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Revivalists: Marketing the Gospel in English Canada, 1884-1957 [NOOK Book]

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The history of religious change has been largely devoted to study of the churches. Revivalists focuses on evangelists, singling out several significant entrepreneurs - Hugh Crossley and John Hunter, active from 1880 to 1910; Oswald J. Smith, who built his independent Toronto church into a popular evangelistic emporium; Frank Buchman and the Oxford Group, who appealed to the upper classes in the 1930s; and Charles Templeton, who enjoyed two careers as a revivalist. Kee shows that by adjusting their methods to the ...
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Revivalists: Marketing the Gospel in English Canada, 1884-1957

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Overview

The history of religious change has been largely devoted to study of the churches. Revivalists focuses on evangelists, singling out several significant entrepreneurs - Hugh Crossley and John Hunter, active from 1880 to 1910; Oswald J. Smith, who built his independent Toronto church into a popular evangelistic emporium; Frank Buchman and the Oxford Group, who appealed to the upper classes in the 1930s; and Charles Templeton, who enjoyed two careers as a revivalist. Kee shows that by adjusting their methods to the cultural forms of the day, these evangelists contributed to the vitality of Canadian Protestantism.
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Kevin Kee is Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities and assistant professor, History, Brock University.
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Table of Contents

1 A night at the theatre : Hugh Crossley, John Hunter, and the marketing of late nineteenth-century mainstream Protestant revivalism 13
2 "Anything at all to get a crowd" : Oswald J. Smith and fundamentalist revivalism between the wars 53
3 Reflecting "the distinctive character of the age" : Frank Buchman and the Oxford group in Canada, 1932-1934 96
4 "In tune with the times" : Charles Templeton and post-World War II revivalism 143
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