Indigenous and Settler Christianities in Canada

Date Cancelled: 
July 27th, 2022
Semester:
Fall 2022
Start Date:
Monday, September 12, 2022 to Monday, December 12, 2022
Day:
Fri
Time:
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Discipline:
Historical
Instructors:
Teaching Method:
Lectures
Readings
Credits:
1
WYH2872HF
Summary:

The settler churches in Canada were deeply involved in the devastation of Indigenous cultures through processes of land dispossession, repressive legislation, residential schools, and racist child welfare systems, among other things.  One might therefore expect that most Indigenous people would reject Christianity.  Perhaps surprisingly, however, the 2011 Canadian census found that 63% of Indigenous people in private households identified as Christian.  What stories can help us understand this outcome? This course will survey the history of Indigenous/settler religious encounter, consider important themes, names, and stories, identify significant issues of interpretation, and reflect on possible future paths for Indigenous/settler Christianities in Canada.  As the instructors are a settler Anglican and an Indigenous Anglican, the course will use many Anglican examples but not to the exclusion of other denominations. 

Additional Notes:

In-person. West Lecture Room

Course Prerequisites
At least one course in the history of Christianity is advisable. E.g. –H1010H