At the turn of the twentieth century economic development transformed Canada's prairie region, as the region's population exploded due to migration from central and eastern Canada and immigration from Britain, the United States, and Europe. This boom severely tested the Methodist Church, Canada's largest Protestant denomination. The church needed more pastors and more money for its expanding mission fields. It was forced to compete with Presbyterians and Anglicans for members, and worried about how to deal with the region's increasing non-Anglo-Saxon population, which lacked Protestant evangelical values and threatened to become Roman Catholic.
Preceded by three introductory essays and a chronology of major events in black religious history from 1618 to 1991, this A-Z encyclopedia includes three types of entries: * Biographical sketches of 773 African American religious leaders * 341 entries on African American denominations and religious organizations (including white churches with significant black memberships and educational institutions) * Topical articles on important aspects of African American religious life (e.g., African American Christians during the Colonial Era, Music in the African American Church)
Who's Who in Christianity is an invaluable reference guide to the leading men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history, including the founding fathers, monarchs, popes, saints, philanthropists, heretics, theologians and missionaries. The book encompasses the Eastern and Western Churches, and the lives and opinions of personalities who have shaped the past twenty Christian centuries, from Jesus of Galilee to Pope John Paul II, Paul of Tarsus to Mother Teresa. Who's Who in Christianity provides: * an accessible and user-friendly A-Z layout * detailed bibliographical information on each prominent figure * a glossary of technical terms * a chronological table of the chief historical events * an invaluable guide for scholars, teachers, clergy, students and general readers.
In historical terms, religions do not exist apart from the people who practise them. This is the first collection of biographical studies of figures from religions around the globe and from traditions both ancient and modern. It represents the work of an enormous international team of scholars, and although many entries involve original research, this substantial work of reference is intended to be of use to both the specialist and the general reader. Particular care has been taken to ensure a balance between religions and to include figures from the diverse branches of the different religions. Indexes and an extensive bibliography make it an invaluable working tool.
A transcription of a text published in British Guiana in 1948 listing 4351 individuals together with their occupations and some details of their accomplishments. This directory must have been very useful at the time of its original publication, but after nearly 70 years is of little if any practical commercial value. It has been reproduced purely for the purpose of informing current and future generations in Guyana of their ancestors and their accomplishments. From a genealogical perspective therefore, it may serve some useful purpose.