Religious Studies in Ontario
A State-of-the-Art Review
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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.
About Harold Remus, Daniel Fraikin, and William Closson James
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.
By the same author
I Remember Laurier: Reflections by Retirees on Life at WLU, Harold Remus, general editor, Rose Blackmore, editor, and Boyd McDonald, editor
Locations of the Sacred: Essays on Religion, Literature, and Canadian Culture, William Closson James
This Woman in Particular: Contexts for the Biographical Image of Emily Carr, Stephanie Kirkwood Walker, with a foreword by William Closson James