The Resistance to Church Union in Canada, 1904-1939

The Resistance to Church Union in Canada, 1904-1939

Book - 1985
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While individuals within the Methodist and Congregational Churcheshad doubts about Church Union, only among the Presbyterians didorganized collective action against the union and the legislation thatcreated the United Church of Canada develop. N. Keith Clifforddocuments the origins, growth and significance of the resistance whichsaw 150,000 Presbyterians refuse to join the new church.

Past studies of the union concluded with its consummation in 1925.Viewing the controversy from the perspective of the 1939 amendment tothe United Church of Canada Act, which finally accepted thePresbyterian claims on the identity and continuity of their church,alters the standard images of the parties in the conflict anddemonstrates that there are two quite distinct ways of understandingthe events and the actions based on them.

Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 1985
ISBN: 9780774802123
077480212X
Branch Call Number: REF 285.271 Cli 3558
Characteristics: xii, 274 p., [4] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm

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