How silent were the churches? : Canadian Protestantism and the Jewish plight during the Nazi era
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How silent were the churches? : Canadian Protestantism and the Jewish plight during the Nazi era
Call No: 261.834 D24h

Call Number261.834 D24h
Dates[1998]; ©1998
Statement of ResponsibilityAlan Davies and Marilyn F. Nefsky.
Creators & ContributorsDavies, Alan T. (author)
Nefsky, Marilyn F. (author)
Summary"In How Silent Were the Churches? a Jew and a Christian examine the Protestant record. Old letters, sermons and other church documents yield a profile of contemporary Protestant attitudes. Countless questions are raised: How much antisemitism lurked in Canadian Protestantism? How much pro-German feeling? How accurately did the churches of Canada read the sign of the times? Or did they bury their heads in the sand?... The theologies and the historical and ethnic configurations of Protestant Canada, encompassing religious religious communities from the Evangelicals to the Quakers, are brought into relief against the background of the Great Depression, the rise of fascism in Europe and the resurgence of nativism in Canadian society." —Back cover
ContentsThe setting
  • Antisemitism in Canada
  • Antisemitism in Europe
The churches
  • The United Church
  • The Church of England in Canada
  • The Presbyterian Church
  • Baptists and Evangelicals
  • Lutherans, Mennonites and Quakers
The United Church
  • The fascist temptation
  • Persecution in Germany
  • The refugee crisis
  • Claris E. Silcox
The Church of England in Canada
  • Headlam and Inge
  • 'Liberty-loving Anglo Saxons'
  • 'That ancient race'
  • Every last refugee?
  • W.W. Judd
  • The Holocaust
The Presbyterian Church
  • Morris Zeidman
  • Persecuted Christians
  • The rabbit and the snake
  • W.L. Mackenzie King
  • The Holocaust
Baptists and Evangelicals
  • T.T. Shields
  • Watson Kirkconnell
  • A new Gethsemane
  • 'Gardens of the damned'
  • The Holocaust
Lutherans, Mennonites and Quakers
  • Lutherans
    • Luther's land
    • And the Jews?
  • Mennonites
    • The German connection
    • The 'Jewish question'
    • Jews or Germans?
    • The refugee crisis
  • Quakers
    • The Jewish plight
    • Raymond Booth
    • Starving children, dying Jews
Conclusion
Appendix A
AppendixB
Physical Description xvi, 179 pages ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherWaterloo, ON : Wilfrid Laurier University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index