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 The Social Gospel Era (c. 1890s–1945)

David W. Miller

in God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195314809
eISBN:
9780199785278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314809.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the first wave of the faith at work movement (FAW). Three broad streams of FAW activity developed whose vestiges are still seen today: (a) the Social Gospel, (b) ... More


Recovering the Black Social Gospel

Gary Dorrien

in The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300205602
eISBN:
9780300216332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205602.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The rationales for overlooking the black social gospel are unpersuasive. The early black social gospel numbered more than a handful of ministers, it produced important public intellectuals, and it ... More


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

Heath W. Carter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199385959
eISBN:
9780199385980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385959.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book argues that social Christianity was “union made”—and in at least two crucial senses. The first pertains to the history of ideas. Throughout the Gilded Age, the clergy largely failed to ... More


All God’s House hold

Michael G. Thompson

in For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452727
eISBN:
9781501701801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues for interwar ecumenism's place in the history of international thought and interwar internationalism, rather than simply in the ecclesial prehistory to the World Council of ... More


A Salvific Social Order

Lilian Calles Barger

in The World Come of Age: An Intellectual History of Liberation Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190695392
eISBN:
9780190695422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695392.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores how social Christianity took hold in a progressive-era response to the perils of modern life. Catholic Action and Jacques Maritain’s new Christendom in Latin America proposed ... More


Introduction

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/9780199385959.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter lays out the overall argument of the book. It begins with the advent of Labor Sunday in early twentieth-century Chicago and uses that anecdote to introduce the broader story of how ... More


A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order

Cara Lea Burnidge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226232317
eISBN:
9780226232454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232454.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

A century after his presidency, Woodrow Wilson remains one of the most compelling and complicated figures ever to occupy the Oval Office. A political outsider, Wilson brought to the presidency a ... More


Introduction: The Protestant Elite and National Salvation

Thomas H. Reilly

in Saving the Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190929503
eISBN:
9780190929534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929503.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

While Protestants made up only a small percentage of China’s overall population, they were heavily represented in the urban elite, mostly due to the contribution of Protestant schools and colleges, ... More


“The Real Nature and Spirit of Our Lives”: The Evolution of Corporate Personality, 1865–1920

Amanda Porterfield

in Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199372652
eISBN:
9780199372683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372652.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Proponents of social evolution blurred boundaries between commerce and Christianity after the Civil War, championing Christian work as a means to economic growth, republican liberty, and national ... 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


“Social Christianity Becomes Official”: The Rise of a Middle-Class Social Gospel

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/9780199385959.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the first decade of the twentieth century, the ascendance of conservative labor reformers within the American Federation of Labor made it easier for the churches to embrace labor. In ... More


“With the Prophets of Old”: Working People’s Challenge to the Gilded Age Church

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/9780199385959.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By the mid-point of the Gilded Age, Chicago’s working-class communities had become hotbeds of alternative Christianities. To be sure, many wage earners were faithful churchgoers who eschewed class ... More


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