By Darren E. Grem
Grem argues for a brand new historical past of yank evangelicalism, demonstrating how its adherents strategically used company America--its leaders, companies, cash, rules, and values--to boost their non secular, cultural, and political move. starting ahead of the 1st international conflict, conservative evangelicals have been capable of use businessmen and enterprise the way to preserve and extend their public impression in a secularizing, diversifying, and liberalizing age. within the strategy they turned beholden to pro-business stances on concerns of theology, race, gender, taxation, alternate, and the kingdom, reworking evangelicalism itself into as a lot of an monetary circulation as a spiritual one.
The benefits of Business tells the tale of not going partnerships among recognized champions of the evangelical move reminiscent of Billy Graham and principally forgotten businessmen like Herbert Taylor, J. Howard Pew, and R.G. LeTourneau. Grem additionally exhibits how evangelicals manage their very own pro-business companies and associated the quarterly and each year development of "Christian" companies to their social, spiritual, and political aspirations. interesting and provocative, The advantages of Business uncovers the robust ties that conservative Christians have solid among the Almighty and the almighty dollar.
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