First labor day parade in New York City, 1882

working class | Social Gospel | social justice | Religious Left

Labor Sunday

How American clergy in the 1920s turned from solidarity with workers to the mythology of the Good Christian Businessman

September 7, 2020

class status | religious affiliation | denominationalism | power differentials | deep solidarity | working class | middle class | privileged class | Gospel of Prosperity

Religion, Class, and Denominationalism in the US -- Joerg Rieger

Ever since H. Richard Niebuhr’s book The Social Sources of Denominationalism (1929) there has been evidence that religious affiliation and class status are somehow connected.   In statistics published in a 2006 sociology textbook, this impression i...

November 6, 2014