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Gladden, Washington
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(Feb 11, 1836, Owego, NY – Jul 2, 1918, Columbus, OH); a clergyman who studied at Williams College and the Union Theological Seminary before becoming one of the most outspoken advocates of the Social Gospel and of an evangelical liberalism that integrated the theory of evolution and historical Bible criticism. In his optimistic message, he associated the immanence of God, Jesus' ethics of love, and salvation for society and the individual with the coming of God's kingdom on earth.…

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Dorn, Jacob H., “Gladden, Washington”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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