The Reverend Mark Matthews an Activist in the Progressive Era
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
- Publish date: 11/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780295980218
- ISBN10: 0295980214
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.