Infidels and the Damn Churches: Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia (Hardback)
  • Infidels and the Damn Churches: Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia (Hardback)
zoom

Infidels and the Damn Churches: Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia (Hardback)

(author)
£64.00
Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 15/03/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

British Columbia is at the forefront of a secularizing movement in the English-speaking world. Nearly half its residents claim no religious affiliation, and the province has the highest rate of unbelief or religious indifference in Canada. Infidels and the Damn Churches explores the historical roots of this phenomenon. Lynne Marks reveals that class and racial tensions fuelled irreligion in frontier BC, a world populated by embattled ministers, militant atheists, turn-of-the-century New Agers, rough-living miners, Asian immigrants, and church-going settlers. This nuanced study of mobility, masculinity, and family in settler BC offers new insights into the beginnings of what has become an increasingly dominant secular worldview across Canada.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774833448
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

British Columbia is in the vanguard of a secularizing trend that is afoot across the Western world... As Lynne Marks demonstrates in her impeccably researched book, this phenomenon is deeply rooted in the province's history.

-- Denis McKim, Douglas College * Canadian Journal of History, 53-3 *

This is an important book for anyone who wants to understand the secularizing trends in the Pacific Northwest, whether in Canada or the United States, and increasingly in the rest of their societies.

-- Randi Jones Walker, Pacific School of Religion * Pacific Northwest Quartlery, Volume 109, Number 2 *

You may also be interested in...

An Atheist's History of Belief
Added to basket
Lost Scriptures
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity
Added to basket
Salonica, City of Ghosts
Added to basket
The Golden Bough
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
Islam
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Priest Hunters
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Fields of Blood
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Pagan Britain
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Infidels
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Christendom Destroyed
Added to basket
The Case for God
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.