The Reverend Mark Matthews: An Activist in the Progressive Era

By: Soden, Dale E.

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Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Association Copy: Signed by the author to Tom Cronin. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Tom Cronin was the most recent president of Whitman College in Walla Walla and is a noted political scientist and educator. Prior to overseeing Whitman College he taught at Colorado College (1979-1983), Princeton University (1985-1986), and The University of North Carolina (1967-1970). In 2005, he returned to Colorado College to teach and to write. An authority on the expanding power of the American Presidency in the 20th Century, he was well-known at Whitman College for his ability to remember the names of the majority of students and for bringing cookies to students studying in the college library. We have a sizable chunk of his personal library if anyone is interested in other books from his collection or books signed to him by the authors.


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When the Reverend Mark Allison Matthews died in February 1940, thousands of mourners gathered at a Seattle church to pay their final respects. The Southern-born Presbyterian came to Seattle in 1902. He quickly established himself as a city leader and began building a congregation that was eventually among the nation's largest, with nearly 10,000 members. Throughout his career, he advocated Social Christianity, a blend of progressive reform and Christian values, as a blueprint for building a morally righteous community.

In telling Matthews's story, Dale Soden presents Matthews's multiple facets: a Southern-born, fundamentalist proponent of the Social Gospel; a national leader during the tumultuous years of schism within the American Presbyterian church; a social reformer who established day-care centers, kindergartens, night classes, and soup kitchens; a colorful figure who engaged in highly public and heated disputes with elected officials. Much of the controversy that surrounded Matthews centered on the proper relationship between church and state -- an issue that is still hotly debated.

Title: The Reverend Mark Matthews: An Activist in the Progressive Era

Author Name: Soden, Dale E.

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2000-12-01

ISBN Number: 0295980214

ISBN Number 13: 9780295980218

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU11130211