Fractious Individuals: Protestant Non-Conformity in Montreal, 1828-1842

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Author/collaborator
Title
Fractious Individuals: Protestant Non-Conformity in Montreal, 1828-1842
Abstract
Nonconformity had emerged among the popular classes in Britain in reaction to the hierarchical structures of the Established churches of England and Scotland and was brought by immigrants to Montreal. The author's examination of the parish records of seven Montreal Nonconformist churches reveals significant differences in social composition. All were dominated by popular classes but variations of participation by merchants and professionals created distinctions among churches. A closer analysis of records of the Erskine Presbyterian and Zion Congregational churches reveals that differences in membership influenced the concerns of each congregation as well as the mechanisms through which moral codes were articulated. Methods ranged from the protection of independence and free will, in the artisan-dominated Erskine, to the close scrutiny over individual conduct and morals prevalent in the socially polarized Zion Church.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
Université du Québec à Montréal
Place
Montréal
Date
1989
# of Pages
240p.
Language
en
Citation
Greenlaw, Jane. “Fractious Individuals: Protestant Non-Conformity in Montreal, 1828-1842.” Master’s Thesis, Université du Québec à Montréal, 1989.
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