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Queen's University
 

Essays Completed by MA students in Religious Studies  

2014

Kurosh Amoui Kalareh - Self(ie)-Surveillance: Religion, Recording Instruments, and the Body (PDF - 428KB)

Morgan Oddie - The 'Great Chronicle' of a Mythic Past: The Narrativization of Ideology in the Construction of Sinhalese National Identity (PDF - 682KB)

Guy Nathaniel Townend - Fox Burials and Elephant Bones: The Possibility of Religion in a More than Human World, and Why it Matters to the Academic Study of Religion (PDF - 597KB)

Michelle Wagner - From Sin to Shekel: A Possible Choice For a 'Nice' Jewish Girl (PDF - 330KB)

Colby Winspear - Community versus Communities: The Gerasene Demoniac Depicting Authors of the Synoptic Gospels' Agendas (PDF - 504KB)

 

2013

Disciplining Madness, Disciplining Yoga

 

2012

Christmas Invented and Contested

The Tao People's Anti-Nuclear Movement:  Indigenous Religion, Presbyterian Christianity, and Environmental Protest on Orchid Island, Taiwan

Playing with God:  Towards the Creation of New Models of Religious Education

From Gods to Superheroes:  An Interpretive Reading of Comic Books and Religious Pluralism

Archives and the Event of Islamophobia:  A Case Study of the English Defence League

Words Made Manifest:  Canadian Print Media as Architects of Religion in the "Secular" Public Sphere

 

2011

Religion and Nature in Akan Culture: A Case Study of the Okyeman Foundation

Meaning Makers and Secularization:  Human Rights as an Expression of Meaning in a Post-Secular Age

"No People, No Land, No God, and No Man?"  Writing Trauma in the Jewish Poetry of Catastrophe

Rite of Passage, Kyriarchic Warrior Mentality, or Issues with Father?  Universal Elements of Male Initiation and their Potential for Men in the West

Cavanaugh's Myth-Appropriation of Ideology:  A Critical Review of The Myth of Religious Violence

Being and Becoming:  Analyzing the Negotiation of Spiritual, Religious, and Sexual Identities in Nonheterosexual British and American Young People through the Lens of Queer Theory

2010

The Greening of Chinese Daoism: Modernity, Bureaucracy and Ecology in Contemporary Chinese Religions

Daoism in Brazil: The Globalization of the Orthodox Unity (Zhengyi) Tradition

Transhumanism as a Religious Product of the West: A Comparative Analysis with Christianity

Deep Ecology and Jainism: A Critical Assessment of Theory and Practice

Evangelical Violence: Fundamentalism in Abortion Politics in the Contemporary United States

Music, Mimesis and Resistance: Destabilizing and Reimaging Traditional Constructions of Femininity in Christianity

The Uyghur and the Scholar: Competing Narratives of Ethno-religious Identity

From Wilderness to Warfare: An Examination of the radical Environmentalist Violence of the Earth Liberation Front

Blackness and Suffering in Conian Theology

Make This Your Home: The Impact of Religion on Acculturation: The Case of Canadian Khoja Nizari Isma'ilis from East Africa

Taking Account of Religious Diversity: A Case Study of Quebec's Ethics and Religious Culture Program

Nasiha and Ideology: Evolution in Religious Authority in Post-Colonial Morocco

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