By Phyllis D. Airhart
The tale starts within the aftermath of Confederation, whilst the customers of establishing a Christian kingdom persuaded a bunch of Congregationalist, Methodist, and Presbyterian leaders to put aside denominational changes and concentration as a substitute on shared ideals. Phyllis Airhart strains the hot church's fight to save lots of its popularity in the course of a sour controversy with dissenting Presbyterians who refused to affix what they thought of a "creedless" church. Surviving the organizational and theological demanding situations of monetary melancholy and conflict, the way forward for the church appeared brilliant. however the ties among own religion and civic lifestyles that the founders took with no consideration have been quickly tattered through the secular cultural hurricane sweeping via western Christendom. The United Church's remaking got here with the conclusion that making a Christian social order in Canada used to be not likely - even perhaps bad - in a pluralistic world.
A Church with the Soul of a country sheds mild at the United Church's previous controversies and current dilemmas via displaying how its founding imaginative and prescient either laid the foundation for its accomplishments and intricate its model to the hot global taking shape.
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A Church with the Soul of a Nation: Making and Remaking the United Church of Canada (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion) by Phyllis D. Airhart