The Christian Life in the Modern World

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byFrancis Greenwood Peabody

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... II THE CHRISTIAN LIFE AND THE MODERN FAMILY The general conclusions which have been reached concerning the practicability of the Christian life open the way to the consideration of more limited and definite problems. As one surveys his relation to the modern world, he finds its various interests surrounding him like a series of concentric circles, of which, in the interpretation of his own experience, he is the centre. Nearest him, and with the shortest radius of social responsibility, is the group of the family. It is the elementary expression of social relationship, the innermost circle of social experience, into which by the very conditions of human birth and training he enters. Outside the circle of the family, but concentric with it, is the sphere of the industrial order, with its new forms of combination and competition, and its conflict of self-interest with the demands of the common good. Still larger in its sweep, and holding the family and the business world within itself, is the circle of the State, with its many unsolved problems of national politics and international peace. Still more inclusive, and, to the Christian, all-comprehending, is the circle of the Christian Church, with its schemes of universal evangelization and its dreams of the coming of the Kingdom of God. Out along these radii moves the Christian life, and as it reaches each circle in succession it is met by the problem of adjustment between its religious ideals and the inexorable conditions of the modern world. On what terms, and within what limits, can the Christian life still be perpetuated in the family, in business, in the State, and in the Church? Must family life, under the inevitable conditions of modern society, either frankly abandon or unconsciously outgrow the princip...

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... II THE CHRISTIAN LIFE AND THE MODERN FAMILY The general conclusions which have been reached concerning the practicability of the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217072046

ISBN - 13:9780217072045

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