A New Day: The Resilience and Restructuring of Religion in Canada
Reginald W. Bibby
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The Canadian religious situation is being read through the old, tired eyes of secularization. Most people continue to think that religion is winding down, as seen in trends characterizing Mainline Protestants—the United, Anglican, Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches.
This highly accessible report draws on Bibby's important newbook, Beyond the Gods and Back, in showing religion in Canada as not dying but persists in a new environment of religious polarization. It's a "New Day" for religion.
- A significant market for religion persists, precisely at a time when growing numbers are rejecting religion.
- Changing demographics and market performances are seeing a reshuffling of players, with Mainliners losing market share to Catholics, evangelicals, and Muslims.
- Those who value faith are called to explore their affinities and discover the roles they can play in the collective enhancement of ministry to Canadians.
A free download of the e-version (PDF) of A New Day is available at Project Canada Books.
About the AuthorReginald W. Bibby is one of Canada's leading experts on religious and social trends. He hold the Board of Governors Research Chair in Sociology at the University of Lethbridge. For more than three decades, he has been monitoring Canadian social trends via his well-known "Project Canada"—national surveys of adults and teenagers. Bibby has presented his findings in academic settings across Canada and around the world. In recognition of his contributions to a clearer understanding of our evolving nation, the Governor General appointed him an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006. In 2012, he was also awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal. He believes that his most recent book in the "gods" series, Beyond the Gods & Back, is easily his most important to date, with the findings having significant implications for the country's religious groups. A New Day is his attempt to make the heart of those findings and implications widely available.
Alban No. 436
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