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1 RAWLYK, G.A. ALLINE, Henry). BLACK, William). GEORGE, David). Canada Fire : Radical Evangelicalism in British North America, 1775-1812. First edition in Paperback.
McGill-Queen's, Montreal and Kingston, 1994, ISBN:0773512772 
RAWLYK, G.A. The Canada Fire : Radical Evangelicalism in British North America, 1775-1812. Kingston & Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1994). First Paperback Printing. Pp [i]-xix,(1),[1]-244. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, decorated grey cardcovers with white lettering to front cover and spine.George Alexander Rawlyk (b. May 19, 1935, Thorold, Ontario - d. November 2 3, 1995, Ottawa). "'The Canada Fire' is an examination of the remarkable growth and evolution of 'radical evangelicalism' in what is now English-speaking Canada from the American Revolution to the War of 1812. Both rank-and-file evangelists and prominent preachers such as Henry Alline, William Black, David George, Freeborn Garrettson, and Harris Harding figure in 'The Canada Fire'. Through letters, diaries, and autobiographies the actors and actresses in this unfolding religious drama speak for themselves, and their voices are permeated with a disconcerting vulnerability and honesty. Rawlyk argues that radical evangelicalism was the leading edge of Protestantism in what is now English-speaking Canada, and was more democratic an populist than contemporary evangelicalism in the United Sates. Relative to evangelicalism elsewhere in the English-speaking world, radical evangelicalism in Canada was defined centrally (often almost exclusively) by the New Birth experience or by similar experiences, such as sanctification. Over time, however, there has been a significant change regarding the centre of Canadian evangelicalism. This change, sometimes gradual and sometimes sudden, is of crucial importance in understanding all aspects of evolving Canadian Protestantism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." - from the introductory preamble. Chapters : 1. Henry Alline (1748-1784): The Shaping of the Conversion Paradigm; 2. William Black (1760-1834): Methodist New Light?; 3. David George (1743-1810): Black Nova Scotian New Light Baptist; 4. Freeborn Garrettson (1752-1827): A Methodist New Light; 5. Harris Harding (1761-1854): An Allinite New Light Indeed; 6. The Nova Scotia New Lights: From the Bottom Up, 1785-1793; 7. The Canada Fire: Methodist Radical Evangelicalism in Upper Canada, 1784-1812; 8. "A Total Revolution in Religious and Civil Government":The Evolving Radical Evangelical Ethos of British North America, 1775-1812 ; 9. "A Powerful Means of Awakening and Converting Souls": The Hay Bay CampMeeting, September 1805; 10. The Rage for Dipping: Joseph Crandall, Elijah Estabrooks, and Believer's Baptism, 1795-1800; 11. New Lights, Presbyteria ns, James MacGregor, and Nova Scotia's First Long Communion, July 1788. Penunderlining to a few pages, else vg. 14.00

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2 RAWLYK, G.A. ALLINE, Henry Ravished by the Spirit : Religious Revivals, Baptists, and Henry Alline. First Edition, Paperback
McGill-Queen's University Pres, Kingston / Montreal , 1984, ISBN:0773504400 1984 0773504400 / 9780773504400 
RAWLYK, G.A. Ravished by the Spirit : Religious Revivals, Baptists, and Henry Alline. Kingston / Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1984). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xiv,(2),[3]-176,(2). 8vo, purple card covers.

Griffin-Allwood, Baptists in Canada 1760-1990 : A Bibliography of Selected Printed Resources in English 320.

George Alexander Rawlyk (b. May 19, 1935, Thorold, Ontario - d. November 23, 1995, Ottawa).

The 1983 Hayward Lectures.

"The charismatic Nova Scotia preacher Henry Alline and his New Light disciples profoundly affected the nineteenth-century evangelical ethos of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and neighbouring New England. Alline's pietistic and mystical gospel was channelled into the Free Will and Calvinist Baptist churches, but it also gave shape and substance to the region's revivalistic tradition. In his provocative discussion of religious revivals, G.A. Rawlyk argues that at the heart of these significant social movements was a collective yearning for intimacy and a desperate search for meaningful relationships. There was also a tendency, as the nineteenth century unfolded, for various Baptist preachers to assert their authority over congregations by virtually 'willing' revivals into being.

Rawlyk's view is that the Baptists of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick reached the zenith of their influence during the latter half of the nineteenth century, but his often controversial analysis defines differences between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Baptists which extend into the twentieth century.

Ravished by the Spirit does not deal merely with the distant historical past. Rather, in its emphasis on the symbiotic relationship existing between the past and the present, it raises some fundamental and disconcerting questions about the vulnerable nature of the Baptist denomination in contemporary Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Ravished by the Spirit may be regarded as a historical Jeremiad which, by glancing backwards, sees the possible hope or despair of the future." - from the rear cover.

Foreword by Harold L. Mitton
1. Alline vs Alline;
2. Alline and New England and the Free Will Baptists;
3. Alline, Maritime New Lights, and Baptists;
4. Revivalism and the Maritime Baptist Tradition

Appendices :
A. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Baptists: Some Similarities and Some Differences: A Preliminary Study

B. Religion and the Population of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

With notes and index.

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