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The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America

Erik S. Gellman and Jarod Roll

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036309
eISBN:
9780252093333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036309.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book, a dual biography and cultural history, traces the influence of two southern activist preachers, one black and one white, who used their ministry to organize the working class in the 1930s ... More


The City and the Church

Sylvie Laurent

in King and the Other America: The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520288560
eISBN:
9780520963436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288560.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter demonstrates how this social democratic undercurrent otherwise flowed to King through the history of his hometown, Atlanta, and through his education in the Social Gospel doctrine. The ... More


The Early History of Higher Education

William E. Ellis

in A History of Education in Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129778
eISBN:
9780813135724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129778.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

War and rumors of war, funding difficulties, reticent and sometimes rebellious students, underpaid and overworked faculty, sectarian strife, helpful as well as meddling alumni and supporters, and ... More


Theologies of Liberation

Gary Dorrien

in Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300205619
eISBN:
9780300231359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205619.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

King’s radicalism was hard to see or remember after he was assassinated and a campaign for a King Holiday transpired. It became hard to remember that he was the most hated person in America during ... More


“He Is a Natural”: University of the South, 1950–52

Araminta Stone Johnston

in And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738285
eISBN:
9781604738292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738285.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Duncan’s experiences at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he spent three years of his seminary training at its School of Theology; his student-teacher ... More


Secular Ministries, Secular Theologies

Mark Wild

in Renewal: Liberal Protestants and the American City after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226605234
eISBN:
9780226605371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226605371.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the growing attraction of many renewalists towards secularization, that is, in non-religious forms of ministry. As they grew more frustrated with the church’s inability to ... More


Globalized Faith, Radicalized Religion, and the Domestic Sources of US Foreign Policy

Andrew Preston

in Beyond the Cold War: Lyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199790692
eISBN:
9780199395521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790692.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

For many Americans, at the heart of the turbulent 1960s stood an ancient yet thoroughly modern phenomenon: religious faith. The Johnson era represented a crisis when American religion was stimulated ... More


A Spiritual Famine

Alison Collis Greene

in No Depression in Heaven: Religion and the Great Depression in the Mississippi Delta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199371877
eISBN:
9780199371907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371877.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 opens with the tale of charismatic traveling revivalist Joe Jeffers, whose arrival and ministry pitted the town’s white baptists against one another in dramatic fashion. Jeffers’s story ... More


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