By Gordon L. Heath
On eleven October 1899, Britain used to be formally at struggle in South Africa opposed to the Transvaal Republic and the Orange loose country. whereas the conflict was once millions of kilometres away, and Canada's contribution of over 7,000 troops to the imperial reason was once rather small, the warfare is taken into account to be one of many severe occasions within the nation-building strategy of the younger dominion. Gordon Heath's "A battle with a Silver Lining" is a ground-breaking research of why the Canadian Protestant church buildings enthusiastically supported the conflict attempt. large archival learn permits Heath to teach how the church buildings' main issue for overseas justice, the improvement of the nascent kingdom Canada, the unifying and strengthening of the empire, and the spreading of missions resulted in passionate and common aid for the struggle attempt. delivering a useful hyperlink among Victorian and twentieth-century Protestantism, struggle, and the British Empire, "A struggle with a Silver Lining" is a revealing account of the numerous position that church buildings performed in nineteenth-century Canadian public existence.
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