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Introduction

Sarah Ruth Hammond

Darren Dochuk (ed.)

in God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226509778
eISBN:
9780226509808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Much like George Babbitt, then, Herbert Taylor, R. G. LeTourneau, and their cohort of deep-pocketed powerbrokers faced the disruptions of their day by holding tightly to the conformities, and shared ... More


R. G. LeTourneau’s Prosperity Gospel

Sarah Ruth Hammond

Darren Dochuk (ed.)

in God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226509778
eISBN:
9780226509808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter assesses the life and career of R.G. LeTourneau, a manufacturer of large earth-moving equipment who dedicated his labor and profits to his own philanthropy and evangelical ministry. “God ... More


Corporate Christianity’s Civil Activism

Sarah Ruth Hammond

Darren Dochuk (ed.)

in God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226509778
eISBN:
9780226509808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter accounts for the rise of several evangelical business groups, most notably the Business Men’s Evangelistic Club, Christian Business Men’s Committee, and the Gideons. Led by corporate ... More


The Wartime Vision of Laymen’s Evangelism

Sarah Ruth Hammond

Darren Dochuk (ed.)

in God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226509778
eISBN:
9780226509808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter charts the continued expansion of laymen’s evangelistic groups and ministries in the World War II years. With men such as Herbert Taylor and California evangelist Charles Fuller ... More


The Wartime Consolidation of Laymen’s Evangelism

Sarah Ruth Hammond

Darren Dochuk (ed.)

in God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226509778
eISBN:
9780226509808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter charts the culmination of businessmen’s evangelistic efforts during and immediately following World War II. In an effort to offset the liberal programs and influence of the Federal ... More


Conclusion

Sarah Ruth Hammond

Darren Dochuk (ed.)

in God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226509778
eISBN:
9780226509808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

LeTourneau. Hedstrom. Grunigen. Patterson. Taylor. Pew. These are not marquee names in the historiography of twentieth-century evangelicalism, but brought to the fore, they reframe the story. Between ... More


Introduction

Darren E. Grem

in The Blessings of Business: Corporate America and the Rise of Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199927975
eISBN:
9780190467012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927975.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book tells the stories of the businessmen and businesses behind modern conservative Christianity. The introduction details the book’s main argument, namely that the union between conservative ... More


Corporate Crusades: Markets, Missions, and R. G. LeTourneau’s Cold War

Darren E. Grem

in The Blessings of Business: Corporate America and the Rise of Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199927975
eISBN:
9780190467012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927975.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an international framework for understanding the shape of mid-century conservative evangelicalism. It shows how businessmen like R. G. LeTourneau used state monies to build ... More


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