A Church with the Soul of a Nation Paperback

Making and Remaking the United Church of Canada

by Phyllis D. Airhart;


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A Church with the Soul of a Nation

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"As Canadian as the maple leaf" is how one observer summed up the United Church of Canada after its founding in 1925. But was this Canadian-made church flawed in its design, as critics have charged? A Church with the Soul of a Nation explores this question by weaving together the history of the United Church with a provocative analysis of religion and cultural change. The story begins in the aftermath of Confederation, when the prospects of building a Christian nation persuaded a group of Congregationalist, Methodist, and Presbyterian leaders to set aside denominational differences and focus instead on shared beliefs. Phyllis Airhart traces the new church's struggle to save its reputation during a bitter controversy with dissenting Presbyterians who refused to join what they considered a "creedless" church. Surviving the organizational and theological challenges of economic depression and war, the future of the church seemed bright. But the ties between personal faith and civic life that the founders took for granted were soon tattered by the secular cultural storm sweeping through western Christendom.
The United Church's remaking came with the realization that creating a Christian social order in Canada was unlikely - perhaps even undesirable - in a pluralistic world. A Church with the Soul of a Nation sheds light on the United Church's past controversies and present dilemmas by showing how its founding vision both laid the groundwork for its accomplishments and complicated its adaptation to the new world taking shape.

A Church with the Soul of a Nation by Phyllis D. Airhart was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in December 2013. The ISBN for A Church with the Soul of a Nation is 9780773542495.

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Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherMcGill-Queen's University Press (December 2013)
Weight680g
Number of Pages464
Thickness30 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
ISBN9780773542495
ISBN-100773542493
Product Code4250746
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