The Resource For God and globe : Christian internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War, Michael G. Thompson

For God and globe : Christian internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War, Michael G. Thompson

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For God and globe : Christian internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War
Title
For God and globe
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Christian internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Michael G. Thompson
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Language
eng
Summary
For God and Globe recovers the history of an important yet largely forgotten intellectual movement in interwar America. Michael G. Thompson explores the way radical-left and ecumenical Protestant internationalists articulated new understandings of the ethics of international relations between the 1920s and the 1940s. Missionary leaders such as Sherwood Eddy and journalists such as Kirby Page, as well as realist theologians including Reinhold Niebuhr, developed new kinds of religious enterprises devoted to producing knowledge on international relations for public consumption. For God and Globe centers on the excavation of two such efforts{u2014}the leading left-wing Protestant interwar periodical, The World Tomorrow, and the landmark Oxford 1937 ecumenical world conference. Thompson charts the simultaneous peak and decline of the movement in John Foster Dulles's ambitious efforts to link Christian internationalism to the cause of international organization after World War II. Concerned with far more than foreign policy, Christian internationalists developed critiques of racism, imperialism, and nationalism in world affairs. They rejected exceptionalist frameworks and eschewed the dominant "Christian nation" imaginary as a lens through which to view U.S. foreign relations. In the intellectual history of religion and American foreign relations, Protestantism most commonly appears as an ideological ancillary to expansionism and nationalism. For God and Globe challenges this account by recovering a movement that held Christian universalism to be a check against nationalism rather than a boon to it. -- Provided by publisher
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N$T
Dewey number
261.8/7
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.I7
LC item number
T46 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The United States in the world
Label
For God and globe : Christian internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War, Michael G. Thompson
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : missionaries, mainliners, and the making of a movement -- Anti-imperialism for Jesus -- The world tomorrow as a foreign policy counterpublic -- A funeral and two legacies -- All God's household -- Race, nation and globe at Oxford, 1937 -- Oxford's Atlantic crossing -- The Dulles Commission, the UN, and the Americanization of Christian internationalism -- Conclusion : neglected genealogies
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ocn930269837
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781501701801
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt15f2rnw
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.b33679216
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)930269837
  • pebcs1501701800

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