Robert Addison's library : a short-title catalogue of the books brought to Upper Canada in 1792 by the first missionary sent out to the Niagara Frontier by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
"[C]ompiled by William J. Cameron and George McKnight with the assistance of Michaele-Sue Goldblatt".
Includes bibliographical references.
"[O]ne of the first books that Addison added to the splendid collection of 16th, 17th, and 18th century volumes that he brought with him to Canada can probably be read as a comment on his experience in a new land. During the 37 years remaining to him, Addison was to add many another book that reflects the history of his own life and of his own locality -- Niagara-on-the-lake and the Niagara peninsula. Most of these books have been omitted from this catalogue, however, by the simple expedient of excluding all books printed after 1791 that are still to be found in the library kept at the Rectory of St. Mark's Church, Niagara-on-the-lake. The cataloguing of these post-1791 acquisitions must be left to other hands, for our purpose in this catalogue is to identify as accurately as possible the original library that Addison brought from England when the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts sent him out to Niagara as a 'proper person' to be their first missionary in the area. This preface is an attempt to analyse that library and to describe how it came to be built during the century before Addison set out on his historic journey". -- Preface.
Contents: Acknowledgements / W.J.C., G. McK. [and] M.S.G. -- Preface -- Notes on the Catalogue -- Part I: Titles of Anonymous and Pseudonymous Books, and Books of Multiple and Indeterminate Authorship -- Part II: Titles Arranged by author -- Appendix: Damaged, imperfect, and imperfectly identified books: and books discovered too late to be included in Parts I and II -- Illustrations.
"First published 1963. Copyright SCM Press Ltd 1963". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliography: p. 206-208 and index.
"The present volume, the fourth in this series, essays the ambitious task of offering some clues to what is happening in that spiritual conflict which is modern Africa. For spiritual conflict it is and that in its essence. .... The spiritual conflict in Africa is a striving to re-establish that primal unity of man with both the material and the spiritual universe which African man instinctively feels to be true 'being' and which hardly exists anywhere in Africa today. Believing this, the author seeks to establish first of all the essentially African way of feeling the truth about things, a 'feeling after the truth', which finds expression in an illimitable anthology of proverbial sayings rather than in a systematic philosophy". -- General Intro.
Contents: General Introduction / M.A.C. Warren -- Classroom Religion -- Through Other Men's Eyes -- The Language of Myth -- Turning Inside Out -- The Scattered Self -- The Unbroken Circle -- Oh That I Might Find Him ! -- What is Man ? -- The Second Adam -- Prophets, Priests and Kings -- The Tender Bridge -- The Destroyer -- The Practice of the Presence -- Short Bibliography -- Index.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by Robert Cunningham and Sons Ltd, Alva, Scotland.
Author is "now Africa Secretary of the Church Missionary Society". -- front dust jacket blurb.