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Trauma and Survival in the Contemporary Church: Historical Responses in the Anglican Tradition Published

11 May 2021 7:05 PM | HSEC Director of Operations (Administrator)

10 original contributions from presentations at the 2019 Tri-History Conference in Toronto have been published as a book. Trauma and Survival in the Contemporary Church: Historical Responses in the Anglican Tradition, edited by Jonathan Lofft and Thomas Power, adds a layer to the phenomenon of trauma reflecting experience within the context of the church, specifically the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Readers may explore of a variety of impacts and effects on individuals, groups and the institution of the Church caused by trauma. Chapters include:

  • Samuel Hume Blake’s Pan-Anglican Exertions: Stopping the Expansion of Residential and Industrial Schools for Canada’s Indigenous Children, 1908 by William Acres
  • Postwar Pacifism, Trauma, and The Canadian Churchman, 1919-1939 Gordon L. Heath
  • ‘Behold the Deaconess and the Rector of St. George’s’: Sexual Harassment, Church Polity, and Middle Class Respectability in Early Twentieth Century Canadian Anglicanism by Norman Knowles
  • Transmuting Trauma: The Emergence and Proliferation of War Honour Rolls in Anglican Churches by Glenn J Lockwood
  • Anglican Orders after Apostolicae Curae by J. Luis Dizon
  • Post-War Trauma: Church Growth and Contraction in Toronto by David Harrison
  • The Church of Ireland: Trauma, Opportunity, Legacy by Thomas P. Power
  • Southern Protestant Experiences during the Irish Revolution, 1919-1923: Reports from Church of Ireland Synods by Brian M. Walker
  • Earthquake Trauma, Recovery and Resilience: The Story of Christchurch Cathedral, Aotearoa New Zealand by Victoria Matthews
  • Recovery from an Evangelical and Pentecostal Cult W. by David Neelands
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