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By Gordon L. Heath,Paul R. Wilson

Public dialogue concerning the dating among faith and public lifestyles in Canada might be heated every now and then, and students have lately enthusiastic about the historic examine of the various expressions of this courting. The event of Canada's smaller Protestant Christian teams, although, has remained mostly unexplored. this can be quite precise of Canada's Baptists. This quantity, the 1st produced by way of the Canadian Baptist ancient Society, explores the connections among Baptist religion and Baptist task within the public area, and expands the focal point of the present scholarship to incorporate a variety of Canadian Baptist ideals, attitudes, views, and activities concerning the connection among Baptist religion and perform and public life.

"Although Canadian Baptists were ardently dedicated to the separation of church and nation, they've got by no means understood this to intend withdrawal from the general public sq. into a few type of Baptist monastery. This clean number of essays sincerely demonstrates this by way of good learn into a number of the ways in which Baptists have certainly been eager about Canadian lifestyles and tradition. As such, it offers a superb source for a 'thicker' interpretation of the Canadian Baptist experience."
-Michael A.G. Haykin
Professor of Church History
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"The public enviornment in Canada has been the scene of lively combats concerning Baptists on social, political, and highbrow questions in addition to on ecclesiastical matters. here's a set of bright cameos of contributors of the denomination contesting dominion from sea to sea."
-David Bebbington
Professor of History
University of Stirling, Scotland

"Building on a iteration of Canadian Baptist and Canadian spiritual historic scholarship, this nice quantity of essays develops a extra nuanced and in-depth examine a few key concerns and Baptist leaders earlier than 1950. The papers give a contribution a few major insights that upload absolutely, not just to our knowing of the position of Baptists in public existence, yet to the real position faith performed in Canadian public life."
-Robert Wilson
Professor of Church History
Acadia Divinity College

Gordon L. Heath is affiliate Professor of Christian heritage at McMaster Divinity collage, and serves as Director of the Canadian Baptist records. he's the writer of A conflict with a Silver Lining: Canadian Protestant church buildings and the South African battle, 1899-1902 (2009), Doing Church historical past (2008), and co-author with Stanley E. Porter of The misplaced Gospel of Judas: keeping apart truth from Fiction (2007).

Paul R. Wilson was once for 13 years the Director/Professor of normal schooling reviews at historical past collage and Seminary. he's the editor of T. T. Shields: Reflections at the Legacy of a Baptist Fundamentalist (forthcoming).

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