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For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

Michael G. Thompson


This book recovers the history of an important yet largely forgotten intellectual movement in interwar America. It explores the way radical-left and ecumenical Protestant internationalists articulated new understandings of the ethics of international relations between the 1920s and the 1940s. Missionary leaders such as Sherwood Eddy and journalists such as Kirby Page, as well as realist theologians including Reinhold Niebuhr, developed new kinds of religious enterprises devoted to producing knowledge on international relations for public consumption. The book centers on the excavation of two s ... More

Keywords: interwar America, radical-left internationalists, ecumenical Protestant, international relations, The World Tomorrow, ecumenical world conference, U.S. foreign relations, Protestantism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452727
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael G. Thompson, author
University of Sydney