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Master's Theses

July 2013 -- Our Institutional Repository now includes fullsome descriptions of our masters theses and in many cases also the full thesis itself.  The list below will not be updated and will become incomplete over time. This page remains here temporarily only so that people's bookmarks don't break right away.  If this applies to you, please replace that bookmark with the page linked to below.

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Listed by year of completion and alphabetically by surname:

Ryan M. Euverman,
 Pumping intuitions and making practice different: Richard Rorty's 'intuitive' account of reference and truth, 2010.

Janet Read, Metaphoric truth: seeing and saying in Merleau-Ponty and Ricoeur, and a broader ethics via Zuidervaart, 2010.

Joseph Tang, Before or outside the text: a comparative study on Jean-Luc Marion and Paul Ricoeur's idea of revelation, 2010.

Christopher J.M. D'Angelo, Written into the land: use, identity and the human awakening to an eloquent creation, 2009.

Paul Hubble, A certainty of death: appreciating human animalhood, 2009.

Robert A. Brink, Education and political authority: procedure, jurisdiction, substantive goodness and the specificity of schools, 2008.

Sara L. Gerritsma, From paradox to possibility: gauging the unique contribution of Christian voices to the public discussion of ecological crisis, 2008.

Richard Greydanus, 'All that man has and is': a study of the historiographical concerns guiding the work of Christopher Dawson, 2008.

Jeffrey S. Hocking, Freedom un/limited: a sympathetic critique of libertarian freedom in the open theism of Clark Pinnock, 2008.

Daniel E. Jesse, Theologizing in vain: a dialogue with Ellul between truth and reality, 2008.

Noah Martin, An introduction of Lacanian psychoanalysis: Seminars 1 and 2, 2008.

Christopher R. Allers, Taking Hannah Arendt to church: toward a renewed appreciation of the mutuality between moral philosophy and religious life and culture, 2007.

Stuart Jeffrey Basden, From ground to ocean: Robinson and Keller at the beginnings of divinity, 2007.

Michael John Mols, Bernard of Clairvaux on the Song of Songs: a contemporary encounter with contemplative aspirations, 2007.

Yvana Mols, Weil, truth and life: Simone Weil and ancient pedagogy as a way of life, 2007.

Tricia K. Van Dyk, Natality from chaos: Hannah Arendt and democratic education, 2007.

Stephen John Zylstra, Teleology in the thought of William of Ockham, 2007.

Allyson Ann Dziedzic, Truth in art: a dialogue with Gadamer, 2006.

Benjamin Groenewold, Kingfishers and criteria: a new approach to the engineering design method, 2006.

Kristina E. Jung, Rosa Luxemburg: first socialist feminist, 2006.

Jennifer Neufeld, A 'sex'tet on love: new visions for female subjectivity and mutuality, 2006.

Adam Benjamin Smith, Discourse and the common good: legitimation and plurality in Habermas and MacIntyre, 2006.

Natasja VanderBerg, Sexually transforming salvation: a reading of Luce Irigaray's insistence on sexual difference, 2006.

Tom Atfield, Reading 'The Brothers Karamazov' in Burundi, 2005.

Neal DeRoo, Confluent confessions: the flowing together of deconstruction and/as religious confession, 2005.

Matthew J. Klaasen, The nature of critical theory and its fate: Adorno vs. Habermas, Ltd., 2005.

Michele Leaman, Love's circumscriptions - the self in hide(ing) -: surviving and reviving the truth, 2005.

Lucas Martin Moord, Conceiving the miraculous: at the limits of deconstruction, 2005.

Branson L. Parler, The politics of Jesus and the power of creation, 2005.

Larry Joseph Baker, The challenge of love: impossible difference, Levinas and Irigaray, 2004.

John Huisman, Hart and Plantinga on our knowledge of God, 2004.

Dmytro Hys, A critical assessment of Will Kymlicka's theory of minority rights: dilemmas of liberal multiculturalism, 2004.

Eric J. Kamphof, The triunity of life: on the unity of the Vollenhoven project, 2004.

Yorick Immanuel Schulz-Wackerbarth, Discovering connection: the dynamic tension and a 'more-than' in an Eckhartian conception of soul, 2004.

Michael DeMoor, Not ideas about the thing but the thing itself: Thomas Reid's epistemology in the light of Aristotle's 'De Anima', 2003.

Samir Gassanov, The quest for rational agreement: a critical assessment of Alasdair MacIntyre's attempt to overcome relativism, 2003.

James VanderBerg, Forgiveness: the gift and its counterfeit, 2002.

Joongjae Lee, On the problem of common ground: Van Til, Dooyeweerd and Thomas Kuhn, 2001.

Tod Nolan Moquist, Nemesis and fulness: Reinhold Niebuhr's vision of history, 1927-1934, 2001.

Anthony J. Ricciuti, The economics of the way: Jubilee practice among the early Christians according to the Acts of the Apostles, 2001.

Yana Filipenko, Speech as metaphor of human becoming according to St. Augustine of Hippo, 2000.

Henry Friesen, 'Phronesis', tradition, 'logos' and context: a reading of Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics, 2000.

Chris Cuthill, Mutilated music: towards an after Auschwitz aesthetic, 1999.

A.D. Lai, Tracing Ruth in the straits and islands of im/emigrant blood: be/longing in rootedness and routedness, 1999.

Timoteo D. Gener, Re-rooting the gospel in the Philippines: Roman Catholic and evangelical approaches to contextualization, 1998.

Ruth H. Kerkham, Renegotiating 'body boundaries' at the dawn of a new millennium, 1998.

Hamish Robertson, Photography, science, art, 1998.

Julie Robinson, Revealing/reveiling the sacred: the atheology of Mark C. Taylor, 1998.

David Ian Smith, Power and mutuality in modern foreign language education: the possibility of a Christian orientation, 1997.

Mathew E. Klemp, At what price?: the fruits of truth as agreeable leading, 1996. 

Michael C. Hogeterp, Liberal progressivism and public policy: a foundational analysis of unemployment insurance in Canada, 1995.

Scott Macklin, Independent filmmaking: projecting a screen of particularity with integration, 1995.

James K.A. Smith, In or after Eden?: creation, fall, and interpretation, 1995.

Lisa J. Smith, Why should I bleed?: A conversation with Louise Lander and Lara Owen about the meaning(s) of menstruation, 1995.

Brent Adkins, Soliciting the decisions of philosophy: an exposition of "Plato's Pharmacy" by Jacques Derrida, 1994.

Ronald Alexander Kuipers, A dream that begins in responsibility: philosophy, Rorty, and the other, 1994.

Andrea L. Bush, Tradition, innovation, wholeness, and the future in the art of Paul Klee, 1993.

Greg Linnell, Prospects for a historical poetics of cinema: David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, and neoformalism, 1993.

Gay Marcille Frederick, Hayden White on historical narrative: a critique, 1992.

James Frederick Leach, Instructive ambiguities: Brecht and Muller's experiments with Lehrstucke, 1992.

Stephen William Martin, Decomposing modernity: images of human existence in the writings of Ernest Becker, 1992.

Iskandar Kisman Saher, Peter L. Berger's theory of sociology of knowledge and its implications for his understanding of third world society, 1992.

Barbara Jo Douglas, Musicology or 'Musikwissenschaft'?: a study of the work of Carl Dahlhaus, 1991.

Paul K. Ferdinand, The seduction of Jean Baudrillard: a philosophical critique of fatal theory, 1991.

Jeremy Eleazer Fisher, Eric A. Havelock and the origins of philosophy,1991.

Janet Catherina Wesselius, Points of convergence between Dooyeweerdian and feminist thought: reflections on their critiques of the Kantian heritage, 1991.

Fran Wong, The journey to manhood: George Lucas' saga of sacrifice and salvation, 1991.

Nicholas John Ansell, "The woman will overcome the warrior": a dialogue with the feminist theology of Rosemary Radford Ruether, 1990.

Jacques Fauquex, Victimized by bad accusation, but set free in the light of hope: an introduction to Paul Ricoeur's thinking with a difference in his anthology titled 'The conflict of interpretations' (1969), 1990.

Nigel Charles Douglas, The fall into modernity, 1989.

Nesamoni Lysander, Natural healing in Biblical perspective: it's contribution to health care, 1989.

Priscilla Beth Reimer, Compassion and protest in the art of Kaethe Schmidt Kollwitz, 1989.

Timothy A. Schouls, Liberal democracy and Canada's aboriginal peoples: negotiating basic group rights within the framework of political individualism, 1969-1988, 1989.

Glenda Hildebrand, Imaginatively constructing God concepts: exploring the role of imagination in Gordon Kaufman's theological method, 1988.

Harry J. Kits, World views and social involvement: a proposal for classification of Canadian Neo-Calvinist social involvement, 1945-1980, 1988.

Jeffrey M. Dudiak, Philosophy and faith: a critical examination of Karl Jaspers' philosophy of religion, 1987.

Donald L. Knudsen,  A crushing truth for art: Martin Heidegger's meditation on truth and the work of art in 'Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes', 1987.

John Richard Pearcey, Yes and no: Carl F.H. Henry and the question of empirical verification, 1987.

Kenneth Van Wyk, Sigmund Freud's model of transference: a developmental history, 1987,

Jeffrey Wells, Being and being known: the place of revelation in a Marcelian ontology,1987.

David Woods, Karl Polanyi and the social embeddedness of economic life: a critique of the rationality assumption in economics, 1987.

Bruce J. Clemenger, Human action and economics in the liberal thought of Ludwig Von Mises, 1986.

Lloyd Davies, Owen Barfield's aesthetics: worldview and poetic consciousness, 1986.

Gary Duim, Political tolerance of 'religious' differrences: an exposition and critique of the Lockean theory, with an alternative approach, 1986.

Henry Martin Luttikhuizen, Not very modern but very twentieth century: an interpretation of Jose Ortega y Gasset's categories for art historiography, 1986.

Mark Seymour Roques, Popper, Darwinism and third world evolutionary epistemology: an exposition and critique, 1986.

Henry I. Venema, Philosophical anthropology: an interpretive analysis of Paul Ricoeur's philosophy of will, 1986.

John J. Chapko, Faith in search of a focus: an internal critique of the faith development theory of James Fowler, 1985.

Chris Gousmett, The miracle of nature and the nature of miracle: a study of the thought of J.H. Diemer concerning creation and miracle, 1985.

James W. Prall, Computers and natural language: will they find happiness together?, 1985.

Stephen Shaw, Evolutionary monism: the continuity of John Hick's thought, 1985.

Gordon P. Wilson, Towards an integral anthropology: an examination of Donald Evans' philosophy of religion, 1985.

Steven Bouma-Prediger, Bonhoeffer and Berkouwer on the world, humans, and sin: two models of ontology, 1984.

Malcolm Hector MacRury, Debating the past and future: an analysis of conflicting views of history within the MacKenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, 1974-1977, 1984.

Keith J. Pavlischek, An analysis and evaluation of Cornelius Van Til's doctrine of common grace, 1984.

Gary Richard Shahinian, The problem of evil in David Griffin's process theology, 1984.

Jonathan P. Chaplin, Dooyeweerd's theory of public justice: a critical exposition, 1983.

Tim DeJager-Seerveld, Commitment and meaning in biology: Michael Polanyi's critique of reductionism, 1983.

Carroll Ann Goon, A critical exploration of Jane Austen's 'Persuasion', 1983.

John L. Hiemstra, Trudeau's political philosophy: its implications for liberty and progress, 1983.

Michael J. Ophardt, Metaphor, an aesthetic figure: an analysis of Philip Wheelwright's theory, 1983.

Johanna Selles Roney, The spirituality of labour: Simone Weil's quest for transcendence, 1983.

Clarence W. Joldersma, Beliefs and the scientific enterprise: a framework model based on Kuhn's paradigms, Polanyi's commitment framework, and Radnitzky's internal steering fields, 1982.

David Theodore Koyzis, Hannah Arendt and the disappearance of the political modern age, 1982.

Peter Enneson, On spectation: Mikel Dufrenne's valuation of aesthetic experience, 1981.

Robert H. Rogers, Ernst Troeltsch's final phase of thought: historical monadology, 1981.

Robert L. Malarkey, Eros and agape in the sexual ethics of Helmut Thielicke,1980.

Paul Marshall, Operationalizing and quantification: some methodological problems in recent social science, 1980.

Harry Anastasiou, Faith, knowledge and science: a systematic exposition of the thought of Michael Polanyi,1979.

William V. Rowe, Anaximander and the relation between myth and philosophy in the sixth century B.C., 1979.

John Valk, The concept of the 'Coincidentia oppositorum' in the thought of Mircea Eliade, 1979.

Brian John Walsh, Futurity and creation: explorations in the eschatological theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg, 1979.

Judith De Jong, A world-view analysis, 1978.

Perry Recker, 'Zus en Zo over Dit en Dat': an essay on the concept of function in the systematic philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd and A systematic analysis of John Dewey's logical theory, with special attention to the structure of activity, 1977.

Terry Ray Tollefson, Paul Tillich: his anthropology as key to the structure of his thought, 1977.

Kent Zigterman, Dooyeweerd's theory of individuality structure as an alternative to a substance position, especially that of Aristotle, 1977.

Bradley G. Breems, One man's God ... another's demon: a study into the relativity of value and the remoteness of science in the sociology of Max Weber, 1975.

Harry Fernhout, Man, faith, and religion in Bavinck, Kuyper, and Dooyeweerd,1975.

John E. Hull, The place of theory in the stoa, 1975.

Masuo Miyazaki, A basic pattern in Zen Buddhism: the logic of 'Sokuhi', 1975.

Donald Sinnema, Reflections on the nature and method of theology at the University of Leyden before the Synod of Dort, 1975.

Lambert Paul Zuidervaart, Kant's critique of beauty and taste: explorations into a philosophical aesthetics, 1975.