Margaret Leask

LEASK, Margaret Anne. b. Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2 September 1953. She was educated at the University of Toronto (BA 1976), Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario (MA 1983), and Durham University, UK (PhD 2000).  Her Master’s thesis was on the role of congregational song and the hymn writing of Henry Alline during the Great Awakening in Nova Scotia and New England, 1776-83( see Great Awakenings, USA’*). As a staff editor on Volume VIII of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, she oversaw the development of biographical essays on Canadian leaders of religion, culture and sacred music. She was a researcher for Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of the United Church of Canada (VU),...

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