William Pitts examines the era when the Social Gospel was new—and controversial.
David Hollinger shows how the social gospel principles that drove mission abroad boomeranged back home.
Gary Dorrien chronicles the influential—but often forgotten—work of Mordecai Johnson, Benjamin Mays, and Howard Thurman.
Grant Wacker recommends the best recently published books in his field.
Wilson adopted a brand of social Christianity that justified white supremacy and more.
Will young men and women from middle and lower class backgrounds be pushed down with medical and educational debt? Will they see the military as the only option for education, health, and opportunity?
National Public Radio just ran a pair of features on the flavors of Christianity represented by the presidential and vice presidential nominees. An editor’s note affixed to both stories summarizes the theme: “Both major presidential candidates this year are Protestants… Beyond that, their faith profiles are very different.”
The young people leading this movement have heard enough about Martin Luther King's dream. It is not enough for church leaders to reply that they don't know much history.
In American history, some lives have mattered; others have not. That difference fundamentally has been a racial one.
Why have American Christians so readily baptized the idea of free-market capitalism? Kevin Kruse illuminates the long, tangled history.
According to Heath Carter, working people have been some of Christianity's most important theological innovators.
Denigrating "social activist churches" was central to Hauerwas and Willimon's agenda. Yet Resident Aliens revived social gospel arguments.
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