The Religious Atlantic: British Wesleyanism and the Formation of an Evangelical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ontario and Quebec

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The Religious Atlantic: British Wesleyanism and the Formation of an Evangelical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ontario and Quebec
Abstract
An exploration of the complex relationship between Canadian and British Methodism in Lower and Upper Canada between 1814 and 1874. The author argues that Methodists in Lower and Upper Canada became increasingly integrated into a British world, and to define themselves as Britons and Wesleyans transplanted in British North America. However, it was no straightforward process of cultural transference. The author concludes that there was a transatlantic conflict between the leaders of the Wesleyan Church in Britain and various Methodist groups in Lower and Upper Canada over what exactly it meant to be "British and Wesleyan." The conflict centered on the questions of church governance, mission financing, forms of worship and political loyalty.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
York University
Place
Toronto, ON
Date
2006
Language
en
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Citation
Webb, Todd. “The Religious Atlantic: British Wesleyanism and the Formation of an Evangelical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ontario and Quebec.” PhD dissertation, York University, 2006. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/NR19774.PDF.
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