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The French prelate François Xavier de Laval (1623-1708) was the first bishop of Quebec. He has been called the father of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada.
The Congregational clergyman Horace Bushnell (1802-1876) was the pivotal American theologian who freed mainstream Protestant theology from its Puritan scholasticism and established the basis for religious liberalism.