Reclaiming an Evangelical History of Activism
In recent years, there has been renewed interest by evangelicals in the topic of biblical social justice. Younger evangelicals and millennials, in particular, have shown increased concern for social issues. But this is not a recent development. Following World War II, a new movement of American evangelicals emerged who gradually increased their efforts on behalf of justice.
This work explains the important historical context for evangelical reengagement with social justice issues. The authors provide an overview of post-World War II evangelical social justice and compassion ministries, introducing key figures and seminal organizations that propelled the rediscovery of biblical justice. They explore historical and theological lessons learned and offer a way forward for contemporary Christians.
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About the Author
Gary VanderPol (ThD, Boston University) is senior pastor of Church without Walls in Berkeley, California.
Soong-Chan Rah (ThD, Duke University) is a sought-after speaker and a major voice on today's evangelical social justice scene. He is Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, and is the author of Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church (winner of an Outreach magazine book award) and the popular and influential The Next Evangelicalism. Rah was founding pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church, a multiethnic, urban, postmodern generation church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He serves on the boards of Sojourners, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), World Vision, and the Catalyst Leadership Center.
Gary VanderPol (ThD, Boston University) is senior pastor of Church without Walls in Berkeley, California. He has served as an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary, has taught in Costa Rica, and has fifteen years of missionary experience.