jamieson Mitton

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Situating 2 Timothy in early Christian history, Mona Joy LaFosse

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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'Speech unhindered': A study of irony in the Acts of the Apostles, Alexander Lorne Damm

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Florence Nightingale's autobiographical notes: A critical edition of BL Add. 45844 (England), Heather Kelly

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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The Holocaust: A catalyst for theological evolution as exemplified by the writing of Dr. John T. Pawlikowski, O.S.M., David Joseph Levy

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The life stories of a woman from Rosebud: Names and naming in 'Lakota Woman' and 'Ohitika Woman' (Mary Brave Woman Olguin, South Dakota), Larissa Petrillo

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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The gospel of Denys: The central character in 'Jesus de Montreal' (Denys Arcand, Québec), Laurence William Broadhurst

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The use of "exempla" in 'Fasciculus morum', Sarah Anne Gray

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Manufacturing concern: Worthy and unworthy victims. Headline coverage of male and female victims of violence in Canadian daily newspapers, 1989 to 1992, James William Boyce

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Rebuilding the broken wall: The EFC and Canadian evangelicals, Mark Denis Chapman

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Native theological training within Canadian evangelicalism: Three case studies, Graham Gibson

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Going by the moon and the stars: Stories of two Russian Mennonite women, Pamela E. Klassen

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The person of Paul: A study in the apostle's ethical appeal, John W. Marshall

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Thomas Scott's 'The Force of Truth': A diplomatic edition from the first and final editions with introduction and notes, Gordon Bruce Rumford

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'The Book of Mutual Love' of Adam of Perseigne: A translation with a revised critical edition and commentaries (France), Bryan Trussler

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Funeral rites among Ashanti immigrants in Toronto: A case study (Ontario), Paul Adjin-Tettey

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Otto Rank's theory of cultural transition, Thomas James Clearwater

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The impact of Archbishop Oscar Romero's alliance with the struggle for liberation of the Salvadoran people: A discussion of church-state relations (El Salvador), Helen-May Eaton

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Jerome's commentary on Jonah: Translation with introduction and critical notes, Timothy Michael Hegedus

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Purity and power: A rhetorical study of the ideology of purity and defilement in the Book of Ezekiel, Armin Siedlecki

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Gender and The Search for Identity in Gwendolyn MacEwan’s Julian and Noman Stories, Anne Marie Martin

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The early Latin sources for the legend of St. Martha a study and translation with critical notes, Diane Peters

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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The role of ideology in Hebrew nation-making, Gerald Cressman

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Sumptuary guidelines in Clement of Alexandria's Paedagogus and Seneca's Epistulae morales, Stephen Crump

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A neurophysiological model of trance with practical application, Alexander Sasha Antony Marusich

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Feminist ritual healing, transformation and empowerment, Eileen R. Ormond

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Socialization or hermeneutics? The fundamental cause of conflict over sexual morals in the United Church of Canada, Derek Albert Parry

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Judean pithoi of Iron Age Eretz Israel, Penny Lynn Pearson

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The arguments of the Apocriticus a re-evaluation of the apology of macarius magnes, Benedict C. Sheehy

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Gottfried Arnold on worship a translation from Die erste Liebe, 1696, Paul Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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A Weave of Women in the context of contemporary feminism and traditional Judaism, Patricia J. Bush

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The hermeneutics of Lonergan and Gadamer: A comparison (Bernard Lonergan, Hans-Georg Gadamer), Terry Graham

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Ancient Mesopotamian concepts of death and the netherworld according to ancient literary texts, John William David McMaster

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The symbolism of the eye in Mesopotamia and Israel, Helen L. Seawright

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Stamped Greek amphora handles in Israel, Thomas C. Seawright

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Invisible presences: Virginia Woolf and biography, Stephanie Kirkwood Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Didymus the Blind on 1 Corinthians 15, Alice Thompson Croft

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The significance of female imagery in the book of Proverbs wisdom and wife compared, Anna Doris Piskorowski

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Religious Sanctuaries in Ancient Cyprus During the Iron Age, Lenia Chamberlain

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Anglican and Reformed: Ecumenism and Confessionalism in the Perspective of the Reformation, Timothy Ronald Cooke

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“The Greatest Human Travail”: Faith and the Context of Rhetoric in Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on a Road, James Cameron Hall

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A Short History of the Anabaptists of High and Low Germany: A Diplomatic Edition with Introduction and Notes, E. Hugh K. Hill

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A Reconstruction of the Contributions of Mitanni to the Ancient Near East, Richard E. Jarol

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The Scarboro Foreign Mission Society, 1955-1968: The Implications of the Social Dimensions of Faith for a Missionary Endeavour, Erin Frances Phillips

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The Samaria Region During the Israelite Period: An Urban Study, Olaf Johannes Bogh Poulsen

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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The evolution of modern Catholic social teaching on labour and social justice, Hugh J. Campbell

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The Paleolithic mother: Man's first God?, Patricia Frances Dutton

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The temporal-eternal continuum of C.S. Lewis, Paul Medford Knowles

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The institution of betrothal in the early rabbinical literature, Emma McLennan

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The stations of the cross: A calculated trap?, Susan D. Shantz

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Hosea's contribution to Israel's covenant thought, Byron L. Wheaton

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A critique of the nouthetic counseling technique of Jay E. Adams, Roger Clayton White

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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American fundamentalism and nuclear deterrence a critique, Glen Robert Amy

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A theological assessment of Paulo Freire's view of education in terms of the perspective of Juergen Moltmann, Janice Davies

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Imagining God a critical review of the theology and method of Gordon D. Kaufman, H. Victor Froese

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A comparison of the theology of salvation in the teachings of Martin Luther and Joseph Smith, Jr, Gordon Frank Hodgins

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The Late Bronze Age temple in Palestine, Thomas Glen Lee

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Mythos and metaphor in the Apocalypse Northrop Frye's literary criticism applied to the Book of Revelation, Daniel Nightswander

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Emil Brunner's theological anthropology a Neo-Thomistic critique, Arden Paul Schellert

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Meaning in ancient synagogue art a study in methodology, Ruth M. Vale

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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The rib in the Book of Job, John MacLaren Evans

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The concept of the object relation in the writings of Gotthard Booth, M.D.: An example of an emerging paradigm in medicine, Thomas Charles Foster

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The role of the mystic actor at the decline of civilization, Susan Dunlop Harper

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The Cylinder Seals of Late Bronze Age Palestine as Indicators of Hurrian Influence, Mary-Louise Mussell

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Approaching The Scarlet Letter: Spatiality as theme and method, Susan L. Scott

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The Kingston Harbourfront site: An evaluation of urban development (Ontario), Warren Bruce Stewart

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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Suspicious-disclosure and the dialectic of self-appropriation in Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutics, Blaine Allen Barclay

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Daughters of a jesting God: The religious sensibility of Margaret Laurence, Patricia Stibbards-Watt

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

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The Significance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Today, Veronica Ertis-Kojima

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Anti-Judaism in the Gospel of St. Matthew, Linda Joanne Lubin

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The Lilies Yawn, The Tiger Sleeps: Towards an Understanding of Subjective and Biographical Knowing, Pamela Valerie Morgan

Theses/Dissertations from 1980

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An Examination of Personal Salvation in the Theology of North American Evangelicalism: On the Road to a Theology of Social Justice, Robert F.J. Gmeindl

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Caspar Schwenckfeld’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: A Translation and Critical Introduction, Fred A. Grater

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Glass in the Roman Empire: History, Technology, and Typology, W.E. Nassau

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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The Influence of the “Memorandum” of the Most Rev. Philip Carrington, Archbishop of Quebec, in Revising the Liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer 1959 Canada, William R. Blott