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Religious Studies in Ontario

A State-of-the-Art Review

by Harold Remus; Daniel Fraikin & William Closson James

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education, curricula
list price: $46.99
also available: eBook
category: Religion
published: 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.

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About the Authors

Harold Remus

General editor Harold Remus, professor emeritus, Wilfrid Laurier University, is the former executive officer of the Council on the Study of Religion and the former director of Wilfrid Laurier University Press. He is past president of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies and the founding managing editor of Religious Studies Review. His publications include "Pagan-Christian Conflict over Miracle in the Second Century," "Jesus as Healer," and various articles in scholarly journals and encyclopedias.

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Daniel Fraikin

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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William Closson James

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

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