Books – Religion
A Global History of Place and Sustainability
A comparative global history of Mennonites from the ground up.
Returning to Ceremony
Spirituality in Manitoba Métis Communities
A homecoming through ceremony.
Children, Corporal Punishment, Christian Theologies, and Reconciliation
Contesting corporal punishment.
Catholic Missionaries and the Idea of Civilization in Northwestern Saskatchewan, 1845–1898
A thorough examination of the Oblates’ evolving definition of Métis.
A Culture’s Catalyst
Historical Encounters with Peyote and the Native American Church in Canada
Psychiatrists, peyote, and the Native American Church of Canada.
Listening to Mennonites Contest the Modern World
A simple life in the modern world.
Rekindling the Sacred Fire
Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality
A study of Métis and Anishinaabe spirituality.
Louis Riel and the Creation of Modern Canada
Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State
A political study of the role Louis Riel has played, and continues to play, in our conception of Canadian political identity.
St. John’s College
Faith and Education in Western Canada
Winnipeg’s St. John’s College is one of the oldest educational institutions in western Canada. Its roots go back to the Red River Settlement in the 1850s when it first began as a school for the English-speaking children of the employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Following the college through its many permutations, J.M. Bumsted provides a fascinating history of the birth and growth of post-secondary education in western Canada.
Preserving the Sacred
Historical Perspectives on the Ojibwa Midewiwin
The Midewiwin is the traditional religious belief system central to the world view of Ojibwa in Canada and the US. The rituals of the Midewiwin were observed by many 19th century Euro-Americans, most of whom approached these ceremonies with hostility and suspicion. As a result, although there were many accounts of the Midewiwin published in the 19th century, they were often riddled with misinterpretations and inaccuracies. Historian Michael Angel compares the early texts written about the Midewiwin, and identifies major, common misconceptions in these accounts.