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The Resource The social gospel in American religion : a history, Christopher H. Evans

The social gospel in American religion : a history, Christopher H. Evans

Label
The social gospel in American religion : a history
Title
The social gospel in American religion
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Christopher H. Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a remarkable history of the powerful and influential social gospel movement. The global crises of child labor, alcoholism and poverty were all brought to our attention through the social gospel movement. Its impact on American society makes it one of the most influential developments in American religious history. Christopher H. Evans traces the development of the social gospel in American Protestantism, and illustrates how the religious idealism of the movement also rose up within Judaism and Catholicism. Contrary to the works of previous historians, Evans demonstrates how the presence of the social gospel continued in American culture long after its alleged demise following World War I. Evans reveals the many aspects of the social gospel and their influence on a range of social movements during the twentieth century, culminating with the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. It also explores the relationship between the liberal social gospel of the early twentieth century and later iterations of social reform in late twentieth century evangelicalism. The Social Gospel in American Religion considers an impressive array of historical figures including Washington Gladden, Emil Hirsch, Frances Willard, Reverdy Ransom, Walter Rauschenbusch, Stephen Wise, John Ryan, Harry Emerson Fosdick, A.J. Muste, Georgia Harkness, and Benjamin Mays. It demonstrates how these figures contributed to the shape of the social gospel in America, while arguing that the movement's legacy lies in its profound influence on broader traditions of liberal-progressive political reform in American history. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Christopher Hodge
Dewey number
261.80973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR517
LC item number
.E824 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social gospel
  • Christian sociology
  • Social ethics
  • Church and social problems
  • Religion and sociology
Label
The social gospel in American religion : a history, Christopher H. Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A perfect man in a perfect society" : the emergence of the social gospel in nineteenth-century America -- Interpreting the "golden rule" : turn-of-the century Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish reformers -- Kingdom coming : the social gospel and the "social awakening" in the early twentieth century -- "The Church stands for ..." : institutionalizing the social gospel -- "Since Rauschenbusch, what?" : the social gospel between the World Wars -- Achieving the "beloved community" : civil rights, Vietnam, and the twilight of the social gospel -- An evangelical social gospel? : The Christian right and progressive Evangelicalism -- Conclusion : the social gospel in American history
Control code
ocn961160742
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781479888573
Lccn
2016047741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027078948
System control number
(OCoLC)961160742
Label
The social gospel in American religion : a history, Christopher H. Evans
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A perfect man in a perfect society" : the emergence of the social gospel in nineteenth-century America -- Interpreting the "golden rule" : turn-of-the century Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish reformers -- Kingdom coming : the social gospel and the "social awakening" in the early twentieth century -- "The Church stands for ..." : institutionalizing the social gospel -- "Since Rauschenbusch, what?" : the social gospel between the World Wars -- Achieving the "beloved community" : civil rights, Vietnam, and the twilight of the social gospel -- An evangelical social gospel? : The Christian right and progressive Evangelicalism -- Conclusion : the social gospel in American history
Control code
ocn961160742
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781479888573
Lccn
2016047741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027078948
System control number
(OCoLC)961160742

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