The revolutionary function of the modern Church

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJohn Haynes Holmes

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE SOCIAL QUESTION (a) THE INDIVIDUAL SOCIALISED SUCH is the answer which our age has made to the question, What is the individual? The individual is a member of the organic body of society, and hence essentially social in his nature. The individual is an epitome of the society of which he is a member. Behind every individual are the physical, political, industrial, economic, social conditions which have very largely made him what he is; and behind every individual, therefore, the all-embracing problem of the social whole. And it is this answer, spoken in imperative tones, which has created what we have learned to call the social question, which, as we have seen, is the one all-absorbing problem of our time. The characteristic features of the present day are the new social vision which for the first time in human history has cast its gaze full upon the misery, the ignorance, and the vice of the great masses of the population, and sees things as they really are; the new social conscience which has at last awakened to the essential wrong which is involved in a social condition which dooms the millions to hopeless poverty, wretchedness, and sin, and which promises to remain ill at ease so long as that social condition endures; the new social idealism which dreams its dreams and sees its visions, like the prophets of ancient days, and looks forward confidently to the establishment of God's Kingdom upon the earth; and the new social consecration which is moving thousands of eager young men and women to give themselves--body, mind, and soul--to the task of bringing in this Kingdom as the noblest and divinest work which their hands and their hearts can find to do. The concrete problems of our age are social problems--capital and labour, wealth and po...

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE SOCIAL QUESTION (a) THE INDIVIDUAL SOCIALISED SUCH is the answer which our age has made to the question, What i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217132162

ISBN - 13:9780217132169

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