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Social Science Sociology Of Religion

The Social Uplifters

Presbyterian Progressives and the Social Gospel in Canada 1875-1915

by (author) Brian J. Fraser

Publisher
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, CCSR
Initial publish date
Jan 2006
Category
Sociology of Religion, History, Presbyterian
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780889208100
    Publish Date
    Jan 2006
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889209725
    Publish Date
    Jul 1988
    List Price
    $32.95

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The Social Uplifters examines the Social Gospel among Canadian Presbyterians prior to the First World War. The book explores the theology, social context, and the strategies of the leaders of the Presbyterian Board of Evangelism and Social Service (C.W. Gordon, James A. Macdonald, Robert Falconer, T.B. Kilpatrick, George Pidgeon, and John G. Shearer). Brian Fraser describes how these men used popular fiction, the secular press, the university, the theological college, the pulpit, and political organization and lobbying to spread their ideas and ideals for a Christian civilization in Canada at the turn of the twentieth century and will be of interest to students and scholars alike.

About the author

Brian J. Fraser is a professor of Church History at the Vancouver School of Theology.

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