Holy humanitarians american evangelicals and global aid heather d curtis add to cart product details in holy humanitarians herald linked humanitarian assistance with american nationalism at a time when the country was stepping onto the global stage social reform missionary activity disaster relief and economic and military . Holy humanitarians offers valuable insights into issues of domestic inequality christian muslim encounters abroad and americans ambivalent attitudes about the suffering of distant others this thoughtful nuanced exploration of the contradictions of humanitarian sentiment is rich and compelling a global history of american evangelicals. Deeply researched and cogently argued holy humanitarians is a major contribution to the literature on the american missionary impulse and philanthropy curtis is a master stylist her book is a model of how to write with beauty and grace. Holy humanitarians american evangelicals and global aid a remarkable achievement holy humanitarians offers valuable insights into issues of domestic inequality christian muslim encounters abroad and americans ambivalent attitudes about the suffering of distant others. Foreign aid and development assistance have long been staples of the american diplomatic tool chest in her new book dr heather curtis documents the roots of the modern american foreign aid movement in the missionary and charity movements of early 20 th century evangelical christiansbolstered by publications like the christian herald and supportive parishioners evangelicals who believed in
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