God's Mobile Mansions: Protestant Church Relocation and Extension in Montreal, 1850-1914

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God's Mobile Mansions: Protestant Church Relocation and Extension in Montreal, 1850-1914
Abstract
Building booms in Montreal in the 1860s, 70s, and 80s led many Protestant congregations to abandon their old churches in the centre of the city and rebuild on a grander scale 'uptown', closer to the residential neighbourhoods to which their wealthier members were moving. In the early twentieth century, when a new phase of growth engulfed the city, many of the same congregations again faced the dilemma of whether or not to move. Whereas the earlier period was characterized by a strong evangelical consensus, the subsequent period was associated with wider-ranging theological and social debates: the context of decision-making had changed. For each period, the author explores the impact of building decisions on 'domestic' ministries to church members and on the 'public' ministries that congregations carried out in the environs of their churches and in working-class neighbourhoods.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2004
Language
en
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Citation
Trigger, Rosalyn. “God’s Mobile Mansions: Protestant Church Relocation and Extension in Montreal, 1850-1914.” PhD dissertation, McGill University, 2004. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMM/TC-QMM-85210.pdf.
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