Religion as a Factor in the Great War

July 29, 2014 – In a conversation on The Tom Woods Show about religion as a factor in World War I, author and history professor Richard Gamble says clergy of the social gospel movement were jingoistic supporters of war, pushing for intervention even before the Wilson Administration due to “an impulse to remake the world.”

“These are frustrated reformers who wanted to remake American society, wanted to remake the American family, remake American politics, economics, and that impulse to remake things didn’t stop at the nation’s shores.”

Gamble is the author several books, including “The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation.”

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