GRANT, John Webster
Title: Profusion of Spires : Religion in Nineteenth-Century Ontario. First Edition.in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Ontario Historical Studies Series / University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1988, ISBN:0802057985
Seller ID: 29106
GRANT, John Webster. A Profusion of Spires : Religion in Nineteenth-CenturyOntario. Toronto : " A Project of the Ontario Historical Studies Series (O HSS), for the Government of Ontario. Published by University of Toronto Press", (1988). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-x,(18, illustrations),(2),-291,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth, gilt crest to front board, gilt letteringto spine. In the Ontario Historical Studies Series. "In their heyday, Onta rio's churches were the acknowledged arbiters of acceptable belief and respectable behaviour. Denominational affiliation was a key factor in determining whom people married, what colleges they chose for their children, how they voted and, in some cases, what they wore . [...] John Webster Grant traces the development of religion in Ontario from before the arrival of European settlers until the end of the nineteenth century. Here we meet sober (and not so sober) representatives of the 'three churches' of England, Scotland, and Rome, fervent Methodist saddle-bag preachers, plain <,ennonites and Quakers, colourful Children of Peace, and many others. We follow the courseof conflicts and controversies that arose from different views of the appr opriateness of government aid to churches or their educational institutions." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Spirits of the Land. 2. Uprooted Traditions. 3. Foundations. 4. Varieties of Pioneer Religion. 5. Atlantic Triangle. 6. Religion on the Hustings. 7. New Measures. 8. Echoes of Europe. 9. Affairs of State. 10. Mission Accomplished. 11. The Activist Temper. 12. The Beckoning Vision. 13. Strains in the Fabric. 14. The Anatomy of Ontario Religion. Very good in dustjacket. 40.00