Published in 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.
Journal Articles & Essays
Published in Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World. This essay explores how American evangelicals have employed popular media to maintain and even augment their vitality in the United States during a supposedly secular age.
Published in Humanitarian Photography: A History. This essay argues that American evangelicals exploited innovations is print journalism and photography to depict the suffering of distant strangers in ways that reveal the ambivalent and contested nature of late-19th-century humanitarianism.
Published in Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture. This article asks how the Great Depression of the 1930s shaped pentecostal efforts to proclaim the “full Gospel” in “foreign lands,” showing how some missionaries argued that alleviating poverty, suffering and even some forms of systemic oppression was an integral part of their “spirit-filled” witness.
Published in Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 21:2. By examining how evangelicals employed psychological concepts to make sense of ecstatic religious experiences, this article expands our understanding of the interplay among scientific discourse, the varieties of evangelical spirituality, and the emergence of pentecostalism in the early twentieth century.