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The Right of the Protestant Left : God's Totalitarianism

Author: Mark Thomas Edwards
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book explores the centrality of religious realignment for the development of American and global politics during the past century. It tells the story of the "Christian Realists" who led the American Protestant left following World War I. As a public theological community with transnational ties, the Realists attacked modern civilization, preached participatory democratic relations, and called for a catholic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Thomas Edwards
ISBN: 9781137019899 1137019891
OCLC Number: 773022296
Description: x, 286 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Re-membering Christian realism --
Part I. Becoming Christian realists, 1890-1932. "Growing christendom" : the inheritance of Christian realism --
"Seasoned idealism" : the faith of Christian realism --
Part II. Becoming God's totalitarians, 1932-1948. "Evangelical Catholicism" : fixing Christian realism in America --
A "Christian internationale" : Christian realism on the frontlines of world Protestantism --
"Bringing our world together" : the dominion of Christian realism --
Our "tragically quarrelsome neighborhood" : the reverse course of Christian realism --
Part III. Becoming conservative socialists, 1948-1980. "Responsible freedom" : the imagination of Christian realism --
"The humane scale" : the situation of Christian realism --
"The humane scale" : the situation of Christian realism --
The "new Reformation" : the legacy of Christian realism --
Epilogue: Good-bye to Gothic? : the relevance of Christian realism.
Responsibility: Mark Thomas Edwards.


While serving as an introduction to ecumenical liberal Protestantism and the social gospel over the course of the twentieth-century this book also highlights certain totalitarian as well as more  Read more...


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"Mark Thomas Edwards's fascinating book examines the evolution of the old Protestant Left across the twentieth century as religious liberals worked to build a world church that could keep competing Read more...

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