The United Church Of Canada

Author by : Don Schweitzer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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Description : From its inception in the early 1900s, The United Church of Canada set out to become the national church of Canada. This book recounts and analyzes the history of the church of Canada’s largest Protestant denomination and its engagement with issues of social and private morality, evangelistic campaigns, and its response to the restructuring of religion in the 1960s. A chronological history is followed by chapters on the United Church’s worship, theology, understanding of ministry, relationships with the Canadian Jewish community, Israel, and Palestinians, changing mission goals in relation to First Nations peoples, and changing social imaginary. The result is an original, accessible, and engaging account of The United Church of Canada’s pilgrimage that will be useful for students, historians, and general readers. From this account there emerges a complex portrait of the United Church as a distinctly Canadian Protestant church shaped by both its Christian faith and its engagement with the changing society of which it is a part.


Voices United

Author by : United Church of Canada
Languange : en
Publisher by : Etobicoke, Ont. : United Church Publishing House
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The United Church Of Canada

Author by : Don Schweitzer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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Description : From its inception in the early 1900s, The United Church of Canada set out to become the national church of Canada. This book recounts and analyzes the history of the church of Canada’s largest Protestant denomination and its engagement with issues of social and private morality, evangelistic campaigns, and its response to the restructuring of religion in the 1960s. A chronological history is followed by chapters on the United Church’s worship, theology, understanding of ministry, relationships with the Canadian Jewish community, Israel, and Palestinians, changing mission goals in relation to First Nations peoples, and changing social imaginary. The result is an original, accessible, and engaging account of The United Church of Canada’s pilgrimage that will be useful for students, historians, and general readers. From this account there emerges a complex portrait of the United Church as a distinctly Canadian Protestant church shaped by both its Christian faith and its engagement with the changing society of which it is a part.


The Theology Of The United Church Of Canada

Author by : Don Schweitzer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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Description : The United Church of Canada has a rich and complex history of theological development. This volume, written for the general reader as well as students and scholars, provides a comprehensive overview of that development, together with an analysis of this unique denomination’s core statements of faith and its contemporary theological landscape. When the Methodist, Congregational, and Local Union Churches in Canada, as well as most of the Presbyterians, came together as The United Church of Canada, the theological commonalities between them were significant. Over the succeeding decades, this made-in-Canada denomination has continued to define its convictions through consensus-building and large-scale studies. This volume, written by leading scholars, outlines key faith perspectives in areas such as creation, the Trinity, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, sin, mission, and sacraments. No book like this has appeared in over seventy years, and readers will find insight here that is unparalleled in its scope. In creative tension with each individual member’s freedom of conscience, the United Church as a whole has continued to express its commonly held faith in dialogue, continuity, and critical interaction with the faith of the worldwide, historic Christian community.


Reference Guide To Christian Missionary Societies In China From The Sixteenth To The Twentieth Century

Author by : R. G. Tiedemann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This comprehensive guide will facilitate scholarly research concerning the history of Christianity in China as well as the wider Sino-Western cultural encounter. It will assist scholars in their search for material on the anthropological, educational, medical, scientific, social, political, and religious dimensions of the missionary presence in China prior to 1950.The guide contains nearly five hundred entries identifying both Roman Catholic and Protestant missionary sending agencies and related religious congregations. Each entry includes the organization's name in English, followed by its Chinese name, country of origin, and denominational affiliation. Special attention has been paid to identifying the many small, lesser-known groups that arrived in China during the early decades of the twentieth century. In addition, a special category of the as yet little-studied indigenous communities of Chinese women has also been included. Multiple indexes enhance the guide's accessibility.


Tender To The World

Author by : Carolyn Whitney-Brown
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : "What is the secret that allows L'Arche to exist? I'll tell you: pleasure!" explains Jean Vanier, founder of the international federation of L'Arche communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities share their lives. Vanier's spiritual vision and playful sense of humour shaped L'Arche, but the organization was also informed by its surprising history with the United Church of Canada. In Tender to the World Carolyn Whitney-Brown explores the connections between the two organizations through diverse critical insights from Julia Kristeva, Doreen Massey, and Mikhail Bakhtin, as well as Vanier's controversial articulation of the gift of weakness. Tracing the five-decade relationship between L'Arche and the United Church alongside evolving disability theories, Whitney-Brown examines both the fundamental importance of stories and the agency of people with intellectual disabilities. Inversion – a transformative overturning of expectations in social interactions – can be upsetting or exciting, challenging or inspiring, she argues. This book offers a fresh look at how L'Arche and the United Church have worked to break down walls of difference, illuminating how each tenders something unexpected to the other and to the world. At a time when many are seeking new visions for society, the long and complex relationship between Canada's largest Protestant denomination and L'Arche offers both encouragement and a deeper way to approach questions of living in diverse communities.


Prairie Spirit

Author by : Dennis Lloyd Butcher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Law And Religious Pluralism In Canada

Author by : Richard J. Moon
Languange : en
Publisher by : UBC Press
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Description : Law and Religious Pluralism in Canada seeks to elucidate the complex and often uneasy relationship between law and religion in democracies committed both to equal citizenship and religious pluralism. Leading socio-legal scholars consider the role of religious values in public decision making, government support for religious practices, and the restriction and accommodation by government of minority religious practices. They examine such current issues as the legal recognition of sharia arbitration, the re-definition of civil marriage, and the accommodation of religious practice in the public sphere.


Guidelines For United Church Women

Author by : United Church of Canada. Division of Mission in Canada
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Language Of Baptism

Author by : William S. Kervin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press
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Description : Worship in The United Church of Canada has received very little scholarly attention and liturgical analysis. Moreover, scholarship in "liberal" liturgical traditions lacks sufficient methodologies to examine the complexity of this type of practice. This definitive study of the first four generations of baptismal liturgies of The United Church of Canada examines the group's history and theology, evolution and implications from 1925-1995. The Language of Baptism is both a case study of worship in The United Church of Canada, and part of the on-going scholarship in Christian initiation. It employs a method of textual and contextual commentary, using primary and secondary sources, including liturgical texts and archival material. Detailed source commentaries and theological analysis, placing the texts in the context of the liturgical controversies of the day, provide a window on the liturgical ethos of the United Church and offers a Canadian Protestant perspective to the ecumenical study of Christian initiation and contemporary liturgical history. Associated chapters place the textual revisions in their historical, theological and pastoral contexts, providing a view of the character of each era of liturgical practice.


Tour Guide Church Historic Sites

Author by : United Church of Canada. Committee on Archives
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Faith Politics And Sexual Diversity In Canada And The United States

Author by : David Rayside
Languange : en
Publisher by : UBC Press
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Description : For decades, agitation by lesbians, gays, and other sexual minorities for political recognition has provoked a heated response among religious activists in both Canada and the United States. In this remarkable comparative study, expert authors explore the tenacity of anti-gay sentiment, as well as the dramatic shifts in public attitudes towards queer groups across all faith communities in both the United States and Canada. They conclude that, despite the ongoing conflict, religious adherence does not invariably entail opposition to the political acknowledgment of queer rights.


The Story Of The United Church Of Morven 1856 1966

Author by : United Church Women (Morven, Ontario)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The United Church of Canada was formed June 10, 1925 by the union of the Methodist and Congregational churches and seventy percent of the Presbyterian churches.


A Guidebook To Religious And Spiritual Practices For People Who Work With People

Author by : Nancy K. Grant Ph. D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : This book contains a description of a variety of religions, the title of the religious leader, days held sacred, beliefs related to health and illness, their customs and practices, death and dying, beliefs related to medical practices, beliefs related to reproduction, and possible implications related to health care. A book such as this is valuable given the multicultural context in which we all live and work.


Changing Roles Of Women Within The Christian Church In Canada

Author by : Elizabeth Gillan Muir
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Canadian religious history has been written with relatively little reference to the role of women. Throughout the years, the church itself has intensified this problem by restricting the options of women -- excluding them from the most valued roles and positions. In the past, Christian women were obliged to find alternative avenues for the expression of their faith and, as a result, their experience has been unusually rich and varied. This pioneering anthology traces the history of Canadian women in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant traditions from the early days through the 1960s. Seventeen Canadian scholars tell the stories of individuals who have worked in traditional and non-traditional roles, alone and as members of groups, both within and outside church structures. All of the articles present new or little-known material, relating the faith, determination, and inventiveness of women whose experience has so far been overlooked. The volume includes an introductory overview of women's church work as well as a comprehensive bibliography of papers and books published about women in the Christian church in Canada, both in English and French. The incorporation of feminist analysis and an emphasis on gender issues set this collection apart from all other studies of Canadian church history. A unique and valuable book, it not only fills a void in the chronicles of religion, it adds an important new dimension to Canadian history.


Church Rebel With A Cause

Author by : Harry MacKay
Languange : en
Publisher by : FriesenPress
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Description : This raw and riveting fictionalized memoir lays bare the state of Christianity in the turbulent 1960s, when society re-evaluates its beliefs about morality, love, sex, and spirituality. Scott Lively, a United Church of Canada minister in Toronto North preaches The New Morality (love, then do as you like), specifically that young lovers might engage in pre-marital intercourse though not legally married. Soon he is labeled ‘The Sex Cleric’, and is called to account by his congregation. Though the story takes place in 1966, the issues of which Scott Lively speaks prophetically and passionately are still relevant today. This book will appeal to spiritual seekers who may be disinterested or uncomfortable with the institutional church. Activists interested in social justice will also be attracted to the narrative. www.harrymackay.ca


God S Plenty

Author by : William Closson James
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : God's Plenty examines the religious landscape of Kingston, Ontario, in the twenty-first century. The rich religious life of Kingston - a mid-sized city with a strong sense of its history and its status as a university town - is revealed in a narrative that integrates material from sociological and historical studies, websites, interviews, religious and literary scholarship, and personal experience. In Kingston, as in every Canadian city, downtown parishes and congregations have dwindled, disappeared, or moved to the suburbs. Attendance at mainline churches - and their political authority - has declined. Ethnic diversity has increased within Christian churches, while religious communities beyond Christianity and Judaism have grown. Faith groups have split along liberal and conservative lines, and the number of those claiming to have no religion - or to be spiritual but not religious - has increased. Yet amidst all this, religion continues to be evident in institutions and public life and important to the lives of many Canadians. God's Plenty, a ground-breaking contribution to the study of religion in Canada and a model for future community-based research, is the first overview of the religious topography of a Canadian city, telling the story of various faith communities and adding to the study of religious diversity and multiculturalism.