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In the Trenches with Jesus and Marx: Harry F. Ward and the Struggle for Social Justice

By David Nelson Duke

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: University Alabama Press (March 26, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Price: $16.00

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Radical religious and political leader Harry F. Ward started life quietly enough in a family of Methodist shopkeepers and butchers in London. But his relentless pursuit of social justice would lead him to the United States and a long career of religious activism. Ward served as professor of Christian ethics at the Union Theological Seminary and chairman of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union for two decades. He also became a leader in labor groups, Protestant activist organizations, and New York intellectual circles.

This absorbing and insightful biography illuminates the life of the controversial champion of Social Gospel in early-20th-century America.