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 The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Mastery, Modern Doubt, and the Costs of Progress

Christopher McKnight Nichols

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines three important strands of progressive thought in the late nineteenth century to reveal the tensions between ideas about progress, religion, and science, and resulting ... More


Theologies of Hope

Alan Mittleman

in Hope in a Democratic Age: Philosophy, Religion, and Political Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Jews and Christians have responded to the attempted secularization of hope. It considers how the biblical religions, Christianity and Judaism, both resisted and were ... 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


Winifred Raushenbush

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Early investigations of Walter Rauschenbusch and the social gospel movement tended to emphasize the movement's roots among upper-middle-class Protestant elites in the Northeast. More recent inquiries ... More


Modernizing America

Joseph Kip Kosek (ed.)

in American Religion, American Politics: An Anthology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300203516
eISBN:
9780300227802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203516.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The United States became recognizably modern in several key ways in the half-century after the Civil War. Changes such as the end of slavery, urbanization, and the suffrage movement posed formidable ... More


Epilogue

Heath W. Carter

in Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199385959
eISBN:
9780199385980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385959.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 1913 one of the nation’s leading Social Gospel ministers, Walter Rauschenbusch, declared that the churches were officially seeking to get in touch with organized labor because of the pressure of ... More


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