Item description for Social Gospel 2000 by Thomas D. Wakefield...
The (first) Social Gospel movement gained prominence in the early 1900s. The movement sought to apply Christian principles to social problems precipitated by industrialism and destructive (faithless) capitalism. Concerns of the movement included public and private morality, child labor, sweatshops, political corruption, equality of pay, corporate monopolies, unrestrained capitalism, the concentration of wealth, and environmental destruction. Sound familiar? After a century's worth of work, we are, in many ways, right back where we started. This book promotes a (re)uniting of Christian principles with America's economic system (capitalism) to effect positive change with these and related issues. It also seeks to commence a new Social Gospel movement. Specifically, Social Gospel 2000 offers practical, timely, and Christ-centered advice about how to restore America on the personal, business, and politico-economic levels. Capitalism affects every American at each of these levels - intimately and absolutely. By conjoining the natural efficiencies of capitalism with the timeless truths of Christianity we can restore vitality, morality, and relevance to our nation's endeavors. Social Gospel 2000's Mission Statement embodies these concerns: To apply Christian principles at each level of America's socio economic environment, and in doing so, effect positive change to a variety of America's social, economic, political, and moral problems. Successfully applied, America will be cleansed of its moral and economic shortcomings, revitalized in its natural efficiencies, and restored of its godly direction and blessings. Social Gospel 2000 blends many disciplines - economics, political science, American and world history, social science, psychology, theology, ethics, and others into a comprehensive book with a comprehensive plan for America. Although well grounded in these disciplines, this book has an appeal that keeps the reader turning the pages. Topics such as the following ke
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.25" Width: 5.06" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Dec 19, 1999
Publisher 1st Books Library
ISBN 1585004561 ISBN13 9781585004560
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More About Thomas D. Wakefield
Wakefield graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration degree.
Thomas D. Wakefield currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas.