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Grant, John Webster

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Works: 44 works in 165 publications in 2 languages and 3,971 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: E78.C2, 266.008997071
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Publications about John Webster Grant
Publications by John Webster Grant
Publications by John Webster Grant, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Webster Grant
Moon of wintertime : missionaries and the Indians of Canada in encounter since 1534 by John Webster Grant( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Presents the history of Christian missionary influences among the Indians of Canada from 1534 to the present day
A Profusion of spires : religion in nineteenth-century Ontario by John Webster Grant( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 libraries worldwide
In their heyday, Ontario's churches were the acknowledged arbiters of acceptable belief and respectable behaviour. Denominational affiliation was a key factor in determining whom people married, what colleges they chose for their children, how they voted, and in some cases what they wore.The central role of religion in provincial life did not spring spontaneously from the pious inclinations of settlers; it was carefully planted and nurtured by missionaires from Britain and the United States. Theirs was a continuing struggle, beset with relics of frontier barbarism on one hand and the preoccupation with material pogress on the other. Their dominant position had scarcely been won when it began to be threatened by the emergence of new social and intellectual patterns. But the roots still run deep: even today one only has to propose changes in the school system or in Sunday-retail legislation to discover how deeply the chuches have shaped provincial assumptions and attitudes.John Webster Grant traces the development of religion in Ontario from before the arrival of European settlers until the end of the nineteenth century. Here we meet sober (and not so sober) representatives of the 'three churches' of England, Scotland, and Rome, fervent Methodist saddle-bag preachers, plain Mennonites and Quakers, colourful Children of Peace, and many others. We follow the course of conflicts and controversies that arose from different views of the appropriateness of government aid to churches or their educational institutions. We see Ontarians trying to change the world or to maintain ancestral folkways, in either case for religious reasons. Above all, we are given a picture of what it meant to be religious in Nineteenth-century Ontario, and a clearer understanding of controversies still bitter today
The Canadian experience of church union by John Webster Grant( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
The Church in the Canadian era: the first century of confederation by John Webster Grant( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
"Avoiding denominational presuppositions, the authors endeavour to set forth as objectively as possible the total religious life of Canada. The series discusses not only the development of institutions, but the churches' influence upon Canadian life and the ways in which this environment has created a peculiarly Canadian Christian tradition."--Page 4 of cover
The Contribution of Methodism to Atlantic Canada by Charles H. H Scobie( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 libraries worldwide
"The Methodism of John Wesley was a vigorous presence in Atlantic Canada from its introduction in the eighteenth century until its incorporation into the United Church of Canada in 1925. The growing body of scholarly writing on religion in the region, however, has concentrated on other denominations. While recent works have analysed the lives of important Methodist figures in central Canada and identified Methodism as one of the most powerful forces in the formation of Ontario culture, the literature on Methodism in Atlantic Canada is still dominated by previously published works founded on assumptions that must be reassessed." "This collection of essays by scholars in several disciplines breaks new ground and rejects some long-accepted stereotypes to provide a better understanding of the culture of Atlantic Canada."--Jacket
Free churchmanship in England, 1870-1940 by John Webster Grant( Book )
9 editions published between 1940 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 libraries worldwide
God's people in India by John Webster Grant( Book )
23 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 libraries worldwide
The Churches and the Canadian experience; a faith and order study of the Christian tradition by John Webster Grant( Book )
10 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
The Church in the Canadian era by John Webster Grant( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Die unierten Kirchen by John Webster Grant( Book )
8 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Salvation! O the joyful sound. The selected writings of John Carroll by John Carroll( Book )
6 editions published between 1917 and 1967 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
A History of the Christian church in Canada by John Webster Grant( Book )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
George Pidgeon, a biography by John Webster Grant( Book )
6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The ship under the cross by John Webster Grant( Book )
4 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Voices & visions : 65 years of the United Church of Canada ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Divided heritage : the Presbyterian contribution to the United Church of Canada by John Webster Grant( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
World church; achievement or hope? by John Webster Grant( Book )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
God speaks, we answer; a handbook for lay readers of adult worship by John Webster Grant( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Christianity and the development of Canadian culture by Gerald R Cragg( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Grant, John W.
Grant, John W. 1919-2006
Grant, John W. (John Webster)
Grant, John Webster
Webster Grant, John 1919-2006
Languages
English (127)
German (8)
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