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United Church of Canada

A guide for finding resources on the United Church of Canada

History of the United Church

A Holy or a Broken Hallelujah: The United Church of Canada in the 1960s Decade of Ferment (Th.D. Thesis) (2018)

A Church with the Soul of a Nation: Making and Remaking the United Church of Canada (2014)  (print & online)

Serving the Present Age: Revivalism, Progressivism, and the Methodist Tradition in Canada (online) (2014)

After Evangelicalism: The Sixties and The United Church of Canada (2013)

"The New Curriculum Controversy," in The Sixties and Beyond: Dechristianization in North America and Western Europe, 1945-2000 (2013)  (print & online)

The United Church of Canada: A History (2012)

With Love, Lydia: The Story of Canada's First Woman Ordained Minister (2012)

Ordinary Heroes: Celebrating United Church Women (2012)

Divided Heritage: The Presbyterian Contribution to The United Church of Canada (2007)

Enduring Witness: A History of the Presbyterian Church in Canada - 3rd ed. (2004)  (print & online)

        -Chapter 10 in this book is called: "The Long Crisis of Church Union"

The Painted Trunk & Other Stories: A Children's History of The United Church of Canada (2000)

Fire & Grace: Stories of History and Vision (1999)

Fighting the Good Fight: Salvation, Social Reform, and Service in The United Church of Canada's Board of Evangelism and Social Service 1925-1945 (Th.D. Thesis) (1999)

Christianizing the Social Order: A Founding Vision of The United Church of Canada (1996)

The Lord's Dominion: The History of Canadian Methodism (1996)

"No Woman Need Apply: The Ordination of Women in The United Church 1916-65," Canadian Historical Review, v. 74 (1993), 473-509.

Crossing Worlds: The Story of the Woman's Missionary Society of The United Church of Canada (1992)

History of Diaconal Ministry in The United Church of Canada, 1925-1991 (1991)

Voices & Visions: 65 Years of The United Church of Canada (1990)

This is My Father's World; O Let Me Ne'er Forget: The Protracted Debate about Women's Ordination in The United Church of Canada, 1925-1965 (1990)

A Long and Faithful March: Towards the Christian Revolution, 1930s/1980s (1989)

The Resistance to Church Union in Canada, 1904-1939 (1985)

Prairie Spirit: Perspectives on the Heritage of The United Church of Canada in the West (1985)

The United Church of Canada, The First Sixty Years: Living and Risking (1985)

Ordination in The United Church of Canada: An Historical Analysis (1983)

The Transformation of The United Church of Canada, 1946-1977 (Thesis) (online) (1980)

The Ordained Ministry in The United Church of Canada 1925 - 1977 (Th.M. Thesis) (1979)

Brief Halt at Mile "50": A Half Century of Church Union (1974)

The Canadian Experience of Church Union (1967)

"The New Curriculum of The United Church of Canada," Religious Education, v. 61, n.3 (May-June 1966), 245-247.

The Churches and the Canadian Experience: A Faith and Order Study of the Christian Tradition (1963)

        -Article in this book by, John Webster Grant, called: "Blending Traditions: The United Church of Canada."

A Sociological Analysis of Church Union in Canada (1961)

Wide Windows: The Story of the Woman's Missionary Society of The United Church of Canada (1951)

The United Church of Canada: The Story of the Union (1950)

        -Written by George Pidgeon, a Presbyterian minister at Bloor St. Church, who became the first moderator of the United Church

Statement of Faith (1940)

Christianizing the Social Order: A Statement Prepared by a Commission Appointed by the Board of Evangelism and Social Service (1934?)

Church Union in Canada: Its Causes and Consequences (1933)

        -Written by C.E. Silcox, who wrote the first account of church union

The Story of Church Union in Canada (1930)

        -Written by S.D. Chown, a Methodist and the architect of church union

Church Union and the Presbyterian Church in Canada (1928)

        -Written by Ephraim Scott, an opponent of church union

Our Common Faith (1928)

The Doctrinal Basis of Union and its Relation to the Historic Creeds (1926)

Basis of Union (1925)

Inaugural Service (1925)

Church Union in Canada: Its History, Motives, Doctrine and Government (1923)

        -Written by E. Lloyd Morrow, an opponent of church union