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Author Soden, Dale Edward.

Title The Reverend Mark Matthews : an activist in the progressive era / Dale E. Soden.

Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2001.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 274 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-270) and index.
Contents The Hills of Georgia -- The Social Gospel in Tennessee -- Building Seattle's First Church -- The Church Is My Force, the City My Field -- Progressive Impulses -- The Great Feud -- "Shall Matthews Run the City?" -- The Great War and the General Strike -- Fundamentalism and Modernism -- Screenitis and the Radio -- The Final Years.
Summary "When the Reverend Mark Allison Matthews died in February 1940, thousands of mourners gathered at a Seattle church to pay their final respects. The Southern-born Presbyterian came to Seattle in 1902. He quickly established himself as a city leader and began building a congregation that was eventually among the nation's largest, with nearly 10,000 members. Throughout his career, he advocated Social Christianity, a blend of progressive reform and Christian values, as a blueprint for building a morally righteous community."
"In telling Matthews's story, Dale Soden presents Matthews's multiple facets: a Southern-born, fundamentalist proponent of the Social Gospel; a national leader during the tumultuous years of schism within the American Presbyterian church; a social reformer who established day-care centers, kindergartens, night classes, and soup kitchens; a colorful figure who engaged in highly public and heated disputes with elected officials. Much of the controversy that surrounded Matthews centered on the proper relationship between church and state - an issue that is still hotly debated."--Jacket.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Matthews, Mark A. (Mark Allison), 1867-1940.
Presbyterian Church -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780295803432 (electronic bk.)
0295803436 (electronic bk.)