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Holy humanitarians : American evangelicals and global aid

Author: Heather D Curtis
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018. ©2018
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On May 10, 1900, an enthusiastic Brooklyn crowd bid farewell to the Quito. The ship sailed for famine-stricken Bombay, carrying both tangible relief--thousands of tons of corn and seeds--and "a tender message of love and sympathy from God's children on this side of the globe to those on the other." The Quito may never have gotten under way without support from the era's most influential religious newspaper, the  Read more...
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Curtis, Heather D.
Holy humanitarians.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017042044
(OCoLC)1002826473
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather D Curtis
ISBN: 9780674737365 0674737369 0674985907 9780674985902
OCLC Number: 1055763919
Description: 1 online resource (370 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
A religious paper thoroughly humanitarian --
Cosmopolitan compassion --
We are fighting for philanthropy --
Almoner of the world --
The limits of evangelical benevolence --
To safeguard Christian America --
A shifting landscape --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Heather D. Curtis.
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[Curtis's] book shows that evangelicals have always displayed a mixture of innocence and partisan zeal.--D. G. Hart"Wall Street Journal" (04/29/2018) But how did [photographs of 'sponsored' children Read more...

 
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