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dc.contributor.supervisorFerguson, Barry (History)en_US
dc.contributor.authorMackay, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-11T20:38:41Z
dc.date.available2018-01-11T20:38:41Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/32802
dc.description.abstractThis thesis asks what influence Christianity had on Canadian Confederation. It studies discussions relevant to political philosophy, education, and worldview in general in the Province of Canada's 1865 ratification debates on the Quebec Resolutions. Chapter 1 demonstrates the influence of beliefs about Canada's standing as a Christian nation, the sinfulness and fallibility of human nature, the importance of religious liberty on constitutional preferences, and support for the British constitutional tradition of mixed government. Chapter 2 shows how different Protestant and Roman Catholic convictions about the eternal nature of the human soul impacted views on the group rights issue of educational systems. Chapter 3 examines how providence-based understandings of history shaped the Canadian founders' vision for the new dominion. The thesis argues that a perception of 'God and state' had a widespread and foundational influence at Confederation. It also reassesses the 'political nationality' interpretation promoted by Morton, LaSelva, Ajzenstat, and others.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectChurch and Stateen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Thoughten_US
dc.subjectIdeasen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectConfederationen_US
dc.subjectProvidenceen_US
dc.subjectCanadian Historyen_US
dc.subjectChristianityen_US
dc.subjectRoman Catholicismen_US
dc.subjectProtestantismen_US
dc.subjectBible and Politicsen_US
dc.titleChurch and state in the Confederation debates of 1865en_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeKuffert, Len (History) Eyford, Ryan (History, University of Winnipeg) Lecce, Steven (Political Studies)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteFebruary 2018en_US


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