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A Kingdom on Earth : Anglo-American Social Christianity, 1880-1940

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Social Christianity was a major force in the life of the United States, Canada, and Britain for more than sixty years, beginning in the closing decades of the Victorian age. As a tide of concern swept through Protestantism in the face of mounting social ills, Social Gospelers and Christian Socialists urged a less competitive, more compassionate society. They pioneered in many fields of modern social science and actively engaged in social work and party politics. In A Kingdom on Earth, Paul T. Phillips provides an unusually broad view of the movement from both sides of the Atlantic. He is also unique in carrying the story up to 1940, thereby tying Social Christianity to the origins of the welfare state.

Using a wide range of sources, A Kingdom on Earth places the activities of Social Christians firmly in the social and cultural contexts of the day. Phillips's analysis reveals the dilemmas of a movement that sought to achieve social harmony and justice through close cooperation with secular reformism. Such dilemmas invariably led to rivalries with competing ideologies and brought secularizing influences into the churches themselves. In spite of these worldly aspects, however, Phillips finds that the inspiration and essence of the movement were essentially religious.

An ex-library book, it has a variety of neat markings, stamps and attachments, particularly to end papers and text block edges. The unused date stamp list is still attached. The covers have a few light general marks and corners are slightly rubbed; some dust marks to text block corners.

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Author(s):
Paul T. Phillips
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 23 cms
Edition:
1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0271015802
ISBN-13:
9780271015804
Number of pages:
303
Publisher:
Pennsylvania State University Press
Title:
A Kingdom on Earth : Anglo-American Social Christianity, 1880-1940

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Social Christianity was a major force in the life of the United States, Canada, and Britain for more than sixty years, beginning in the closing decades of the Victorian age. As a tide of concern swept through Protestantism in the face of mounting social ills, Social Gospelers and Christian Socialists urged a less competitive, more compassionate society. They pioneered in many fields of modern social science and actively engaged in social work and party politics. In A Kingdom on Earth, Paul T. Phillips provides an unusually broad view of the movement from both sides of the Atlantic. He is also unique in carrying the story up to 1940, thereby tying Social Christianity to the origins of the welfare state.

Using a wide range of sources, A Kingdom on Earth places the activities of Social Christians firmly in the social and cultural contexts of the day. Phillips's analysis reveals the dilemmas of a movement that sought to achieve social harmony and justice through close cooperation with secular reformism. Such dilemmas invariably led to rivalries with competing ideologies and brought secularizing influences into the churches themselves. In spite of these worldly aspects, however, Phillips finds that the inspiration and essence of the movement were essentially religious.

An ex-library book, it has a variety of neat markings, stamps and attachments, particularly to end papers and text block edges. The unused date stamp list is still attached. The covers have a few light general marks and corners are slightly rubbed; some dust marks to text block corners.

Author(s):
Paul T. Phillips
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 23 cms
Edition:
1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0271015802
ISBN-13:
9780271015804
Number of pages:
303
Publisher:
Pennsylvania State University Press
Title:
A Kingdom on Earth : Anglo-American Social Christianity, 1880-1940

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