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Buddhism in Canada

Buddhism in Canada (Paperback)

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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.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsBuddhismReligion & BeliefsReligion: general Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 14/02/2014 ISBN-13: 9780415758666  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Bruce Matthews is the Dean of Arts and C.B. Lumsden Professor of Comparative Religion at Arcadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada. A former Commonwealth scholar in Buddhist Civilization at the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya (1970-71), he has a long-standing interest in Buddhism and the modern world.

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