Religion and Canadian Society, Second Edition
Contexts, Identities, and Strategies
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.
"Lori Beaman has assembled a balanced collection of some of the best essays available on essential aspects of the contemporary religious life of Canadians. Canadian scholars will find it a convenient and excellent resource for courses dealing with the sociology of religion and religion and society in general."
Lorne L. Dawson, University of Waterloo