Aberhart, William
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(Dec 30, 1878, Kippen, Ontario – May 23, 1943, Vancouver), fundamentalist minister, radio preacher, and politician. Having established a reputation in Calgary, Alberta, as a representative of Darbyite evangelical theology (Plymouth Brethren), he shifted to politics during the depression of the 1930s. He supported the “social credit” program of Clifford Hugh Douglas (1879–1952) as a means of redistributing wealth. As leader of the Social Credit Party, Aberhart was twice elected (1935, 1940) prime minister of the province of Alberta.

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Noll, Mark A., “Aberhart, William”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02655>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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