In May 1997, a conference was held at Atlantic Baptist University, Moncton, New Brunswick, to remember the life and work of the late Queen’s University history professor, George Alexander Rawlyk. Presentations were made by some of Rawlyk’s former students and colleagues to honor this scholar’s remarkable academic career as a leading historian of eighteenth-century British North America and Protestant religion in Canada. All of the essays in this Festschrift build, either implicitly or explicitly, upon some aspect of Rawlyk’s published work. Different authors probe the changing nature of Rawlyk’s perspective in his historiography, test some of his hypotheses, and revise and expand some of his established interpretations.
Revivals, Baptists, and George Rawlyk is a first step toward exploring the depth and breadth of Rawlyk’s contribution as a scholar and Christian.