Revivalists: Marketing the Gospel in English Canada, 1884-1957

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 26 juni 2006 - 296 sidor
The history of religious change has been largely devoted to study of the churches. Revivalists focuses on evangelists, singling out several significant entrepreneurs - Hugh Crossley and John Hunter, active from 1880 to 1910; Oswald J. Smith, who built his independent Toronto church into a popular evangelistic emporium; Frank Buchman and the Oxford Group, who appealed to the upper classes in the 1930s; and Charles Templeton, who enjoyed two careers as a revivalist. Kee shows that by adjusting their methods to the cultural forms of the day, these evangelists contributed to the vitality of Canadian Protestantism.

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Introduction
3
Hugh Crossley John Hunter and the Marketing of Late NineteenthCentury Mainstream Protestant Revivalism
13
Oswald J Smith and Fundamentalist Revivalism between the Wars
53
Frank Buchman and the Oxford Group in Canada 19321934
96
Charles Templeton PostWorld War II Revivalism
143
Epilogue
188
Notes
195
Bibliography
245
Index
265
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Kevin Kee is Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities and assistant professor, History, Brock University.

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