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Religion and Canadian Society, Second Edition
Contexts, Identities, and Strategies
Edited by Lori G. Beaman
SubjectsReligion / Sociology / Sociology of Religion
Print ISBN: 9781551304069
This text offers an outstanding selection of readings that represent an overview of the key issues in the sociology of religion from a uniquely Canadian perspective.
Masterfully planned and united by clearly articulated themes, the second edition moves through three thematic cornerstones: contexts, identities, and strategies. Recurring sub-themes include the definition of religion, the secularization debate, the challenge of diversity, and the gendered aspects of religious experience. Key additions to this edition include a discussion on cultural diversity, an exploration of religion and sexuality, and a thorough historical overview of religion in Canada.
Table of Contents
PrefaceIntroductionPart I: ContextsChapter 1: Religion in Canada: Its Development and Contemporary Situation – Roger O’TooleChapter 2: From Far and Wide: Canadian Religious and Cultural Diversity in Global Local Context – Peter BeyerChapter 3: Dimorphs and Cobblers: Ways of being Religious in Canada – William Closson JamesChapter 4: Sanctuaires catholique au Quebec – Solange Lefebvre Chapter 5: Is there a ‘Renaissance’ or Religion in Canada? A Critical look at Bibby and beyond – Joel Thiessen and Lorne L. DawsonChapter 6: Suburban Muslims: 2004 Debates Outside Toronto and Paris – Jennifer SelbyPart II: IdentitiesChapter 7: It’s All About Sex: The Opposition of some Canadian Churches to Gay and Lesbian Marriages – Pamela Dickey YoungChapter 8: Still Separated from the Mainstream: A Hassidic Community Revisited – William ShaffirChapter 9: Transforming Pentecostalism: the Migration of Pentecostals to Canada – Michael WilkinsonChapter 10: More Than Clothing: Veiling as an Adaptive Strategy – Homa HoodfarChapter 11: ‘A Religion Without Converts’ Revisited: Individuals, Identity and Community in Contemporary Paganism – Sian ReidChapter 12: Aboriginal Spirituality and the Legal Construction of Freedom of Religion – Lori G. BeamanChapter 13: One-dimensional rage: the social epistemology of the new atheism and Fundamentalism – William A. StahlPart III: StrategiesChapter 14: A Letter to Students – Rubina RamjiChapter 15: Christianity and the Experience of Domestic Violence: What does faith have to do with it? – Nancy Nason-ClarkChapter 16: Religion and Public Policy in Canada: An Itinerary – Paul BramadatChapter 17: Education, Multiculturalism, and Religion – David SeljakChapter 18: Caught up in Cult Wars: Confessions of a Canadian Researcher – Susan J. PalmerChapter 19: The Revolution of Evolution – Heather EatonChapter 20: Online Religion in Canada – Christopher Helland