Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century The Classic That Woke up the Church

ISBN-10: 0061497266

ISBN-13: 9780061497261

Edition: 2008

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The 100th Anniversary Edition of the Classic That Changed the American Church Forever Published at the beginning of the twentieth century, Christianity and the Social Crisis is the epoch-making book that dramatically expanded the church's vision of how it could transform the world. The 100th anniversary edition updates this classic with new essays by leading preachers and theologians.
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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
The Historical Roots of Christianity: The Hebrew Prophets
Religion ethical and therefore social
Public and not private morality
The champions of the poor
The effect of the social interest on the religious life
The later religious individualism
The prophetic hope of national perfection
The "pessimism" of the prophets
Summary
Response: A Rhetorician for Righteousness
The Social Aims of Jesus
The new social insight into the Gospel
Jesus not a social reformer
His relation to contemporary movements
The purpose of Jesus: the kingdom of God
The kingdom of God and the ethics of Jesus
Insistence on conduct and indifference to ritual
His teaching on wealth
The social affinities of Jesus
The revolutionary consciousness of Jesus
Response: A Response by an Evangelical
The Social Impetus of Primitive Christianity
The limitations of our information
The hope of the coming of the Lord
The revolutionary character of the millennial hope
The political consciousness of Christians
The society-making force of primitive Christianity
The so-called communism at Jerusalem
The primitive churches as fraternal communities
The leaven of Christian democracy
The outcome
Response: Unless the Call Be Heard Again
Why Has Christianity Never Undertaken the Work of Social Reconstruction?
Impossibility of any social propaganda in the first centuries
Post-ponement to the Lord's coming
Hostility to the Empire and its civilization
The limitations of primitive Christianity and their perpetuation
The otherworldliness of Christianity
The ascetic tendency
Monasticism
Sacramentalism
The dogmatic interest
The churchliness of Christianity
Subservience to the State
The disappearance of church democracy
The lack of scientific comprehension of social development
The outcome of the discussion
The passing of these causes in modern life
Conclusion
Response: Repent. The Kingdom Is Here
The Present Crisis
The industrial revolution
The land and the people
Work and wages
The morale of the workers
The physical decline of the people
The wedge of inequality
The crumbling of political democracy
The tainting of the moral atmosphere
The undermining of the family
The fall or the rise of Christian civilization
Response: Can These Dry Bones Live?
The Stake of the Church in the Social Movement
The Church and its real estate
The Church and its income
The supply and spirit of the ministry
The Church and poverty
The Church and its human material
The hostile ethics of commercialism
Christian civilization and foreign missions
The forward call to the Church
Response: Sounding the Trumpet Today: Changing Lives and Redeeming the Soul of Society in the 21st Century
What to Do
"No Thoroughfare"
Social repentance and faith
Social evangelization
The pulpit and the social question
The Christian conception of life and property
The creation of customs and institutions
Solidarity and communism
The upward movement of the working class
Summary of the argument
The new apostolate
Response: What to Do
Afterword: Buds That Never Opened
Notes
Contributors
Index
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