Baptists in Canada (McMaster Ministry Studies #5) (Paperback)
Baptists arrived in what would become Canada in the mid-eighteenth century, and from those early arrivals Baptists from a wide variety of backgrounds planted churches in every region of the vast nation. This book traces that history of Baptists in Canada, and provides historical antecedents and theological rationales for their church polity. Written in a generous spirit, it recognizes what Baptists share with other Christian communities and how they differ among themselves on some matters. It places Baptists in Canada in the larger historical and global context, and concludes with commentary on opportunities and challenges ahead.
Gordon L. Heath, FRHistS, is Professor of Christian History, the Centenary Chair in World Christianity, and director of the Canadian Baptist Archives at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dallas Friesen is the Director of Church Life and Leadership for the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec. Previously he served as a pastor at Mount Hamilton Baptist Church for over a decade. He has written and taught in the areas of organizational change and leadership development. Taylor Murray is Creative Producer of Distributed Learning at Tyndale University in Toronto. He has contributed to several books and journals, writing primarily on Baptists in Canada and the history of fundamentalism in North America.