A War with a Silver Lining: Canadian Protestant Churches and by Gordon L. Heath

By Gordon L. Heath

Gordon Heath's A struggle with a Silver Lining is a ground-breaking research of why the Canadian Protestant church buildings enthusiastically supported the battle attempt. huge archival examine permits Heath to teach how the church buildings' crisis for foreign justice, the improvement of the nascent country Canada, the unifying and strengthening of the empire, and the spreading of missions resulted in passionate and frequent aid for the battle attempt. offering a necessary hyperlink among Victorian and twentieth-century Protestantism, struggle, and the British Empire, A conflict with a Silver Lining is a revealing account of the numerous function that church buildings performed in nineteenth-century Canadian public existence.

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A War with a Silver Lining: Canadian Protestant Churches and the South African War, 1899-1902

Gordon Heath's A battle with a Silver Lining is a ground-breaking research of why the Canadian Protestant church buildings enthusiastically supported the warfare attempt. large archival learn permits Heath to teach how the church buildings' trouble for overseas justice, the advance of the nascent country Canada, the unifying and strengthening of the empire, and the spreading of missions ended in passionate and frequent aid for the conflict attempt.

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He was also critical of the recent role of religious newspapers in the recruiting 18 A War with a Silver Lining of soldiers. ”93 On Sunday, 29 October 1899, the day before the troops were to depart for South Africa, the churches had the opportunity to show their support for the cause. They did not disappoint. In Quebec City prominent politicians and church figures gathered for this purpose. 95 Rev. Lenox Smith led in prayer, Rev. H. Parker, of Compton, read the scripture lessons, and the Very Reverend Dean Williams led in Communion.

7 The effects of the war in general, and Majuba Hill in particular, were far reaching. 8 The Pretoria Convention of August 1881 ended the immediate hostilities. This arrangement gave the Transvaalers complete selfgovernment, subject to suzerainty of Queen Victoria. The Convention of London in 1884 was a revised version of the Pretoria Convention, with one important difference: it did not include any reference to British suzerainty. This omission would lead to conflict in the years to come, for it was interpreted differently by the British and the Boers.

43 Three months later, however, when tensions between the British and the Boers were at breaking point, Queen’s Quarterly offered a different perspective. 44 By this time, Cappon was convinced that the situation was the fault of the Boers and their hatred of civilization. After defending Britian’s right to interfere in the domestic affairs of the Transvaal by claiming that the republic’s very existence was a result of Britain’s assistance at various times in the past, Cappon pressed the Boers to accept the inevitability of change and the inexorable advance of British civilization.

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