Is The World Growing Better? by Henry Clay Morrison

Is The World Growing Better?

byHenry Clay Morrison

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Author's preface:
“I never like a lengthy preface to a book. The only way to find out the contents of a volume is to read it. The chapters herein contained have thrust themselves into my mind as I have read and traveled and thought on existing world conditions.

There is a kind of optimism among men that arises out of an eagerness for what they call “progress.” In times of peace and supposed prosperity men largely ignore facts as they really exist. We by no means shut our eyes to the good that is in the world, but in this volume we are thinking and writing of the tremendous drift toward evil, and what we believe means a crisis in world history. We confine our observations, however, largely to these United States.

There is a strange portend in the atmosphere, a kind of suspense. Philosophers and statesmen hardly dare to prognosticate what the near future holds. There is a very general conviction among thoughtful people that present conditions cannot exist for long; there must be a turning back to practical living, to economy, to the fear of God and an altruistic attitude toward mankind, or a fearful crash of modern civilization.

 

The Table of Contents are as follows:
Chapter 1 — THE EBB AND FLOW OF HISTORY
Chapter 2 — THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF HISTORY
Chapter 3 — AN AGE OF INVENTION
Chapter 4 — THE FINANCIAL FEATURE OF THE MACHINE AGE
Chapter 5 — THE OLD POLITICAL PARTIES
Chapter 6 — THE MENACE OF THE MILLIONAIRE
Chapter 7 — DOES THE PRESENT OUTLOOK PROMISE WORLD PEACE?
Chapter 8 — OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE NOT BEING TAUGHT RELIGION IN THE SCHOOLS
Chapter 9 — WHAT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE BEING TAUGHT IN THE SCHOOLS
Chapter 10 — THE HARVEST
Chapter 11 — TRYING TO GET RID OF GOD
Chapter 12 — THE GENERAL DRIFT
Chapter 13 — ECCLESIASTICISM VERSUS EVANGELISM
Chapter 14 — ARE WE APPROACHING THE END OF THE AGE?

 

About the author:
Morrison was in Barren County, Kentucky. His parents died when he was very young, and he was reared by his paternal grandfather. Morrison was converted at the age of 11 in a Methodist revival at the Boyd's Creek Meetinghouse near Glasgow, Kentucky. Soon after he felt a call to the ministry. He was licensed to preach at the age of 19 and began his work as circuit rider and station pastor.

In 1890 Morrison left the pastorate and moved into evangelism. He also began editing a religious publication called The Old Methodist, which later became the widely-read Pentecostal Herald. Morrison's reputation as a Methodist evangelist grew rapidly from his home state of Kentucky to most other states and many foreign countries. The camp meeting became one of his favorite evangelistic venues, and throughout the rest of his life Morrison gave much time and effective leadership to this religious movement. William Jennings Bryan regarded Morrison to be "the greatest pulpit orator on the American continent."

Title:Is The World Growing Better?Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 13, 2015Publisher:Jawbone DigitalLanguage:English

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