Robert Alexander Fyfe: His Contemporaries and His Influence


Theo T. Gibson

Burlington: Welch, 1988.

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Determination and some remarkable gifts enabled a poor farm-boy from rural Quebec to become the most influential leader the Baptist denomination in Central Canada ever produced. Best remembered as the founding principal of the Canadian Literary Institute (Woodstock College), which gave secondary education to thousands of young people and training to scores of ministers, Rev. Dr. Fyfe was also Canada’s most consistent protagonist for full religious equality. He played a great part in the desectarianization of University of Toronto. Writer, preacher, magazine publisher, crusader for co-education, fund-raiser, controversialist, and more, he comes to life (“warts and all”) in this book, surrounded by a host of other interesting players shaping events in Canada’s most formative period.

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Weight .543 kg
Dimensions 22.7 × 15 × 2.2 cm