An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Church of the Carpenter, Boston

Organized in 1890 by William Dwight Porter Bliss as an experiment in Christian Socialism, the notice announcing its formation declared that “the Church of Christ, in her true spirit, is a Christian Socialist Church.” It attracted many Christian Socialists, including Wellesley professor and staunch churchwoman Vida Dutton Scudder. The church participated in the struggle for economic justice and the elimination of poverty. See Scudder, Vida Dutton.

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