social gospel


Working-class Christians

According to Heath Carter, working people have been some of Christianity's most important theological innovators.


Muscular Christianity, by Cliffort Putney

The goals of the Social Gospel movement, the ideas of men such as G. Stanley Hall and Theodore Roosevelt, Christians' attitudes toward World War I, the development of institutions such as the Federal Council of Churches, the Boy Scouts and the Young Men's Christian Association—these are the sorts of topics Clifford Putney covers.


A review of Liberalism Without Illusions

While I was writing this review, I came across a statement from the managing editor of Christianity Today, who wrote that his magazine offers "independent journalism about an important niche of American Chris­tianity." He went on to say, "We are the 'new mainline,' a principal voice of Prot­estant Christianity in America."