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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 7, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Barry Stephenson

Contract Academic Staff

Contact Information

Office Location: RCW 318

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Academic Background

B.A. (Waterloo)

M.A. (Laurier)

Ph.D. (Calgary)


Research Areas:

Christianity, Modernity and Secularism
Ritual Studies
Religion and Literature

Additional Information

Dr. Stephenson holds a PhD from the University of Calgary, in the History of Religious Movements and Institutions, focusing on Christianity and Modern Culture. His research deals with the interdisciplinary fields of ritual studies and religion and literature. His publications include Performing the Reformation: Public Ritual in the City of Luther (Oxford University Press, 2010), Veneration and Revolt: Hermann Hesse and Swabian Pietism (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009) and numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His current research deals with the abandonment and transformation of ritual sites and sacred places.