Professor, Sociology, Ambrose University
Joel Thiessen is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Flourishing Congregations Institute at Ambrose University, in Calgary, Alberta. His research interests include religion in Canada, Christianity, congregations, religious nones, millennials, and qualitative methods.
Dr. Thiessen's book publications include: (1) None of the Above: Nonreligious Identity in the US and Canada (with Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme, 2020, New York University Press); (2) The Millennial Mosaic: How Pluralism and Choice are Shaping Canadian Youth and the Future of Canada (with Reginald Bibby and Monetta Bailey, 2019, Dundurn Press); (3) The Meaning of Sunday: The Practice of Belief in a Secular Age (2015, McGill-Queen's University Press); and (4) The Sociology of Religion: A Canadian Perspective (with Lorne Dawson, 2014, Oxford University Press).
For more information on all other research activities, publications, and speaking engagements, see www.joelthiessen.ca.
Apr 08, 2020 12:42 pm UTC| Insights & Views
Easter may be fast approaching but the fastest growing religious group is those who say they have no religion, commonly referred to as religious nones. This group currently represents just under a quarter of the population...