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Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Brantley W. Gasaway


This book provides a history of the diverse, small, and yet dynamic progressive evangelical Christianity native to the United States. Focusing on the religious and politically inclined evangelical groups that emerged in the 1960s, prior to the rise of today's far larger and more visible Christian Right, this book roots the development of left-leaning evangelical groups in a broad nineteenth-century tradition of reformist evangelicalism. In the religious convictions that animate a range of politically progressive evangelical groups, the book identifies what it terms a “public theology of commun ... More

Keywords: evangelical groups, Christian Right, reformist evangelicalism, social justice, common good, racism, feminism, abortion, LGBT rights, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469617725
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brantley W. Gasaway, author
Bucknell University