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A full-orbed Christianity [electronic resource] : the protestant churches and social welfare in Canada, 1900-1940 / Nancy Christie and Michael Gauvreau.

By: Christie, Nancy, 1958-.
Contributor(s): Gauvreau, Michael, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion: 22.Publisher: Montreal, Qu�e. : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1996Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 367 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0773513973 (alk. paper); 9780773513976 (alk. paper); 9780773565944 (electronic bk.); 0773565949 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Church and social problems -- Canada -- History -- 20th century | Protestant churches -- Canada -- History -- 20th century | Christian sociology -- Canada -- History -- 20th century | Canada -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Canada -- Social conditions -- 20th century | �Eglise et probl�emes sociaux -- Canada -- Histoire | �Eglises protestantes -- Canada -- Histoire | Sociologie religieuse -- �Eglises protestantes -- Canada -- Histoire | Canada -- Conditions sociales -- 20e si�ecle | Protestantse kerken | Sociale hervormingen | Protestantismus | Soziale Situation | Geschichte 1900-1949 | Kanada | RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues | RELIGION / Christianity / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Full-orbed Christianity.DDC classification: 261.8/3/0971 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The "urgency of evangelism" -- Reviving the religion of the vernacular -- To "complete the circle of scientific theology" -- A "uniting social aim": the protestant churches and social work in equipoise -- The protestant churches, the social survey, and "rural planning" -- The social service council of Canada: "a clearing-house" for the modern state -- The united church and the "revival of personal religion"
Review: "Nancy Christie and Michael Gauvreau look at the ways in which reformers expanded the popular base of Protestant churches through mass revivalism, established social work and sociology in Canadian universities and church colleges, and aggressively sought to take a leadership role in social reform by incorporating independent reform organizations into the church-sponsored Social Service Council of Canada. They also explore the instrumental role of Protestant clergymen in formulating social legislation and transforming the scope and responsibilities of the modern state." "The enormous influence of the Protestant churches before World War II can no longer be ignored, nor can the view that the churches were accomplices in their own secularization be justified. A Full-Orbed Christianity calls on historians to rethink the role of Protestantism in Canadian life and to recognize that it was not a garrison of anti-modernity but the chief harbinger of cultural change before 1940."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-357) and index.

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The "urgency of evangelism" -- Reviving the religion of the vernacular -- To "complete the circle of scientific theology" -- A "uniting social aim": the protestant churches and social work in equipoise -- The protestant churches, the social survey, and "rural planning" -- The social service council of Canada: "a clearing-house" for the modern state -- The united church and the "revival of personal religion"

"Nancy Christie and Michael Gauvreau look at the ways in which reformers expanded the popular base of Protestant churches through mass revivalism, established social work and sociology in Canadian universities and church colleges, and aggressively sought to take a leadership role in social reform by incorporating independent reform organizations into the church-sponsored Social Service Council of Canada. They also explore the instrumental role of Protestant clergymen in formulating social legislation and transforming the scope and responsibilities of the modern state." "The enormous influence of the Protestant churches before World War II can no longer be ignored, nor can the view that the churches were accomplices in their own secularization be justified. A Full-Orbed Christianity calls on historians to rethink the role of Protestantism in Canadian life and to recognize that it was not a garrison of anti-modernity but the chief harbinger of cultural change before 1940."--BOOK JACKET.

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