Winner of the 1997 Jewish booklet Committee award for scholarship on a Canadian Jewish topic.
Ever on account that Abella and Troper (None is just too Many, 1982) uncovered the anti-Semitism at the back of Canada’s refusal to permit Jewish escapees from the 3rd Reich to immigrate, the Canadian church buildings were less than a shadow. have been the church buildings silent or mostly silent, as alleged, or did they converse?
In How Silent have been the Churches? a Jew and a Christian learn the Protestant list. outdated letters, sermons and different church files yield a profile of latest Protestant attitudes. numerous questions are raised — How a lot anti-Semitism lurked in Canadian Protestantism? How a lot pro-German feeling? How competently did the church buildings of Canada learn the symptoms of the days? Or did they bury their heads within the sand? Davies and Nefsky become aware of a few outstanding solutions.
The theologies and the old and ethnic configurations of Protestant Canada, encompassing spiritual groups from the United Church to the Quakers, are introduced into reduction opposed to the historical past of the good melancholy, the increase of fascism in Europe and the resurgence of nativism in Canadian society.
The authors finish their learn with an review of the boundaries to Protestant impression in Canada and the dilemmas confronted by means of non secular groups and folks of sense of right and wrong whilst faced by way of the realities of strength.