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Revivalists : marketing the gospel in English Canada, 1884-1957

Author: Kevin B Kee
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2006.
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion., Series two ;, 44.
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"In Canada, the latter half of the nineteenth century marked a profound break with the settler past and the beginning of an age of commercialization. Kevin Kee shows how Protestant evangelists used theatre, film, and jazz to make religion personally relevant to their audiences. Revivalists focuses on evangelists, singling out several significant entrepreneurs - Hugh Crossley and John Hunter, active from 1880 to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin B Kee
ISBN: 0773530223 9780773530225 0773530231 9780773530232 9780773530225 9780773530232
OCLC Number: 62346581
Description: xiv, 269 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: A night at the theatre : Hugh Crossley, John Hunter, and the marketing of late nineteenth-century mainstream Protestant revivalism --
Anything at all to get a crowd : Oswald J. Smith and fundamentalist revivalism between the wars --
Reflecting "the ditinctive character of the age" : Frank Buchman and the Oxford Group in Canada, 1932-1934 --
"In tune with the times" : Charles Templeton and post-World War II revivalism.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion., Series two ;, 44.
Responsibility: Kevin Kee.
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In Canada, the latter half of the nineteenth century marked a break with the settler past and beginning of an age of commercialization. The author shows how Protestant evangelists used theater, film,  Read more...

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"Kee's book is significant in linking religious history to broader dimensions of Canadian culture and advancing understanding of how religion has functioned outside the churches." Mark Noll, history, Read more...

 
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