MARKS, Lynne

Author Tags: History, Religion

B.C. is less religious than other provinces. So, having received the Floyd S. Chalmers Award for the best book published in Ontario History in 1996 for Revivals and Roller Rinks, UVic history prof Lynne Marks has examined the limitations of organized Christianity in often godless B.C. for Infidels and the Damn Churches (UBC Press 2016 $95), a study of secularism in which she asserts class and racial tensions fueled irreligion in settler B.C.

Having taught in the history department of UVic since 1992, Marks has also received the Switzer-Cooperstock Prize for Western Canadian Jewish History (2010), the Marion Dewar prize from the National Capital Committee on the Scholarship, Preservation and Dissemination of Women's History (2012) and the Provost’s Award for Activism and Advocacy, University of Victoria (2015?). She received her B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1982, and her M.A. and Ph.D from York University in Toronto in 1992.


Revivals and Rollers Rinks: Religion, Leisure and Identity in Late Nineteenth Century Small Town Ontario (University of Toronto Press, 1996)

Co-editor, Visions: The Canadian History Modules Project (with Penny Bryden, Colin Coates, Marcel Martel, Maureen Lux and Daniel Sampson) (Nelson Education Ltd., 2010).

Infidels and the Damn Churches: Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia (UBC Press 2016) $95 978-0-7748-3344-8

[BCBW 2016]