A Prophet in Politics: A Biography of J.S. Woodsworth - download pdf or read online

By Kenneth McNaught, Allen Mills

ISBN-10: 0802035558

ISBN-13: 9780802035554

In this stylish and carefully researched paintings, Kenneth McNaught info the existence, paintings, and ideas of J.S Woodsworth and exhibits 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. A socialist to the tip, he exhibited his anti-war convictions to Parliament, while, in 1939, he by myself spoke out opposed to becoming a member of the conflict in Europe. Woodsworth's principles and powerful social sense of right and wrong helped to form the advance of the welfare kingdom in Canada, and feature left an highbrow legacy in either socialist and liberal circles.

A Prophet in Politics marks the development of socialism in Canada, in addition to the industrial and political stipulations within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. McNaught, who died in 1997, is himself an enormous determine in Canadian historical past, having fought as a professor of historical past for educational 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 known as it 'a definitive biography that during drama and association ranks with the simplest books in regards to the makers of Canada.' This version, provided within the 'Reprints in Canadian historical past' sequence, incorporates a new advent via Allen Mills.

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Browne, The Philosophy of Theism; D. Kidd, Social Evolution; losiah Strong, The Twentieth Century City; W. T. Stead, // Christ Came to Chicago; T. Ruskin, Ethics in the Dust; Froude, Oceana; and Carlyle, Past and Present and Heroes and Hero-Worship. 22 A PROPHET IN POLITICS it if you can*. . You know I am dreadfully heretical on many points. . "5 Woodsworth arrived at the Conference meeting of June, 1902, with the letter of resignation in his pocket. That letter was never delivered. His proposed action being known in advance, largely because his family was so intimately connected with the affairs and leaders of western Methodism, the President of the Conference and several other members dissuaded him from carrying to conclusion so drastic a step.

I have been seeing so much superstition, so much that is mere tradition, that I have been forced to find some standard by which I could determine what was true and what false—and I can't see how the supernatural can find a place. . ,12 Questions that had bulked so large for Voltaire and, indeed, for the writers of the "higher criticism," now pressed with growing insistence upon him. Miracle stories were common to most religions—why reject aU but one group? ' "1S While at Grace Church he had thought he had found a working compromise.

34 A PROPHET IN POLITICS of justification and holiness and perishing everlastingly; the absolute necessity of holiness both of heart and life and the proper eternity of future rewards and punishments? About most of this he was in doubt. The Methodist conception of the nature of Christ, the Virgin birth, and the physical resurrection and ascension he did not believe. How then could he preach it? " To this position, he replied: But who is to determine what are the essential underlying truths? Words have well-recognized meanings.

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