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Labor-religion Prophet

The Times And Life Of Harry F. Ward, 1st Edition

By Eugene P Link


380 pages

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As first national chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first professor of Christian ethics at both Boston University and Union Theological Seminary, and a pioneer of dialogs between religion and Marxism, Harry F. Ward led a life marked with many milestones. An advocate of the working-class and the underprivileged, Ward avoided the do

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Preparatory Years -- The Little Minister in Vibrant Chicago -- A Magna Charta for Church-Labor Relations -- Whirlwinds in Boston -- Family Rituals and Loyalties -- Building the American Civil Liberties Union -- The Internationalist Experience -- Soviet Communism: A New Civilization? -- Revolutionary Trends in Religion: The Federation -- The American Revolutionary Tradition: New America -- The League Against War and Fascism -- Union Seminary Days: Theology or Moral Action? -- On the Firing Line Every Day -- The Outrageous Assumption: Jesus and Marx -- What Needs Now To Be Done? -- "Why I Have Found Life Worth Living" -- "Stay In!" -- Letter to Dean Wicks

About the Author

Eugene P. Link is professor emeritus of history at State University of New York, Plattsburgh. Dr. Link began his association with Harry Ward as a student at Union Theological Seminary in the 1930s; when Dr. Link married, Harry Ward performed the ceremony. In the course of his career, Dr. Link has served as a Fulbright Lecturer in India, as dean of social sciences for SUNY-New Paltz, and as chairman of the sociology department for the University of Denver.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General