McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion

Methodist Church on the Prairies, 1896-1914

Issue #41
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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The Methodist Church met the challenge with a centralized polity and a cross-class, gender-variegated, evolving religious culture. It relied on wealthy laymen to raise special funds, while small gifts fed its regular funds. Young bachelors from Ontario and Britain filled the pastorate, although low pay, inexperience, and poor supervision caused many to quit. Membership growth was slow due to low population density and church-resistant elements in the Methodist population (bachelors, immigrant co-religionists, and transients), and missions to non-Anglo-Saxon immigrants in Winnipeg, Edmonton, and rural Alberta spread Methodist values but gained few members.
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professor of history, University of Western Ontario

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Publisher
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Published on
May 3, 2001
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Pages
296
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ISBN
9780773569218
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christianity / Methodist
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