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For God and GlobeChristian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War$
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Michael G. Thompson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452727

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.001.0001

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All God’s House hold

All God’s House hold

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(p.93) Chapter 4 All God’s House hold
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For God and Globe
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Michael G. Thompson

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.003.0005

This chapter argues for interwar ecumenism's place in the history of international thought and interwar internationalism, rather than simply in the ecclesial prehistory to the World Council of Churches. Surveying the major conferences of the 1920s—Peking 1922, Stockholm 1925, and Jerusalem 1928—the chapter highlights the major themes and debates in 1920s ecumenical internationalism. These include the stress on racial equality as a matter of theological confession as well as political activism, and the unresolved tensions between Anglo-American social Christianity and Continental theology, which both politically and philosophically were suspicious of an internationalism shaped merely by American “aktivismus.” Given the differences between the conferences, the ecumenical movement in the 1920s might better be seen as a plurality, as many “ecumenical movements,” rather than a single ecumenical movement.

Keywords:   interwar ecumenism, interwar internationalism, World Council of Churches, ecumenical internationalism, Anglo-American social Christianity, Continental theology, racial equality

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