The Social Gospel

Religion and Reform in Changing America

Ronald C. White and C. Howard Hopkins
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PB: $37.95
EAN: 978-0-87722-084-8
Publication: Jun 75

HC: $
EAN: 978-0-87722-083-1
Publication: Jun 75

326 pages
5.5 x 8.5


The movement that changed religion and social policy in America is presented through primary resources.

Table of Contents

What is the Social Gospel?

Part I: Awakening the Church
1. Revivalism and Reform
2. Christian Abolitionism
3. Christian Socialism
4. The New Theology
5. An American Prophet

Part II: The New Urban America
6. The City
7. Justice for Labor
8. Movements toward the Kingdom
9. Voices from the New South

Part III: Neglected Reforms and Reformers
10. The Souls of Black Folk
11. The Imperialism of Righteousness
12. Christian Women and Politics

Part IV: Resources and Strategies for Social Salvation
13. The Rise of the Social Sciences
14. Popular Culture and Social Religion
15. Socialism as Christian Strategy
16. Progressivism as Christian Strategy
17. Church Agencies for Social Action

Part V: An Ecumenical Movement
18. Cooperation among Protestants
19. Catholicism and Social Questions
20. American Jews and the Kingdom

Part VI: Looking Backward
21. Conservative or Liberal?
22. Decline or Revival?
23. The Past Is Prologue

Part VII: Conclusion
The Social Gospel Today


About the Author(s)

Ronald C. White, Jr. is Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington.

C. Howard Hopkins is Professor of History Emeritus at Rider College and Director of the John R. Mott Biography Project. He is the author of The Rise of the Social Gospel in American Protestantism.