2011 Annual Meeting

CANADIAN SOCIETY OF CHURCH HISTORY

51st Annual Conference Programme

U.N.B. / ST. THOMAS’ UNIVERSITY, MAY 28-30, 2011

(updated: April 15, 2011)

Location: Brian Mulroney Hall 107, St. Thomas’ University

Programme coordinator: Darren Schmidt Darren.Schmidt@kingsu.ca

Local arrangements coordinator: Philip Griffin-Allwood pgaga@auracom.com

 

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011

12:30 pm              Welcome and Announcements

12:45 – 2:15        SESSION ONE:  CREED, CRISIS, AND COMMUNES: CHRISTIANITY IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES

Chair: Marguerite Van Die, Queen’s University

William Haughton, United Church of Canada, Port Rowan, ON, “The Genesis and Evolution of A New Creed in the United Church of Canada”

Lucille Marr, Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies, McGill University, “The Brethren in Christ: Towards a Theology of Mental Health”

Bruce Douville, York University, “Back to the Garden (Again): Re-examining the Jesus People Movement in Toronto”

2:15 – 2:30           BREAK

2:30 – 3:30           SESSION TWO: SHIFTING PERCEPTIONS AMONG 18TH– AND EARLY 19TH-CENTURY BRITISH EVANGELICALS

Chair:  Gordon Heath, McMaster Divinity College

Michael Tapper, Saint Paul University, “John Wesley’s Vision of Social Sin”

Keith Grant, Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, Eastern Passage, NS, “’Very Affecting and Evangelical’: Andrew Fuller (1754–1815) and the Evangelical Renewal of Pastoral Theology”

3:30 – 3:45           BREAK

3:45 – 5:00           CSCH BUSINESS MEETING (PART ONE)

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011

1:00 – 2:00           SESSION THREE: RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE IN LATE 19TH– AND EARLY 20TH-CENTURY CANADA                                                                   

Chair: Megan Baxter, University of Western Ontario

Russell Prime, Dalhousie University, “The Church & the Magistrate: Glimpses of Church-State Relations in a New Brunswick Coastal Community, 1880–1930”

Robert Dennis, Queen’s University, “The Douglas Chair in Canadian and Colonial History: Philanthropy, Secularization, and Restructuring Queen’s University in the Early Twentieth Century”

2:00 – 2:15           BREAK

2:15 – 4:00           SESSION FOUR: CHRISTIANITY IN CANADA ACROSS ETHNIC DIVISIONS AND NATIONAL BORDERS

Chair: William Westfall, York University

Mark McGowan, Professor of History, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, “Canadian Catholics and Competing Visions of Canada”

Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, “The History of the Bible in Canada and the United States”

Marguerite Van Die, Professor of History, Queen’s University, “’Beyond the Protestant Nation’: U.S. Historiographical Debate and Canadian Narratives of Religion and Society”

4:00 – 4:15           BREAK

4:15 – 5:15           PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS, Ruth Compton Brouwer, Professor of History Emerita, King’s University College, and Adjunct Research Professor of History, University of Western Ontario, London

6:30 – 9:00           CSCH BANQUET, Blue Door Restaurant, 100 Regent Street, Fredericton (http://www.thebluedoor.ca)

 

MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011

8:30 – 10:00        SESSION FIVE: GENDER AND SERVICE: EXPLORING VARIETIES WITHIN CANADIAN CHRISTIANITY

Chair:  Ruth Compton Brouwer, King’s University College and the University of Western Ontario, London

Philip Griffin-Allwood, United Church of Canada, Moncton, NB, “Mère Henriette Feller (1800–1868) of La Grande Ligne and Ordered Ministry in Canada”

Megan Baxter, University of Western Ontario, “’Would You Sell Yourself for a Drink, Boy?’: Masculinity and Christianity in the Ontario Temperance Movement”

Caryn Douglas, McGeachy Senior Scholar, United Church of Canada, Winnipeg, “’Disjoined Women’: The Hidden Story of United Church Deaconesses”

10:00 – 10:15      BREAK

10:15 – 11:45      SESSION SIX: CANADIAN CHRISTIAN ENGAGEMENT OF THE SOCIAL ORDER, 1940s TO THE PRESENT

Chair:  Sandra Beardsall, St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon

Betsy Anderson, McGeachy Senior Scholar, United Church of Canada, and Associate of the Centre for Research and Religion in Canada, Emmanuel College, Toronto, “’The Place Where ‘Men’ Earn their Bread is Holy’: Work Camps in the Student Christian Movement”

Joel Kropf, Carleton University, “The Practicality of the Common Good: Catholic Moral Reasoning, the Postwar Instrumentalist Mentality, and the Canadian Death-Penalty Debate”

Margie Patrick, Assistant Professor of Education, The King’s University College, Edmonton, “The Nature of Canada’s Religious Right: The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Evangelical Political Engagement”

11:45 – 1:00        LUNCH BREAK

[12:00 – 1:30       CSSR AGM, Edmund Casey Hall, Room 223]

1:00 – 2:00           SESSION SEVEN: CROSS-CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS AT HOME AND ABROAD

Chair: John Young, Queen’s University

Ji-il Tark, Associate Professor of Church History, Busan Presbyterian University, Korea, “Canadian Missions for Koreans in North-East Asia, 1898–1942”

Cheryl Gaver, University of Ottawa, “Solitudes in Shared Spaces: Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian Anglicans in the Yukon and Northwest Territories in the Post-Residential School Era”

2:00 – 2:15           BREAK

2:15 – 3:15           SESSION EIGHT: CANADIAN CHURCHES AND WAR

Chair: Donna Kerfoot, University of Trinity College, Toronto School of Theology

Gordon Heath, Associate Professor of Christian History, McMaster Divinity College, “Canadian Churches and War: An Introductory Essay and Annotated Bibliography”

Melissa Davidson, McGill University, “’Private Sorrow Becomes Public Property’: Canadian Anglican Sermons and the Second Battle of Ypres, May 1915”

3:15 – 3:30           BREAK

3:30 – 4:30           SESSION NINE: THE ANTIGONISH MOVEMENT AND ITS LEGACY

Chair:  Mark McGowan, University of Toronto

John Young, Assistant Professor, Queen’s School of Religion, Queen’s University, “A United Church Presence in the Antigonish Movement: J.W.A. Nicholson and J.D.N. MacDonald”

Stephen Dutcher, Editor, Acadiensis, University of New Brunswick, “Eastern Co-Op Services and the Post-World War Two Legacy of the Antigonish Movement”

4:30 – 4:45           BREAK

4:45 – 5:30            BUSINESS MEETING (PART TWO)

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