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The Search for Social Salvation: Social Christianity and America, 1880-1925

The Search for Social Salvation: Social Christianity and America, 1880-1925 (Hardback)

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In their studies of social Christianity, scholars of American religion have devoted critical attention to a group of theologically liberal pastors, primarily in the Northeast. Gary Scott Smith attempts to paint a more complete picture of the movement. Smith's ambitious and thorough study amply demonstrates how social Christianity-which included blacks, women, Southerners, and Westerners-worked to solve industrial, political, and urban problems; reduce racial discrimination; increase the status of women; curb drunkenness and prostitution; strengthen the family; upgrade public schools; and raise the quality of public health. In his analysis of the available scholarship and case studies of individuals, organizations, and campaigns central to the movement, Smith makes a convincing case that social Christianity was the most widespread, long-lasting, and influential religious social reform movement in American history.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalHistory of religion Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 28/11/2000 ISBN-13: 9780739101964  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Gary Scott Smith is Professor of History at Grove City College. He is the editor of Worldviews, Society, and Ethics: A Reader (1999).

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