Contents: Foreword / Elizabeth Lukens Fleming -- The Awakening -- To Baffin Land -- Lake Harbour -- Snow Village -- Famine at Kinguckjuak -- Journeys by Umiak and Kayak -- Pagan Life -- The Grant Episode -- Interlude I -- Return to the Arctic -- Of Myths and Angakoks -- Where No White Man Had Gone -- Farewell to Baffin Land -- Interlude II -- The Rescue of Matto -- Archdeacon of the Arctic -- Epidemic -- Interlude III -- The Flying Bishop -- Hospitals in the Far North -- John Buchan Opens the Door -- Decision at Eskimo Point -- Interlude IV -- Reflections -- Index.
The memoirs of Archibald Fleming, first bishop of the Diocese of the Arctic, 1933-1949.
"Bishop Sperry's book is not only a record of the traditional ways of life in the Central Arctic in the 1950s and 1960s, but also the personal account of a man who became known for his sensitivity, humility and compassion. He and his wife Elizabeth are still warmly loved by the Central Arctic Inuit for their services during the good time of health and plenty, as well as the terrible times of epidemic and famine. The Sperrys are remembered because they did not set themselves apart from the people with who they lived and worked, and for the respect they had for the traditional beliefs of their Inuit hosts.
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"The Dayspring from on High Hath Visited Us" : an examination of the missionary endeavours of the Moravians and the Anglican Church Missionary Society among the Inuit in the Arctic regions of Canada and Labrador (1880s-1920s)
"A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy".
"Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University Montreal, July 1987".
Bibliography: ll. 173-181.
"The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the Inuit missions sponsored by the Church of England Church Missionary Society (CMS) in Baffin Island and the Moravian Church in Labrador during the approximately four decades (1880s-1920s) which preceded a major administrative upheaval in both those missions: the CMS withdrew from Canada in 1920 and the Moravians changed the course of their mission when they ceased to trade with the Inuit after 1926. During this forty-year period several developments in the spiritual, medical and educational spheres occurred at one or both of the missions. An investigation of some of these developments makes it clear that the growth of both missions was hampered by the decision, on the part of each missionary society, for financial and other reasons, to de-emphasize its northern mission in favour of the 'teeming masses' in China, Japan and Africa". -- Abstract.
Contents: Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The Moravian Church, a Mission Church -- Moravian Missions: Labrador, 1880-1926 -- Church Missionary Society -- The Church Missionary Society: Arctic Missions -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Appendix -- Selected Bibliography.
Thesis includes chapter five "The Church Missionary Society: Arctic Missions" including missions/communities in Herschel Island and Baffin Island, within the Anglican Diocese of the Arctic.