Diary of a Country Clergyman 1848-1851

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Apr 6, 2000 - Religion - 472 pages
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A crusty yet diffident Scot, James Reid began his career as a sectarian evangelical missionary. The diary finds him thirty years later as a moderate, if conservative, Anglican clergyman. Through this remarkable document, village routines and intrigues, as well as Reid's circle of friends and his clerical colleagues, come vividly to life. His private reflections on the tensions and growing pains experienced by the colonial church at a formative stage in its evolution, and his reaction to events on the wider political scene, give us valuable insights into his life and the times. Reid was a man of considerable complexity and his foibles and vanities are apparent in his narrative. The glimpses of his home life shed much light on gender relations and the history of the family.
 

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Contents

Abbreviations
ix
Chronology
xi
Maps
xxx
Preface
xxxi
Acknowledgments
xxxix
Introduction
xli
VOLUME 22
1
VOLUME 23
59
Excerpt from the Missiskoui Post and Canada Record 5 August 1835
175
Biographical sketches of selected local figures
179
Bibliography of the published writings of James Reid
243
Notes
251
Index
373
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James Reid is a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield where he teaches on the Childhood Studies and other programmes. Born in Belfast, he studied social work in Durham before working as a social worker and social work manager in Essex. He has nine years experience in higher education.

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