Christianity and Ethnicity in Canada / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Over the past decade, scholars and policy makers interested in Canadian multiculturalism have begun to take religion much more seriously. Moreover, Christian communities have become increasingly aware of the impact of ethnic diversity on church life. However, until very recently almost no systematic academic attention has been paid to the intersection between the ethnic and religious identities of individuals or communities. This gap in both our academic literature and our public discourse represents an obstacle to understanding and integrating the large numbers of "ethnic Christians," most of whom either join existing Canadian churches or create ethnically specific congregations.
In Christianity and Ethnicity in Canada, eleven scholars explore the complex relationships between religious and ethnic identity within the nine major Christian traditions in Canada. The contributors discuss the ways in which changes in the ethnic composition of these traditions influence religious practice and identity, as well as how the nine religious traditions influence communal and individual ethnic identities. An introductory chapter by Paul Bramadat and David Seljak provides a thorough discussion of the theoretical, historical, and empirical issues involved in the study of Christianity and ethnicity in Canada. This volume complements Religion and Ethnicity in Canada in which the authors address similar issues within the six major non-Christian communities in Canada, and within Canadian health care, education, and politics.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
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About the Author
Paul Bramadat is a professor and director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. His previous works include Religious Radicalization in Canada and Beyond and Christianity and Ethnicity in Canada both published by University of Toronto Press.
David Seljak is an associate professor at St. Jerome's University and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Waterloo.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures ix
Charting the New Terrain: Christianity and Ethnicity in Canada Paul Bramadat David Seljak 3
Roman Catholics (Anglophone and Allophone) Mark G. Mcgowan 49
The Francophone Roman Catholic Church Solange Lefebvre 101
Canadian Anglicanism and Ethnicity Wendy Fletcher 138
Presbyterian and Reformed Christians and Ethnicity Stuart Macdonald 168
The United Church of Canada: A Church Fittingly National Greer Anne Wenh-In Ng 204
Outsiders Becoming Mainstream: The Theology, History, and Ethnicity of Being Lutheran in Canada Bryan Hillis 247
Canada's Eastern Christians Myroslaw Tataryn 287
The Poetics of Peoplehood: Ethnicity and Religion among Canada's Mennonites Royden Loewen 330
Ethnicity and Evangelical Protestants in Canada Bruce L. Guenther 365
Conclusion: The Discourse of Loss and the Future of Christianity and Ethnicity in Canada Paul Bramadat David Seljak 415
The Demographics of Christianity in Canada 437