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Christianity and Ethnicity in Canada
January 1, 2008
In this edited volume, edited by Paul Bramadat, eleven scholars explore the intersection of Christianity and ethnic identity in Canada. Each of its essays focuses on one of nine Christian denominations, including Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, and Evangelicalism. They examine how shifts in the ethnic makeup of their membership impacts churches, as well as how churches shape ethnic identities and practices. Authors point out that ethnic identity has been central to the religious life of many communities, and that churches, in turn, have often been key vehicles for the preservation and evolution of ethnicity. The question of "ethnic Christians" in Canada has not received much attention elsewhere, which, the book argues, results in a knowledge gap that impedes integration and mutual understanding.