An Apostle of the North: Memoirs of the Right Reverend William Carpenter Bompas

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University of Alberta, 2002 M11 30 - 391 páginas
H.A. Cody’s An Apostle of the North, originally published in 1908, captures perfectly the zeal of the 19th century missionary and tells the story of a man called to do God’s work in the Diocese of Athabasca in the most northern regions of Canada. Bishop William Carpenter Bompas was a difficult man, cantankerous, stubborn, and more than a little eccentric. He carried on his shoulders the deep spirituality of his own faith, the assumptions of his background, and the cultural aggressiveness of the Victorian age. He was a church leader who often disagreed with his church and ignored its advice. Bompas’s life in the North offers insights into the compelling force of religion and faith, one of the most pervasive forces in human experience, capable of transforming people, creating conflict, spreading hope, motivating entire nations, and, as history has shown, making horrible and damaging mistakes. In a new Introduction, historians William Morrison and Ken Coates examine Bompas’s career, exploring themes central to the history of the church in Canada and to aboriginal-newcomer relations.
 

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Contenido

Preface
vii
Selected Bibliography
lxxxiii
PREFACE xi
xcii
CHAPTER PAGE 1 THE VOLUNTEER 18341865
19
Forward to the Front 1865
32
THE EXPLORATION OF THE NORTHWEST
42
The Fathers Business 18651870
53
The Country and Its Inhabitants
81
A Race with Winter 18771878
190
Onward and Upward 18781884
200
Bishop of Mackenzie River Diocese 18841891
226
Beyond the Great Mountains 18911896
253
The Flood 18961900
273
Faint Yet Pursuing 19011906
289
Light at Eventide 1906
310
The Student
336

Among the Children of the Cold 1870
107
Sowing Beside Many Waters 18701873
126
Home and Honours 18731874
143
THE LONG OUTWARD VOYAGE 1874
156
Bishop of Athabasca 18741876
166
A Synod in the Wild 1876
179
Northern Lights on the Bible
350
Results of Missions in the NorthWest
365
INDEX
379
Index to This Edition
387
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H.A. Cody, an Anglican minister, served under Bompas in his final years and also wrote numerous novels including The Frontiersman: A Tale of the Yukon. William Morrison is Professor of History at the University of Northern British Columbia. Ken Coates is Professor of History at the University of Saskatchewan.

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