United Service in Divisive Times The Pittsburgh Council of Churches, 1916–1929

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Tyler B. Flynn, Jr.


abstract: Despite the disruption of the Great Steel Strike of 1919 and the fundamentalist-modernist controversy of the 1920s, the Pittsburgh Council of Churches managed to hold together a fragile coalition for the cause of social betterment in the Steel City. Their noteworthy service record reveals a Protestant establishment eager to appear strong in the face of mounting criticism of indifference as well as a sincere desire to do good.

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