Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America - Chapter XII: New World A-Comin' Summary & Analysis

Carl Neumann Degler
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Chapter XII: New World A-Comin' Summary and Analysis

The Progressive Movement of the early twentieth maintained old traditions, equality and humanitarianism despite the advancements of industry and urbanization. There was worry that this "new world" would threaten Christianity.

1. Jesus vs. Ricardo

There was a "challenge in the city" to hold onto the values inherent in Christianity. There were churches established to help the populace in dealing with the stresses of the city. In 1887, an Episcopalian group organized a Church Association for the Advancement of the Interest of Labor. The Salvation Army was imported from England in the 1870s to support the laboring class that showed a lack of involvement in religion. The most powerful speaker for the doctrine of the social gospel was Walter Rauschenbusch of the Rochester Theological Seminary. His popular books stressed the social mission of Christianity. Both Protestant...

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