Popular Media and the Global Expansion of American Evangelicalism in an Imperial Age

2017 Journal of American Studies  
This article examines the crucial role that print media played in the global expansion of American evangelicalism during the late 1890s: a moment when the United States was exercising new forms of military, economic, and cultural power to extend its influence in world affairs. Analyzing the strategies that publicists employed to make the popular press an effective medium of spreading American evangelicalism sheds light on the theological and social factors that influenced – and circumscribed –
more » ... he ways in which evangelicals imagined, fostered, and undermined the creation of a global Christian community in this increasingly imperial era.
doi:10.1017/s0021875816001407 fatcat:ffp5xdoamrgtflmn45cmd7jz7i