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Table of ContentsIntroduction: Missionaries, Mainliners, and the Making of a MovementPart I. Radical Christian Internationalism at The World Tomorrow1. Anti-imperialism for Jesus2. The World Tomorrow as a Foreign Policy Counterpublic3. A Funeral and Two LegaciesPart II. Ecumenical Christian Internationalism at Oxford4. All God's Household5. Race, Nation, and Globe at Oxford 19376. Oxford’s Atlantic Crossing7. The Dulles Commission, the UN, and the Americanization of Christian InternationalismConclusion: Neglected GenealogiesNotes
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"For God and Globe is a wonderfully fresh and vital work on Protestant internationalism, in all its political complexity, from the end of World War I to the end of World War II and the cusp of the Cold War. Michael G. Thompson reacquaints us with a lost world of religious internationalism that we really need to remember. Thompson's coverage of the major international ecumenical meetings in the 1920s and 1930s is superb and also truly important."
"Written with sophisticated grasp of happenings on multiple shores, from a purview that encompasses myriad intellectual trends and political sympathies, Michael G. Thompson's stellar book captures a fascinating juncture in timethe interwar periodwhen a cohort of illustrious thinkers articulated (and acted out) the virtues of internationalism, and rejected the trappings and egocentrism of the nation state for a new world order of inclusion and exchange. Considering our own discordant moment, when simplistic religious nationalisms predominate and notions of American exceptionalism still hold sway, Thompson’s is both a refreshing and convicting tale, one that enriches our understanding of a dynamic past, when community building was earnestly grappled with on a universal scale, and sheds critical light on the limiting ambitions of our present."