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A Social Gospel for Millions
The Religious Bestsellers of Charles Sheldon, Charles Gordon, and Harold Bell Wright
John P. Ferré

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In the twentieth century Marxism challenged laissez-faire economics, psychoanalysis reinterpreted the processes of thought, and evolution discredited the idea of creation. These changes profoundly affected American Protestantism. Ferré examines the belief system that underlies what middle-class Protestants chose to read.

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The cover of Ferre's book is illustrated with a mint green cross against a beige sky, with a mint green field.  Sun is white.

Published in 1976
LC: 88-070596 BX
122 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN 978-0-87972-437-5
Cloth $29.95 t
ISBN 978-0-87972-438-2
Paper $13.95 t

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