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Author Ruble, Sarah E.

Title The gospel of freedom & power : Protestant missionaries in American culture after World War II / Sarah E. Ruble
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 214 pages)
Contents Protestant mainline -- Evangelicals -- Anthropology -- Gender
Summary In the decades after World War II, Protestant missionaries abroad were a topic of vigorous public debate. Public conversations about missionaries followed a powerful yet paradoxical line of reasoning, namely that people abroad needed greater autonomy from U.S. power and that Americans could best tell others how to use their freedom. In The Gospel of Freedom and Power, Sarah Ruble analyzes these public discussions about what it meant for Americans abroad to be good world citizens, placing them firmly in the context of the United States' postwar global dominance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-204) and index
Subject Missions, American -- History -- 20th century.
Protestant churches -- Missions -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign public opinion.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Public opinion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781469601601 (electronic bk.)
1469601605 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Gospel of freedom and power