``Imperialism of righteousness'': The influence of the *American Protestant social gospel on foreign missions and expansionism, 1890--1910

Edmundo Eusebio Valera, Fordham University

Abstract

The main purpose of this dissertation is the examination and verification of the relationship that existed between the Protestant social gospel movement, foreign missions, and nationalistic expansionism at the turn of the century. More specifically, this dissertation seeks to examine the ways in which national social reform of the type preached by the social gospelers was linked in all kinds of obvious and not-so-obvious ways to international policy. Because of this linkage, reform language and reformist domestic goals led in all kinds of ways to the exportation of American ways abroad. This critical theme in American intellectual and religio-cultural history tends to get understudied in religious history. ^

Subject Area

History, Church|Theology

Recommended Citation

Edmundo Eusebio Valera, "``Imperialism of righteousness'': The influence of the *American Protestant social gospel on foreign missions and expansionism, 1890--1910" (January 1, 1998). ETD Collection for Fordham University. Paper AAI9825858.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI9825858

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