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


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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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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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Who Stole Brother Andre's Heart?


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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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