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By Kevin N. Flatt

At a time while Canadians have been arguing in regards to the benefits of a brand new flag, the birth-control tablet, and the growing to be hippie counterculture, the leaders of Canada's biggest Protestant church have been interested by turning a lot of English-Canadian spiritual tradition on its head. In After Evangelicalism, Kevin Flatt unearths how the United Church of Canada all of sudden reinvented its public picture by means of slicing the rest ties to its evangelical previous. Flatt argues that even though United Church leaders had already deserted evangelical ideals 3 a long time prior, it used to be in basic terms within the Nineteen Sixties that swift cultural shifts brought on the surprising dismantling of the church's evangelical courses and id. Delving deep into the United Church's files, Flatt uncovers behind-the-scenes advancements that resulted in progressive and debatable alterations within the church's evangelistic campaigns, academic courses, ethical stances, and theological snapshot. not just did those adjustments evict evangelicalism from the United Church, yet they helped set off the denomination's ongoing numerical decline and decisively replaced Canada's spiritual panorama. tough readers to determine the Canadian spiritual problem of the Nineteen Sixties as regarding greater than simply Quebec's Quiet Revolution, After Evangelicalism unveils the transformation of 1 of Canada's such a lot famous social institutions.

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On 10 June 1925, the United Church of Canada officially came into being. In the meantime, much had changed since the heady days around the turn of the century. The First World War had taken the wind out of the sails of the earlier optimism of liberalism and the social gospel. 8 Yet by the 1920s theological liberalism – especially the critical view of the Bible – was firmly entrenched in the church colleges. The burning desire of church leaders for social reform, though it may have dimmed somewhat, was also not quenched.

Together with the church’s emphasis on evangelism and moral reform, the character of Christian education in the 1930s helped create and maintain an evangelical identity for the United Church. indb 40 2013-05-09 15:43:45 Setting a Pattern 41 Church leaders for evangelical beliefs was powerfully illustrated in the crafting of what became the church’s “Statement of Faith” in 1940.

6 Over a number of years, through widespread support and deft politicking, the union supporters were able to attain their goal, though one-third of the Presbyterians, who firmly insisted on their right to a continued separate denominational existence, stayed out of the union. On 10 June 1925, the United Church of Canada officially came into being. In the meantime, much had changed since the heady days around the turn of the century. The First World War had taken the wind out of the sails of the earlier optimism of liberalism and the social gospel.

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