Contribution of Presbyterianism to the Maritime Provinces of Canada

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Charles H.H. Scobie, George A. Rawlyk
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Apr 11, 1997 - Religion - 267 pages
Presbyterianism was not only the largest and most influential Protestant denomination in the Maritimes during much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but also one of the largest and most influential Protestant denominations in Canada. While the important role of religion in shaping the history and culture of Canada has gained recognition in recent years, the Reformed, or Presbyterian, faith has generally not fared as well as other denominations in terms of serious historical study. This interdisciplinary collection of essays redresses the situation by examining the development of Presbyterianism in the Maritimes from its roots in Scotland to Church Union in 1925. Contributors from a variety of disciplines provide fresh and fascinating explorations of the significance of Presbyterianism in such areas as education, literature, social influence, and missionary outreach.
 

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Contents

Scottish Presbyterianism Transplanted to the Canadian
3
The Struggle for the Soul
19
Thomas McCullochs Fictional Celebration of
73
Presbyterian Propagandist
79
The OpenAir
93
Presbyterian Revivals
118
The Antislavery Polemic of the Reverend James
131
The Presbyterian
144
The CanadianAustralian Connection
175
Notes
207
List of Contributors
259
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