Christian Life in the Community by Alexander John William MyersChristian Life in the Community by Alexander John William Myers

Christian Life in the Community

byAlexander John William Myers

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... actions; the agricultural college with stock, farm, and orchard; the domestic science school with its baking, sewing, and millinery. The contrast between these and the old-style schools with their abstract, bookish, apart-from-life courses is most striking. So, in religious work, it is essential to provide that all instruction and inspiration issue in Christian activity. For this reason the Church becomes the central power-house for every form of helpful endeavor in the community and world. It cannot be otherwise. The principles of religion call for the investment of every life in the service of others and in making conditions better. Something of how the Church is succeeding will be shown in the next chapter on " Opportunities for Service through the Church." By training, the person is led to apply the truth in his own life and to work out for himself his own problems in the light of that teaching. Our work fails most of all in this--and it is as true of ordinary education as of religious education--that the thing taught does not function in life. Now character shows itself in everything that one does or thinks. In our thinking we divide things up into sacred and secular; personal and social; home and foreign; and similar classifications. These divisions are entirely artificial and merely for convenience. They have done harm. People have actually come to feel that they may be religious by times or in certain activities only; that the personal life may be good but not the social life or vice versa; that one may be religious but not missionary. It helps us to get down to basal things to see that character is one, a unity, and that it expresses itself in every activity. As the "heart," the person himself, is, so is his life. No amount of disguise can make it ...
Title:Christian Life in the CommunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217811574

ISBN - 13:9780217811576