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Anglicans in Canada: Controversies and Identity in Historical Perspective
by Alan L. Hayes
University of Illinois Press, 2004
eISBN: 978-0-252-09148-3 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02902-8
Library of Congress Classification BX5610.H39 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 283.71

From the first worship services onboard English ships during the sixteenth century to the contentious toughmindedness of early clergymen to current debates about sexuality, Alan L. Hayes provides a comprehensive survey of the history of the Canadian Anglican Church. Unprecedented in the annals of Canadian religious history, it examines whether something like an Anglican identity emerged from within the changing forms of doctrine, worship, ministry, and institutions.
With writing that conveys a strong sense of place and people, Hayes ultimately finds such an identity not in the relatively few agreements within Anglicanism but within the disagreements themselves. Including hard-to-find historical documents, Anglicans in Canada is ideal for research, classroom use, and as a resource for church groups.

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