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 Theodore Roosevelt and the Bully Pulpit

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

To many, Theodore Roosevelt was an exemplar of manliness and “muscular Christianity” and an exceptional public servant who led a crusade for social justice. To others, the sage of Oyster Bay was a ... More


The New Theology

Molly Oshatz

in Slavery and Sin: The Fight against Slavery and the Rise of Liberal Protestantism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751686
eISBN:
9780199918799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751686.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Beginning in the late 1870s, liberal Protestants including Washington Gladden, Lyman Abbott, Theodore Munger, Newman Smyth, and Charles Briggs endeavoured to construct a form of Christian orthodoxy ... More


Radical Orthodoxy's Critique of Niebuhr

Ben Quash

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Reinhold Niebuhr's ‘Christian realism’ was in significant part a rejection of the pacifism and optimism of the Social Gospel movement in the United States. Even though Niebuhr had initially been ... More


Heaven in the Progressive Years: Personal Growth, Service, and Reform

Gary Scott Smith

in Heaven in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199738953
eISBN:
9780199897346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738953.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As the nation became more prosperous and powerful and more Americans enjoyed a higher standard of living, many concluded that the best features of this world were “writ large” in heaven and that ... 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 1900s: Everyone’s Saint

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

By the early twentieth century, Francis was a familiar figure throughout mainline Protestantism and American culture. This chapter begins by surveying the breadth and variety of American ... More


The Mythic Dimensions of American Capitalism: The Gilded Age

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Capitalism in the United States is unthinkable apart from the myth of White Supremacy, for capitalism was built on stolen land and stolen people. Further, white Americans imagined that capitalism was ... More


Black Megachurch Theology: Making the Word Flesh!

Sandra L. Barnes

in Live Long and Prosper: How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249565
eISBN:
9780823252619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249565.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter summarizes common theologies and theological perspectives from the Black Church tradition such as Liberation theology and Social Gospel with special emphasis on the influence of ... More


What Would Jesus Do?: Reading and Social Action

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines three popular novels: Mrs. Humphry Ward's Robert Elsmere (1888), Charles Sheldon's In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do? (1897), and Winston Churchill's Inside of the Cup (1913). ... More


The Social Gospel

Peter W. Williams

in Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626970
eISBN:
9781469628134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626970.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Within the Episcopal Church—unlike some other denominations—there was considerable room for argument on matters of social and economic issues as well as those of “churchmanship.” During this era, ... More


Darwin as Ally, the Social Gospel as Foe

Benjamin T. Lynerd

in Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

In the late nineteenth century, American religion faced two kinds of challenges—the kind Darwinism posed to the idea of a morally coherent universe, and the kind that the industrial revolution posed ... More


Pulpit and Politics in Chicago: The Ministry of Archibald J. Carey Sr.

Dennis C. Dickerson

in African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734270
eISBN:
9781621030874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734270.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the ministry of Archibald J. Carey Sr. in Chicago, where he arrived in 1898 familiar with politics and power players in both church and state. It looks at Carey’s leadership ... More


Is There a Place for Religion in the Workplace?

Raymond F. Gregory

in Encountering Religion in the Workplace: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Workers and Employers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449543
eISBN:
9780801460746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449543.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter considers whether religion has a place in the American workplace. It is often argued that the presence of religion in the office and other work areas creates conflict and division and ... More


Religious Organizations and Political Life

Kent Greenawalt

in Private Consciences and Public Reasons

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094190
eISBN:
9780199853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094190.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deals with the involvement of religious groups in politics. The topic bears a close relation to the previous chapter; what religious groups should do politically depends partly on what ... More


The Gospel of Wealth and the Gospel of Art

Peter W. Williams

in Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626970
eISBN:
9781469628134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626970.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Episcopal church had no firm policy on how the riches of the wealthy elite should be spent philanthropically, but it during the Gilded Age it was entering a period of considerable and often ... More


The Dickens of the Rural Route: Harold Bell Wright and Christian Melodrama

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the career of Harold Bell Wright, a Social Gospel novelist who achieved immense popularity but is almost entirely absent from American literary history. Wright's That Printer ... More


Barack Obama and the Traditions of Progressive Reform

James T. Kloppenberg

in The Progressives' Century: Political Reform, Constitutional Government, and the Modern American State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204841
eISBN:
9780300225099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204841.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Progressivism of President Barack Obama. Obama's progressivism is broadly based. First, he aspired to the ideals of the Social Gospel and invoked the idea of a shared ... More


Southern Baptist Clergy, the Christian Right, and Political Activism in the South

James L. Guth

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the so-called “deeply conservative” ideology of Southern Baptists. It evaluates this ideology by analyzing 2000 elections in the Southern states in the U.S. from 1945 to 2000. ... More


“A Nation Cannot Rise above Its Women”: The Social Gospel at St. Hilda’s School for Girls, Wuchang, China, 1929–1937

Judith Liu

in Christian Women in Chinese Society: The Anglican Story

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9789888455928
eISBN:
9789888455379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455928.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Founded in 1875 originally as the Jane Bohlen School for Girls in Wuchang, Hubei Province, St. Hilda’s would become known as a Christian “oasis” in Central China. Behind the school’s compound walls, ... More


Continuity and Change in the Late Nineteenth Century: New Institutions, Missionary Competition, and the First Generation of Nationalists

Adam H. Becker

in Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226145280
eISBN:
9780226145457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145457.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the development of a progressive Social Gospel at the American mission, the growth of the Syrian Evangelical Church, and the proliferation of a variety of European and American ... More


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