Dawn in the West: How the Thought of Indigenous People ushered in Modernity


Karl Girardet, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 

This book argues that the Indigenous peoples of colonial North America won the war of ideas with their European interlocutors: not just once, but twice.  

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Listen to Emma Anderson's lecture: The Unrecognized Impact of Native American Thought upon Europe - UChicago Divinity School

Listen to Emma Anderson's lecture: Christianity and Culture Langan Lecture: Dawn in the West - The Langan Lecture, Toronto University 

Emma with novelists Randy Boyagoda (left) and Margaret Atwood (right) at the event

  

Rich and Strange: Catholic Relics in the Modern Age

 

The book contends that study of the most venerated and unusual Catholic relics in Canada generates unique insights into both Canadian religious history and the continuing power of relics in the Catholic imaginary, even in the modern world.  

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Watch Emma's lecture: Death and the Maiden: The Live and Afterlife of Kateri Tekakwitha 
Chicago Catholic Studies Lecture held at the University of Illinois, March 29, 2023 (Introduced by Professor Laura Dingeldein)

Who Stole Brother Andre's Heart? (Co-authored with Mark Bourrie)


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During the night of March 15-16, 1973, the preserved heart of the famed miracle-man of Montreal – Frère André - was stolen from its locked reliquary in Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. 

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The Church of Wolves
 

The Church of Wolves is my first novel.  It is set in the horrific upsurge of violence unleashed by the Catholic Church on the “Cathar” or “Albigensian” heretics of the Occitan region of France in the thirteenth century.

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