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Author: Barry Cahill,Laurence DeWolfe,Murray Alary
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Title: The Blue Banner: The Presbyterian Church of Saint David and Presbyterian Witness in Halifax
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Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (February 6, 2008)
Pages: 352

The Blue Banner: The Presbyterian Church of Saint David and Presbyterian Witness in Halifax by Barry Cahill,Laurence DeWolfe,Murray Alary



As early as November 1927, Saint David’s held a reception for Presbyterian students in Halifax. The spiritual and social welfare of university students has always been a concern and a special feature of life and work at the church. In March 1931 spring Communion Sunday evening saw a special students’ service, sponsored by the local Student Christian Movement, at which elder . Stewart preached on The university and the church.

In the process of replanting and growing Presbyterianism in Halifax, Saint David’s has reprised its own early history. It is still resisting; it has not conformed. The 1925 downgrading, almost overnight, of The Presbyterian Church in Canada from a large, prestigious, and influential institution in the local, regional, and national community to the shadow of a name was traumatic for the non-uniting minority Presbyterians. The reduction of the number of Presbyterian churches in metropolitan Halifax from nine to nil posed an immense and immediate challenge

The Blue Banner book. A social history of the near-death experience of Presbyterianism in Halifax. See a Problem? We’d love your help. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Blue Banner: The Presbyterian Church of Saint David and Presbyterian Witness in Halifax.

Barry Cahill, Laurence Dewolfe, Murray Alary, Elizabeth A. Chard, and Lois Yorke. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008. The authors' main contention is that the survival of Presbyterianism in Halifax following the establishment of the United Church of Canada in June 1925 is largely the result of an abiding commitment on the part of the congregation of Saint David's to doctrinal integrity and the principle of religious pluralism. With the founding of the United Church – which absorbed Canada's Methodists and Congregationalists, as well as two-thirds of its Presbyterians – Halifax's Presbyterian congregations ceased to exist.

Barry Cahill is congregational archivist, The Presbyterian Church of Saint David. The Reverend Dr. Laurence DeWolfe is minister of Saint David's. Elder Murray Alary is clerk of Session.

David B. Marshall (a1). University of Calgary. Published online: 18 May 2010. Recommend this journal.

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The Presbyterian Church of Saint David and Presbyterian Witness in Halifax. by Barry Cahill Author · Laurence DeWolfe Author. The Blue Banner is a case study of the survival of historic denominationalism grounded in resistance to church union. It traces the origins and near demise of Presbyterianism in Nova Scotia and the development of Saint David's from its beginnings as a new congregation and the only site of Presbyterian witness in metropolitan Halifax.

It was authored by Barry Cahill. Primarily, it covers the latter history of this 1852 church, from the time it became a Presbyterian church in 1930. The few Presbyterians who resisted union established The Presbyterian Church, Halifax in 1925. Very soon afterward the church bought this building and in 1930 it was renamed to become The Presbyterian Church of Saint David.

The Blue Banner: The Presbyterian Church of Saint David and Presbyterian Witness in Halifax. By Barry Cahill, Laurence DeWolf, Murray Alary, Elizabeth A. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008. Publication Date: 2010. Publication Name: Church History.

The Blue Banner is a case study of the survival of historic denominationalism grounded in resistance to church union. It traces the origins and near demise of Presbyterianism in Nova Scotia and the development of Saint David's from its beginnings as a new congregation and the only site of Presbyterianism witness in metropolitan Halifax. The authors look at various aspects of congregational life - corporate structure and governance, education, worship and music, volunteerism, mission and outreach, and stewardship of the historic site and building that has been home to Saint David's since the beginning.