Religious Studies in Atlantic Canada: A State-Of-The-Art Review

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Notes
1
Stephen C. Crites, scribe The Religion Major: A Report/The American Academy of Religion Task Force for the American Association of Colleges, (Atlanta: American Academy of Religion, 1990), 7.
2
Department of Religious Studies Self Study, 1989.
3
Ibid.
4
Universities founded by churches or religious orders that are now governed by independent Boards of Governors are, from the point of view of government funding, treated as public universities in Nova Scotia and NewBrunswick.
5
“Mi'Kmaq is actually the correct spelling, but over the years, Micmac has become the more commonly used name. Other variations are Míqmaq, Míkmaq, and Mi'mkaq. Their name comes from a word from their own language meaning ‘allies.’ Other names used for Micmac were: Cape Sable Indians, Gaspesian (Gaspesien, Micmac of Gaspé), Matueswiskitchinuuk (Malecite ‘Porcupine Indians’), Shonack (Beothuk ‘Bad Indians’), Souriquois (French), and Tarrateen (British).” http://www.dickshovel.com/mic.html, date 15 December 1999.
6
Mount Saint Vincent University Calendar, 1992–93, 9.
7
Departmental study, 1989.
8
Ibid.
9
Ibid.
10
Ibid.
11
Ibid.
12
Dalhousie University's Department of Comparative Religion declined to participate in the discussions and the resultant agreement to cooperate. The department argued, among other things, that its hierarchically structured program and commitment to provide courses for the Dalhousie international development studies programme precluded admitting more students to its courses.
13
The Framework of the MetroHalifax Universities' Business Plan,(1995): 3–4.
14
“Rationale for the change of the name of ‘Department of Theology’ to that of “Department of Religious Studies,” 18April, 1994.
15
Ibid.
16
Ibid., 2.
17
St. Francis Xavier University Academic Calendar,“Introduction,” v.
18
“Rationale for change of name.”
19
Ray Hart, “Religious and Theological Studies in American Higher Education: A Pilot Study,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 59/4 (1991): 715–827.
20
Cited in MacDonald, “Rationale for Change of Name,”
21
In January 2000, Margaret MacDonald, Chair of Religious Studies, informed me that the university had refused to allow the replacement of the world religions specialist in the department who had taken early retirement in 1999. Rather, the university created a two-thirds position in Catholic Studies and left one-third to religious studies. The prospective appointee must teach an introductory course on world religions for religious studies.
22
St. Thomas University Calendar, 1998–99, 2.
23
Ibid., 2.
24
Memo from Dr.Thomas Parkhill to Roger Barnsley, 8 November, 1993, 1.
25
Ibid.

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  • The Study of Religion in Canada Sciences Religieuses AU Canada ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Tables vi
  • Preface vii
  • Notes x
  • 1 - Introduction 1
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  • 2 - The Religious Roots of the Universities in the Atlantic Provinces 17
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  • 3 - Departments and Degree Programs in Religious Studies 27
  • Notes 86
  • 4 - The Curriculum in Religious Studies 89
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  • 5 - Faculty in Religious Studies 121
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  • 6 - Conclusion 159
  • Notes 175
  • Appendix 1: Conclusion 1987 179
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  • Appendix 2 189
  • Appendix 3 - Documents Provided by Religious Studies Departments 192
  • Appendix 4: Documents from the Nova Scotia Council on Higher Education 197
  • Selected Bibliography 199
  • Index 207
  • Series Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press for the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion / Corporation Canadienne Des Sciences Religieuses 209
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