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Everyday Sacred : Religion in Contemporary Quebec, Paperback / softback Book

Everyday Sacred : Religion in Contemporary Quebec Paperback / softback

Edited by Hillary Kaell

Part of the Advancing Studies in Religion Series series


Over the last decade there has been ongoing discussion about the place of religion in Quebecois society, particularly following the proposed Charter of Quebec Values in 2013.

The essays in Everyday Sacred emerged from this active and often tense period of debate. Revitalizing an awareness of how people encounter, create, and employ religion in everyday life, contributors to this volume explore communities' networks of beliefs, traditions, and relationships.

Through broad comparisons beyond the Quebec context, contributors look at African Pentecostal congregations, an Iraqi Jewish community in Montreal, a rural Catholic parish on the Saint Lawrence River, and Tewehikan drumming in Wemotaci.

They also examine wayside crosses, places of pilgrimage and devotion, debates on the regulation of the hijab, and the place of Montreal Spiritualists and transhumanists in the religious landscape.

Seeking a holistic definition of Quebecois religion, Everyday Sacred considers religious and secular identity, pluralism, the bodily and material aspects of religion, the impact of gender on community and the public sphere, and the rise of hybridity, sociality, and new technologies in transnational and online networks, in order to uncover the transmission of practices and beliefs from one generation to another. Disrupting familiar dichotomies between Catholicism and other religions, "founders" and immigrants, new religious movements and traditional institutions, Everyday Sacred marks the beginning of a sustained conversation on contemporary religion in Quebec, both inside and outside of the province. Contributors include: Emma Anderson (University of Ottawa), Randall Balmer (Dartmouth College), Helene Charron (Universite Laval), Elysia Guzik (University of Toronto), Laurent Jerome (Universite du Quebec a Montreal), Norma B.

Joseph (Concordia University), Cory Andrew Labrecque (Universite Laval), Deirdre Meintel (Universite de Montreal), Geraldine Mossiere (Universite de Montreal), Frederic Parent (Universite de Quebec a Montreal), Meena Sharify-Funk (Wilfrid Laurier University).


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 368 pages, 18 b&w photos
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comparative religion
  • ISBN: 9780773550957



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