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Poetry, Prose and Art in the American Social Gospel Movement 1880-1910

Texts & studies in social gospel No 4

By (author) John C. Waldmeir
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 29th Nov 2001
ISBN-10: 0773472614
ISBN-13: 9780773472617
Barcode No: 9780773472617
Synopsis
An introduction to the study of social Christianity in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. John C. Waldmeir addresses a wide variety of literary genres and art forms. There are examples from sources which include the social Christian newspaper "The Dawn", a sampling of the works of various novelists, poets and essayists, an in-depth study of the most famous of the social Christian novelists (Charles Sheldon), and the paintings of visual artists such as Harry Learned and Olof Grafstrom. Waldmeir provides a literary analysis of the material. His discussion aims to go beyond narrow, disciplinary thinking and presents social Christian thought as a rich conglomeration of imaginative, diverse and sometimes conflicting thought.

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