Canada Fire: Radical Evangelicalism in British North America, 1775-1812

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jul 29, 1994 - Religion - 244 pages
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Relative to evangelicalism elsewhere in the English-speaking world, radical evangelicalism in Canada was defined centrally (often almost exclusively) by the New Birth experience or by similar experiences, such as sanctification. Over time, however, there has been significant change regarding the centre of Canadian evangelicalism. This change, sometimes gradual and sometimes sudden, is of crucial importance in understanding all aspects of evolving Canadian Protestantism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prominent preachers such as Henry Alline, William Black, David George, Freeborn Garrettson, and Harris Harding as well as rank-and-file evangelists figure in The Canada Fire. Through letters, diaries, and autobiographies the actors and actresses in this unfolding religious drama speak for themselves, and their voices are permeated with vulnerability and honesty. The Canada Fire is not only a book about the distant past; it also throws light on the changing face of Canadian Protestantism in general, and Canadian evangelicalism in particular.
  

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Contents

part one the radical evangelical paradigm
3
Methodist New Light? 1
33
An Allinite New Light
58
Introduction
75
Methodist Radical Evangelicalism
102
Joseph Crandall Elijah
162
New Lights Presbyterians James MacGregor and Nova
187
Notes
213
MAYA SHATZMILLER
xxiii
Islam and the Quest for Identity in PostCommunist
24
AMII A BuTuROVIC
56
Chosen Trauma
86
The Past and Future of Bosnias
98
Key Decisions in Making Peace
136
Distraction Disinterest
161
Some Policy Dilemmas 176
176

Index
241
Contents
vii

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About the author (1994)

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

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