Written by Marguerite Van Die. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview “A faith formed, tested, and strengthened by family tragedy.“ Margaret Proctor Burwash had a keen interest in the welfare of female students at the University of Toronto’s Victoria College, and believed that their education should be largely in the […]
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Written by John G. Stackhouse, Jr. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview Evangelical Christianity in the late nineteenth century generated a number of missionaries of “muscular Christianity,” which championed body and spirit. None was more typical and more well-known in his day than Wilfred Grenfell, missionary doctor to Labrador.
Written by George Cowley. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview The announcement that General Georges Vanier had been appointed the governor-general of Canada came at a meeting of the Canadian cabinet in Halifax at which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II presided. Nation-wide, cheers erupted as the former soldier and statesman […]
Written by George Grant. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview Like one of his best-selling novels, the life of John Buchan was full of adventure and achievement. He was one of the most accomplished men of the twentieth century: a successful barrister, a respected scholar, a popular journalist, a trusted […]
Written by Joseph Adamson. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview Northrop Frye, one of the country’s most eminent thinkers, devoted his life to a study of literature and culture that was deeply rooted in the Bible. He was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, in 1912, the son of devout Methodists. Frye’s […]
Written by Kevin Kee. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview Hugh Thomas Crossley, partner in the well-known Methodist revival team of Crossley and Hunter, was born on an isolated homestead in King Township in present-day Ontario. When he was seventeen, a visit to a Methodist camp meeting changed his life. […]
1898—1991 Written by Deborah Cowley. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission.OverviewPauline Vanier was born in Montreal in 1898. She was the only child of Charles Archer, a Quebec Superior Court judge, and his wife, Thérèse de Salaberry, whose seigneurial ancestors had come to Canada in 1730.“Faith, far from being outmoded or […]
Synopsis Frank C. Peters, a Mennonite Brethren pastor who became president of Waterloo Lutheran University and used his leadership and relational skills to help that institution move from the private faith-based sector into the public sphere, ultimately re-named Wilfrid Laurier University.
Written by Lloyd Mackey. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview Ernest Manning is best remembered as Alberta’s premier from 1943 to 1968 – the longest-serving premier in the Commonwealth – and as the host of Canada’s National Bible Hour for nearly half a century. These dual roles exemplify his practice […]