Contribution of Presbyterianism to the Maritime Provinces of Canada

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Apr 11, 1997 - Religion - 288 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

EDUCATION
33
LITERATURE
71
THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH
91
CHURCH AND SOCIETY
129
MISSIONS
173
Notes
207
List of Contributors
259
Index
261
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Scobie recently retired from teaching in the Department of Religious Studies at Mount Allison University.

GEORGE A. RAWLYK is Professor of History at Queen's University.

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