Understanding the Consecrated Life in Canada Hardback

Critical Essays on Contemporary Trends

by Jason Zuidema

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Understanding the Consecrated Life in Canada

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The story of the consecrated life in Canada since the 1960s should be about much more than numerical decline. Although the falling numbers are significant among Catholic religious in communities that pre-date Vatican II, many communities continue to show stability and even growth. This book provides nuance to that story by adding detailed portraits of movements, communities and institutions. In four parts, this book presents essays in both English and French from the leading scholars on religious life in Canada that seek to address the state of religious communities dedicated to religious virtuosity normally characterized by formal promises of chastity, poverty, and obedience. The essays examine a broad range of topics related to the general state of consecrated (or "religious" or "monastic") life in contemporary Canadian Christian and Buddhist traditions. In the first section, the contributors trace the demographics and definitions of religious life in Canada. The second section examines Canadian developments in Catholic religious life during the Vatican II and the post-Vatican II eras.
A third section explores trends in contemporary Canadian religious life, while the fourth section describes the consecrated life in other Canadian religious traditions.

Understanding the Consecrated Life in Canada was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in June 2015. The ISBN for Understanding the Consecrated Life in Canada is 9781771121378.

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Details for Understanding the Consecrated Life in Canada

Book FormatHardback
PublisherWilfrid Laurier University Press (June 2015)
Number of Pages400
Thickness25 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4327406
Page last updated 1st November 2018
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