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Fifty years of religious studies in Canada : a personal retrospective

Author: Harold G Coward
Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Editions SR; Editions SR, v. 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Canadian universities in the early 1960s, no courses were offered on Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam. Only the study of Christianity was available, usually in a theology program in a church college or seminary. Today almost every university in North America has a religious studies department that offers courses on Western and Eastern religions as well as religion in general. Harold Coward addresses this change in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Coward, Harold G., 1936-
Fifty years of religious studies in Canada.
(CaOONL)20149052782
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold G Coward
ISBN: 9781771121163 1771121165 9781771121156 1771121157 9781771121033 1771121033 9781771121040 1771121041
OCLC Number: 882190623
Description: xi, 225 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Early Days: From theology in seminaries to non-sectarian religious studies --
The Golden Decade 1966-1976 --
McMaster Days / My personal experiences of McMaster in early 1970s --
McMaster's contribution to religious studies in Canada --
Growing into maturity: Development of religous studies departments from the late 1970s to the present --
The Centre for Studies in Religioun and society at the University of Victoria --
Taking seriously our interdisciplinary heritage: The future of religious studies --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Editions SR; Editions SR, v. 36.
Responsibility: Harold Coward.

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