What Happened to Christian Canada? [HIST 0670]
Faculty: Dr. James Robertson
Course Syllabus (PDF)
(Interactive Livestream section L1 available)
Through the variety of readings, engaging and practical assignments, and the interactions and discussion that will provide reflection for both in-class people as well as from the participants who will be live-streaming, this course will help the student become a more informed and articulate Christian, and resident of Canada. The point of this class is to tackle the issue of the growing irrelevance of religion within this nation’s cultural landscape.
“In 1966 everyone in Canada stopped going to church and no one knows why.” The Barbarian Invasions
This line from the Canadian film aptly summarizes the place of faith in the current Canadian landscape. This course will answer why.
The church in Canada is in a free-fall and contemporary research indicates that the trend of irrelevance will continue for the foreseeable future. This course is built from the professor’s upcoming book of the same subject and so the students are encouraged to offer their insights and experiences, some of which might make it into the final draft of the upcoming monograph.
Any student interested in ministry, theology, Canadian studies, cultural studies, history, women’s studies, and Aboriginal Peoples will find this interactive course beneficial. There are aspects of following Jesus that are unique to this part of the world so whether someone was born in Canada or immigrated here, any desire to live or minister in the Canadian setting must take into account the intricacies of this country.
May 6 - June 10
Mondays and Wednesdays
6:30 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.
This course is open for registration
This course is available as an Audit course