Record:   Prev Next
作者 Clarke, Brian, 1952- author
書名 Leaving Christianity : Changing Allegiances in Canada Since 1945 / Brian Clarke and Stuart Macdonald
出版項 Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 9780773550865 (cloth)
9780773550872 (paper)
0773550860 (cloth)
0773550879 (paper)
9780773551930 (ePDF)
9780773551947 (ePUB)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  BR570 .C62 2017    在架上    30610020566683
說明 xii, 291 pages : charts ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Advancing studies in religion ; 2
附註 Text in English
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-278) and index
What happened to Canada's mainstream Protestant denominations? -- Other Protestant denominations -- Canada's Roman Catholics -- No religion : the growth among the disaffiliated and the unaffiliated -- Major trends : why the 1960s mattered -- Quo vadis Canada?
"Why Canadians started to walk away from organized Christianity in the 1960s and how that defection became an exodus. Canadians were once church-goers. During the post-war boom of the 1950s, Canadian churches were vibrant institutions, with attendance rates even higher than in the United States, but the following decade witnessed emptying pews. What happened? In Leaving Christianity, Brian Clarke and Stuart Macdonald quantitatively map the nature and extent of Canadians' disengagement with organized religion and assess the implications for Canadian society and its religious institutions. Drawing on a wide array of national and denomination statistics, they illustrate how the exodus that began with disaffected baby boomers and their parents has become so widespread that religiously unaffiliated Canadians are now the new majority. While the old mainstream Protestant churches are the hardest hit, the Roman Catholic Church has also experienced a significant decline in numbers, especially in Quebec. Canada's civil society has historically depended on church members for support, and a massive drift away from churches has profound implications for its future. Leaving Christianity documents the true extent of the decline, the timing of it, and the possible reasons for this major cultural shift"-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic format
鏈接 Clarke, Brian, 1952- Leaving Christianity. Advancing studies in religion Advancing studies in religion ; (CaOONL)20179034685
主題 Christianity -- Canada
Secularism -- Canada
Irreligion -- Canada
Canada -- Church history -- 20th century
Christianity. fast (OCoLC)fst00859599
Irreligion. fast (OCoLC)fst00979491
Secularism. fast (OCoLC)fst01110732
Canada. fast (OCoLC)fst01204310
1900-1999 fast
Church history. fast (OCoLC)fst01411629
Alt Author Macdonald, Stuart, 1957- author
Record:   Prev Next