In this ambitious and pioneering work Catherine Foisy puts the experiences of Quebec missionaries into perspective, describing the ways in which they interweave with the socio-ecclesiastical transformations peculiar to Quebec and with those of Catholicism in mission countries. This tapestry, extending to the four corners of the world, gives the reader a view of missionary work as a site of intercultural encounter and conversion, as revealed through the voices of its actors. These accounts offer an opportunity to gauge the extent to which twentieth-century missionary work provided fertile ground for the emergence, deployment, and transfer of socio-ecclesiastical innovations that would prove decisive for the future of global Christianity. On the strength of its multidisciplinary approach and transnational analy- sis, this book documents various aspects of the Quebec missionary experience as it successively prospered, reached a zenith, and went into decline. By revisit- ing Lionel Groulx’s 1962 work on the Quebec missionary experience from the standpoint of those who actually took part in it, this book gives readers a new vantage on a whole area of Quebec history even as it sheds light on a rich religious heritage, both tangible and intangible. Finally, this book is an opportunity for readers to reacquaint themselves with certain characteristics of societies within larger societies that enable them to foster the emergence of intercultural encounters and dialogue in a globalized context. Catherine Foisy is professor of Christianity and religious studies at l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Over the last decade there has been ongoing discussion about the place of religion in Québécois society, particularly following the proposed Charter of Quebec Values in 2013. The essays in Everyday Sacred emerged from this active and often tense period of debate. Revitalizing an awareness of how people encounter, create, and employ religion in everyday life, contributors to this volume explore communities’ networks of beliefs, traditions, and relationships. Through broad comparisons beyond the Quebec context, contributors look at African Pentecostal congre- gations, an Iraqi Jewish community in Montreal, a rural Catholic parish on the Saint Lawrence River, and Tewehikan drumming in Wemotaci. They also examine wayside crosses, places of pilgrimage and devotion, debates on the regulation of the hijab, and the place of Montreal Spiritualists and trans- humanists in the religious landscape. Seeking a holistic definition of Québé- cois religion, Everyday Sacred considers religious and secular identity, plural- ism, the bodily and material aspects of religion, the impact of gender on community and the public sphere, and the rise of hybridity, sociality, and new technologies in transnational and online networks, in order to uncover the transmission of practices and beliefs from one generation to another. Disrupting familiar dichotomies between Catholicism and other religions, “founders” and immigrants, new religious movements and traditional institu- tions, Everyday Sacred marks the beginning of a sustained conversation on contemporary religion in Quebec, both inside and outside of the province. Hillary Kaell is associate professor of religion at Concordia University and co- editor, with Brian Lewis, of The Moral Mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London: Charles Booth, Christianity, and the Poor-but-Respectable. 4 0 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Studies on the History of Quebec/Études d’histoire du Québec December 2017 978-0-7735-5154-1 $37.95A CDN, $37.95A US, £33.00 paper 978-0-7735-5153-4 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 328pp 18 tables eBook available R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S • H I S T O R Y O F Q U E B E C Au risque de la conversion L’expérience québécoise de la mission au XXe siècle (1945–1980) catherine foisy A pioneering study of twentieth-century Quebec missionary work as an experience of intercultural encounter. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Advancing Studies in Religion Series November 2017 978-0-7735-5095-7 $32.95A CDN, $32.95A US, £27.99 paper 978-0-7735-5094-0 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 328pp 19 photos, 2 tables eBook available Everyday Sacred Religion in Contemporary Quebec edited by hillary kaell The first English-language volume on religion in contemporary Quebec. R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S • Q U E B E C S T U D I E S