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This is an auction for PRESBYTERIANS IN AOTEAROA 1840-1990, edited by Dennis McEldowney.

With contributions by Peter Matheson, Ian Breward, Laurie Barber, Allan Davidson & James Veitch.

“The authors have each narrated thirty years of the Church's life. This is a continuing story. It is the story of a settler's Church, 'the Scotch kirk' which looked back to its homeland with nostalgia. A Church, male-dominated, largely uninterested in the original people of the land they had come to, but with a heroic determination to provide for the spiritual needs of the most remote communities. And it is a story of an evolution into an indigenous body with significant Maori and Pacific Island components, which has committed itself to be a just home for women. An austere Church, concerned that nothing extraneous should come between its people and its God, frowning even on organs in churches. A Church which resisted change to its inherited formulations of belief. But a Church which imperceptibly grew more liberal, more varied in its worship, closer to other Churches; while secular life grew in its influence within the Church and without, and faced the Church with a declining and ageing membership. These are only some of the themes traced through this book. Dealt with also are Presbyterian commitments to education and social service, and the Church's attempts to influence national policies on such matters as the liquor trade, the Bible in schools, and racial equality. An abundance of pictures, informative captions, and mini-essays on particular themes further enliven the book.”

Large format hardback 1990.

203 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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