Restless Gods: The Renaissance of Religion in Canada

Reginald Bibby draws on new research findings on adults and young people in arguing that a heightened level of spiritual restlessness is sweeping Canada. Organizationally, it can be found in signs of new life in both old churches and new churches; individually, it is evident in high levels of ongoing belief and experience, pursuit of ultimate questions, intrigue with life after death, "rumours of angels", and a surprising level of receptivity to greater involvement with religious groups.

Reginald W. Bibby, PhD

Author of Fragmented Gods (1987), Unknown Gods (1993), and now Restless Gods: The Renaissance of Religion in Canada (2002) Researcher on Canadian youth: Author of Canada’s Teen’s (2001) and co-author of The Emerging Generation (1985), and Teen Trends (1992) Commentator on Canadian society: Author of Mosaic Madness (1990) and The Bibby Report: Social Trends Canadian Style (1995) Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Lethbridge, Alberta

Friday, April 5, 2002 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University