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How are Baptists distinctive as a Christian denomination? Canadian Baptists, confronted with the question of discovering a common identity from the welter of strands of influence that make up their heritage, may infer several answers from the essays in Memory and Hope.

Focussing on Baptist history in central and western Canada, Memory and Hope discusses individuals, institutions and issues that have stirred Baptists in North America for two centuries, including confessionalism and eucharistic theology and fundamentalism vs. modernism. Recurring themes include the Baptist role in education in Canada, the establishment of new churches, overseas missions and social responsibility.

Essayists also examine the powerful forces that have influenced Baptist history: immigration, theology and society. Studies of missionary Samuel Stearns Day, fundamentalists Aberhart, Maxwell and Shields and social gospellers Sharpe and Shaw illustrate the diversity of ideas and personalities that have shaped and been shaped by the Baptist Church.

Memory and Hope is an important resource for the history of the Baptist Church in Canada. In the issues it raises on the role of churches in the twenty-first century, it will also make a significant contribution to the study of religion in general.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. v
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  1. Contributors
  2. p. vi
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction: Strands of One Cord
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. Building a Future on the Past
  2. pp. 11-22
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  1. Part One: Ideas and Their Expressions
  2. p. 23
  1. 2. The Recovery of Ontario's Baptist Tradition
  2. pp. 25-37
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  1. 3. Tradition and Traditionalism in Baptist Life and Thought: The Case of the Lord's Supper
  2. pp. 39-51
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  1. Part Two: Movements and Their Structures
  2. p. 53
  1. 4. The Effect of Baptist "Home Mission" among Alberta's German Immigrants
  2. pp. 55-68
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  1. 5. The Sociocultural Transformation of the North American Baptist Conference
  2. pp. 69-82
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  1. 6. Church and Community: Old School Baptists in Ontario, 1818-1901
  2. pp. 83-97
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  1. 7. The Establishment of the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists
  2. pp. 99-110
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  1. 8. Fragmented Baptists: The Poverty and Potential of Baptist Life in Western Canada
  2. pp. 111-122
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  1. 9. "Baptist Unity in the Midst of Evangelical Diversity": Canadian Baptists and the 19th-century Evangelical Debate over Christian Unity
  2. pp. 123-137
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  1. 10. Baptist Unity
  2. pp. 139-152
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  1. Part Three: People and Their Contributions
  2. p. 153
  1. 11. Samuel Stearns Day: First Canadian-Born Baptist Missionary
  2. pp. 155-170
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  1. 12. Three Faces of Baptist Fundamentalism in Canada: Aberhart, Maxwell, and Shields
  2. pp. 171-182
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  1. 13. The Irony of Fundamentalism: T. T. Shields and the Person of Christ
  2. pp. 183-196
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  1. 14. D. R. Sharpe and A. A. Shaw: Progressive Social Christianity in Western Canada
  2. pp. 197-208
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780889206427
Related ISBN
9780889202672
MARC Record
OCLC
144086764
Pages
220
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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