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God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Sarah Ruth Hammond and Darren Dochuk

Abstract

God’s Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War chronicles the lives, businesses, and ministries of several Christian corporate leaders, whose religious and political activism between the 1920s and 1940s laid the foundations of the modern religious right. Challenging prevailing scholarly opinion that evangelicals—“fundamentalists,” as they were known then—remained apolitical and otherworldly in the Interwar period, this book carefully outlines how Christian businessmen such as R.G. LeTourneau and Herbert J. Taylor, leading figures in this account, grappled with the expand ... More

Keywords: Conservatism, Entrepreneurialism, Evangelicalism, Fundamentalism, New Deal, Politics, Religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226509778
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Ruth Hammond, author

Darren Dochuk, editor
University of Notre Dame