Gerald Le Dain (1924–2007) was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1984. This collectively written biography traces fifty years of his steady, cre- ative, and conciliatory involvement with military service, the legal academy, legislative reform, university administration, and judicial decision-making. This book assembles contributions from the in-house historian of the law firm where Le Dain first practised, from students and colleagues in the law schools where he taught, from a research associate in his Commission of Inquiry into the non-medical use of drugs, from two of his successors on the Federal Court of Appeal, and from three judicial clerks to Le Dain at the Supreme Court of Canada. Also reproduced here is a transcript of a recent cbc documentary about his 1988 forced resignation from the Supreme Court following a short-term depressive illness, with commentary from Le Dain’s family and co-workers. Gerald Le Dain was a tireless worker and a highly respected judge. In a series of essays that cover the different periods and dimensions of his career, Tracings of Gerald Le Dain’s Life in the Law is an important and compassion- ate account of one man’s commitment to the law in Canada. Contributors include Harry W. Arthurs, G. Blaine Baker, Bonnie Brown, Rosemary Cairns-Way, John M. Evans, Melvyn Green, Bernard J. Hibbitts, Peter W. Hogg, Richard A. Janda, C. Ian Kyer, Andree Lajoie, Gerald E. Le Dain, Allen M. Linden, Roderick A. Macdonald, Louise Rol- land, and Stephen A. Scott. G. Blaine Baker is a teacher and scholar of Canadian legal history at McGill University and University of Toronto law schools. Apocalyptic millennialism is one of the most powerful strands in evangelical Christianity. Across many powerful evangelical groups there is general devo- tion to faith in the physical return of Jesus in the Second Coming, the affirma- tion of a Rapture heavenward of “saved” believers, a millennium of peace under the rule of Jesus and his saints, and, eventually, a final judgment and entry into deep eternity. In Exporting the Rapture Donald Akenson documents how the complex ideological construction that has come to dominate modern evangelical thought was enhulled in an organizational system that made it exportable from the British Isles to North America – and around the world. A key figure in this process was John Nelson Darby, a formative influence on evangelical apocalypticism in Ireland and the volatile central figure in Brethren apocalyp- ticism throughout the British Isles, who ultimately became a successful mis- sionary to the United States and Canada. Akenson emphasizes that, as strong a personality as John Nelson Darby was, the real story is that he became a vec- tor for the transmission of a highly seductive ideological system from the old world to the new. So beguiling, adaptable, and compelling was the new Dis- pensational system that Darby injected into North American evangelicalism that it continued to spread widely after his death. By the 1920s, the system had become the doctrinal template of the fundamentalist branch of North American evangelicalism. Highlighting the brilliant influence of John Nelson Darby, Exporting the Rapture documents for the first time how the complex construct of Dispensa- tionalism was repackaged from its southern Irish roots into a system ideal for North American evangelicals. Donald Harman Akenson is Douglas Professor of Canadian History at Queen’s University. 9 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2018 -i2l9lii87l77,-l2ZZu8-n-7vZbmU4Zu8-n-7vZA64Zg8,n99ZZ3o3as -i2l9lii87l77,2l,ZZu,c9n996ZbmU4Zu,c9n996ZA64Zg-cn99ZZ150r$ hZBZ-ZZScS33ZZ2Z3$0r0.ZZZ a:00£ZoDot5oT5a Tracings of Gerald Le Dain’s Life in the Law edited by g. blaine baker The life and work of a leading Canadian legal academic, university administrator, law reformer, and judge. B I O G R A P H Y ? L E G A L H I S T O R Y S P E C I F I C AT I O N S September 2018 -i2l9lii87l78hil7ZZuSSn-7NZbmUZZ150r$ hn,c7ZBZ-nc7ZZ7,c33ZZ,,Zt55d.rsort0p.4Z,Zko3ZZZ bopoCtopZstx$r.Z0p5f a:00£ZoDot5oT5a Exporting the Rapture John Nelson Darby and the Victorian Conquest of North American Evangelicalism donald harman akenson How the ideological core of North American evangelicalism was directly imported from Ireland and from Great Britain. R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S ? W O R L D H I S T O R Y
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