The World Is Our Parish: John King Gordon, 1900-1989: An Intellectual Biography Keith Fleming

ISBN: 9781442647732

Published: January 21st 2015

Hardcover

384 pages


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The World Is Our Parish: John King Gordon, 1900-1989: An Intellectual Biography  by  Keith Fleming

The World Is Our Parish: John King Gordon, 1900-1989: An Intellectual Biography by Keith Fleming
January 21st 2015 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781442647732 | 10.23 Mb

One of Canada s most outspoken and respected advocates of internationalism during the early Cold War, John King Gordon had a remarkably eclectic professional life. Keith R. Fleming s biography of Gordon explores the man s many careers, from his startMoreOne of Canada s most outspoken and respected advocates of internationalism during the early Cold War, John King Gordon had a remarkably eclectic professional life. Keith R. Fleming s biography of Gordon explores the man s many careers, from his start as a Manitoba clergyman in the 1920s to his work as a United Nations field officer in Korea, the Middle East, and the Congo.In The World Is Our Parish, Fleming traces how Gordon s passion for social reform and humanitarianism led him to become a clergyman, a political activist, a journalist, a professor, and one of Canada s leading advocates of liberal internationalism in the years after World War Two.

An exceptional biography of an extraordinary but little-known Canadian, The World Is Our Parish uses Gordon s professional and intellectual journey to reveal the confluence of liberal Christianity, social democracy, and internationalism in Canadian politics and thought.



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