The Social Passion
Religion and Social Reform in Canada 1914-28

Allen, Richard
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1973
Pages:  385pp   Price:  $5.95   ISBN:  0-8020-6199-0
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX7651

An account of the movement within Canadian protestantism which sought to revive the neglected social dimensions of Christianity and to involve the church in social action.


Table of Contents

1. The Rise of the Social Gospel, 1890-1914
2. The Call of the New Day
3. The Embattled Years
4. A Complete social Reconstruction
5. Labour's Great Day
6. Progressives on Trial
7. Commitments and Reservations
8. Courting the New Businessman
9. The New Christianity
10. Labour Churches
11. A Seas of Ambiguities
12. The Non-Politics of Progressivism
13. The New Evangelism
14. The Demise of the Brotherhoods
15. The Dilemma of the Social Service Council
16. The Social Gospel and Church Union
17. The Prohibition Crisis
18. The Disenchantment of Social Service
19. The Theology of Radical Reform
20. The Resurgence of Pacifism
21. The Eschatology of Peace
22. The Social Gospel and the Crisis in Progressivism

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