Buddhism in Canada - Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism (Hardback)Bruce Matthews (editor)
Hardback 170 Pages / Published: 09/03/2006
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Buddhism has become a major religion in Canada over the last half-century. The 'ethnic Buddhism' associated with immigrant Asian people is the most important aspect, but there is also a growing constituency of Euro-Canadian Buddhists seriously interested in the faith. This insightful study analyzes the phenomenon of Buddhism in Canada from a regional perspective. The work provides an important examination of the place of Buddhism in a developed western country associated with a traditional Judeo-Christian culture, but undergoing profound sociological transformation due to large-scale immigration and religio-cultural pluralism. It is a valuable text for students of religion, Buddhism and North American Studies.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 16 mm
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