A Prophet in Politics: A Biography of J.S. Woodsworth by Kenneth McNaught, Allen Mills

By Kenneth McNaught, Allen Mills

In this based and conscientiously researched paintings, Kenneth McNaught info the lifestyles, paintings, and rules of J.S Woodsworth and exhibits the robust ethical and political strength that the pacifist, Methodist philosopher exerted on Canadian politics.

Woodsworth first went to the home of Commons in 1922, and have become chief of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation at its formation in 1933. A socialist to the top, he exhibited his anti-war convictions to Parliament, while, in 1939, he by myself spoke out opposed to becoming a member of the warfare in Europe. Woodsworth's principles and robust social judgment of right and wrong helped to form the advance of the welfare nation in Canada, and feature left an highbrow legacy in either socialist and liberal circles.

A Prophet in Politics marks the growth of socialism in Canada, in addition to the commercial and political stipulations within the first half the 20 th century. McNaught, who died in 1997, is himself an enormous determine in Canadian background, having fought as a professor of historical past for tutorial freedom and having introduced the scholarly dialogue of nationwide politics into the general public sphere. on the time of its unique book, Globe and Mail reviewers referred to as it 'a definitive biography that during drama and association ranks with the easiest books concerning the makers of Canada.' This version, provided within the 'Reprints in Canadian heritage' sequence, encompasses a new advent via Allen Mills.

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A Prophet in Politics: A Biography of J.S. Woodsworth

During this stylish and conscientiously researched paintings, Kenneth McNaught info the existence, paintings, and rules of J. S Woodsworth and indicates the strong ethical and political strength that the pacifist, Methodist philosopher exerted on Canadian politics. Woodsworth first went to the home of Commons in 1922, and have become chief of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation at its formation in 1933.

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Here again was the evangelical work of the frontier, and once more the struggle for conviction. All the old questions recurred. Could he really accept the dogmas of the Methodist "Discipline"? Was the continual effort to "save" the individual, while ignoring his social context, really practical Christianity? Apathy on the part of the members of his congregation, and perhaps a sense of isolation, helped to imbue these questions with a great urgency. During the long winter at Keewatin, Woodsworth came to a position where he could no longer believe literally some of the church's basic theological statements.

Surely there must be one great system of morality. Nor need this exclude Christianity. Rather, if Christianity is as universal as it claims to be it must combine in itself all morality—must allow for its highest development and be an essential factor in that development.... No doubt its breadth was for Woodsworth one of the attractions of the Church of England, which at this time had identified itself through men like Bishop Gore and Canon Scott Holland with the cause of social reform, while the English Wesleyans were still concerned primarily with a personal evangelism.

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