Washington Gladden as a Preacher of the Social Gospel, 1882-1918

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This is a study of pulpit work of the ‘Father of the American Social Gospel’ during his most influential years, his Columbus pastorate. It is based on primary sources – Gladden manuscripts and correspondence. It places the preacher in the context of Congregationalism, his times, and his immediate situation.


“… it is a valuable addition to the libraries of colleges, churches, and studious pastors. It is heavily documented from both primary and secondary sources.…The book has five fact-filled chapters dealing with Gladden’s life and times, his religious experience, and his work as a pastor and as a leader of worship.” – Rev. Dr. Harry R. Butman

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface by Harry R. Butman
1. The Preacher, His Life and Times
2. The Preacher, His Religious Thought and Experience
3. The Preacher and His Congregation
4. The Preacher as Expositor
5. the Preacher and the Service of worship and Sermon
Bibliography; Index

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