The Social Gospel in American Life | Newberry

The Social Gospel in American Life

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Led by Heath Carter, Valparaiso University
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

In recent years both scholars and pundits have poured their energies into understanding the religious underpinnings of the modern conservative movement. Yet religion has motivated any number of campaigns for social justice as well. This seminar will introduce participants to the history and legacies of social gospels in American life. Surveying a wide range of persons and texts, we will discuss the role progressive Christians played in 19th-century fights over slavery and industrialization, as well as 20th-century ones over the welfare state and Civil Rights. Participants will leave equipped to integrate the history of religion more fully into their teaching on American social and political life.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.

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