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Religious Studies in Ontario

A State-of-the-Art Review

Harold Remus, Daniel Fraikin, and William Closson James

Study of Religion in Canada


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$46.95 Paper, 440 pp.

ISBN13: 978-0-88920-206-1

Release Date: March 1992



Most Ontario universities were established by Christian denominations; a Christian ethos was assumed and pervasive, and students were required to take courses designed to teach and inculcate religion. This insightful and comprehensive study demonstrates how, as Ontario society became secularized and pluralistic, so too did universities. Today, religion is again studies in university classrooms but as “religious studies,” a relatively new field that reflects the religiously pluralistic nature of Ontario and the world-wide explosion of knowledge.

This authoritative volume will be of interest to students of religion in and outside academic circles, to adminstratots of academic institutions and granting agencies and to persons wanting to know more about the social and cultural changes that have transformed Ontario and Canadian society.

Harold Remus was professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University.

William Closson James was professor at Queen’s University in Kingston in the Department of Religious Studies.

Daniel Fraikin was professor of New Testament studies at Queen’s Theological College and Queen’s University department of religious studies.

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