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A highly favored nation : the Bible and Canadian meaning, 1860-1900

Author: Preston Jones
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Highly Favored Nation focuses on the ways late nineteenth-century Canadians employed biblical texts to describe Canadian identity and the meanings of their nation. Recognizing that many "ordinary" Canadians who went about their day-to-day lives probably did not have much interest in existential questions, this book focuses on the words of Canada's nationalists, preachers, promoters, and enthusiasts. A Highly  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Preston Jones
ISBN: 0761839038 9780761839033
OCLC Number: 173807993
Description: xvii, 111 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Bible and confederation --
Bible and Anglo-Canadian identity --
Bible and national expansion --
Bible and Quebec. Introduction --
The Bible and confederation --
The Bible and Anglo-Canadian identity --
The Bible and national expansion --
The Bible and Quebec --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Preston Jones.

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