The Religions of Canadians

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The Religions of Canadians is a book about religions and the making of Canada. Drawing on the expert knowledge and personal insights of scholars in history, the social sciences, and the phenomenology of religion, separate chapters introduce the beliefs and practices of nine religious traditions, some mainstream, some less familiar.

The opening chapter explores how Aboriginal Canadian traditions continue to thrive after centuries of oppression. Subsequent chapters follow in the ...

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Overview

The Religions of Canadians is a book about religions and the making of Canada. Drawing on the expert knowledge and personal insights of scholars in history, the social sciences, and the phenomenology of religion, separate chapters introduce the beliefs and practices of nine religious traditions, some mainstream, some less familiar.

The opening chapter explores how Aboriginal Canadian traditions continue to thrive after centuries of oppression. Subsequent chapters follow in the footsteps of Catholic and Protestant Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Baha'is as they have made their way to Canada, and reveal how different immigrant communities have adapted their rich religious heritages to a new life in a new land. Each chapter is divided into five sections: an introduction; a succinct overview of the tradition; its passage to and transformation in Canada; a close study of contemporary Canadian communities; and an afterword suggesting possibilities for future research. Chapters conclude with a list of important terms and dates, related websites, a concise bibliography of further readings, and key questions for reflection.

The Religions of Canadians is a timely and unique contribution to the field, introducing readers to the religions of the world while simultaneously building an overall picture of the development of Canada's multicultural, pluralist society.

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Editorial Reviews

Ontario History
While the intent is to educate all Canadians about current religious verities, Ontarians, and Torontonians in particular, should welcome this comprehensive and insightful commentary on trends and implications in their particular social realms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442605169
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie S. Scott is Director of the Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Religions and the Making of Canada

Jamie S. Scott, York University

1. Aboriginals

Jordan Paper, University of Victoria

2. Catholic Christians

Terence J. Fay, University of Toronto

3. Protestant Christians

C.T. McIntire, University of Toronto

4. Jews

Ira Robinson, Concordia University

5. Muslims

Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University and Jamie S. Scott, York University

6. Hindus

Paul Younger, McMaster University

7. Buddhists

Jamie S. Scott, York University and Henry C.H. Shiu, University of Toronto

8. Sikhs

Pashaura Singh, University of California, Riverside

9. Bahá'is

Will C. van den Hoonaard, University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University

Afterword: New Religious Movements and the Religions of Canadians Going Forward

Jamie S. Scott, York University, with contributions from Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe, University of Calgary

Appendix a: 2001 Census Tables: Selected Religions

Appendix b: 2001 Census Tables: Selected Religions by Immigrant

Status and Immigration Period

Contributors

Index

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