God's Marshall Plan

A new history exploring the transatlantic roots of Christian nationalism and globalism.

God's Marshall Plan tells the story of the American Protestants who sought to transform Germany into a democratic nation in the heart of twentieth-century Europe. As American pastors, revivalists, diplomats, and spies crossed the Atlantic in an era of world war, they began to identify Europe as a continent in need of saving. Their call for political and spiritual intervention abroad inspired far-reaching campaigns to remake Europe in America's image, starting in occupied Germany. Yet in the ruins of the war, American and German Protestants developed vastly different theopolitical visions for postwar reconstruction. The conflict that followed forged two competing political theologiesChristian nationalism and Christian globalismthat definitively shaped transatlantic religion, politics, and diplomacy for decades to come.