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This concise volume examines the changing religious landscape of Canada within the broader context of the contemporary world in which we live. Offering students an overview of the fundamental issues, perspectives, and insights shaping the sociological analysis of contemporary religions, this is the ideal introduction to the sociology of religion in Canada.
Lorne Dawson is the chair of the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo as well as a professor in both the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies and the Department of Religious Studies. He has published extensively across the discipline and is the author of Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements, 2e (Oxford University Press, 2006).
Joel Thiessen is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Ambrose University College in Calgary (Alberta). The focus of his research is religion and culture in Canada, and his recent research has focused on the comparative analysis of those who attend religious services weekly, mainly for religious holidays and rites of passage, or not at all.