Revivalism and Social Christianity
The Prophetic Faith of Henri Nick and André Trocmé
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"People marvel that the folk at Le Chambon took in the Jews. But what Chalamet helps us see is this did not come out of the blue. Rather, this was made possible by people such as Henri Nick and Jacques Kaltenbach, whose discovery of the social dimensions of the gospel made Trocme possible. The implications are clear--heroism is the outworking of lives that never appear heroic."
--Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School
"Based on original archival research, Chalamet richly fills in the background of the famous events at Le Chambon, where the Christian community, led by Andre Trocme, saved the lives of thousands of Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of France. . . . Nonviolent social action and spirituality were forged in a crucible of courage and suffering to produce a new and compelling version of the Social Gospel."
--George Hunsinger, Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
"This book helps us rediscover the deep spiritual and social influence in the first half of the twentieth century of the Protestant movement known as the Social Gospel. The author unveils the ties between two great pastors, Henri Nick and Andre Trocme, who sought to evangelize the workers and who contributed to the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust. The result is a real contribution to the history of twentieth-century France."
--Patrick Cabanel, Professor of Late Modern History, University of Toulouse-Le Mirail