Aid to the body, the soul, the society

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Aid to the body, the soul, the
society
Godly Reforms and Reformers, 18801914
4 thrusts
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Mortal Health
Material conditions—social gospel.
Moral uplift—prohibition.
Missionary endeavors
Mortal Health
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Divine Healing
Christian and Missionary Alliance
Ellen G. White (1827-1915)
John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943)
Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)
Material Conditions
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Social Gospel
Washington Gladden (1836-1918)
Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918)
Charles Monroe Sheldon (1857-1946)
Salvation Army
William Booth (1829-1912)
Catherine Booth (1829-1890)
“no man shares his life with God whose religion does not flow out,
naturally and without effort, into all relations of his life and reconstructs
everything that it touches. Whoever uncouples the religious and the
social life has not understood Jesus. Whoever sets any bounds for the
reconstructive power of the religious life over the social relations and
institutions of men, to that extent denies the faith of the Master." W. R.,
Christianity and the Social Crisis (1907)
"Jesus did not in any real sense bear the sin of some ancient Briton
who beat up his wife in B. C. 56, or of some mountaineer in Tennessee
who got drunk in A. D. 1917. But he did in a very real sense bear the
weight of the public sins of organized society, and they in turn are
causally connected with all private sins." W. R., Theology for the Social
Gospel (1917)
Six sins for which Jesus had to atone: "Religious bigotry, the combination
of graft and political power, the corruption of justice, the mob spirit (being "the
social group gone mad") and mob action, militarism, and class contempt-"every student of history will recognize that these sum up constitutional forces in
the Kingdom of Evil. Jesus bore these sins in no legal or artificial sense, but in
their impact on his own body and soul. He had not contributed to them, as we
have, and yet they were laid on him. They were not only the sins of Caiaphas,
Pilate, or Judas, but the social sin of all mankind, to which all who ever lived
have contributed, and under which all who ever lived have suffered." W. R.
Rauschenbusch
“I have no intention to depart in the
smallest degree from the main principles
on which I have acted in the past. My
only hope for the permanent deliverance
of mankind from misery, either in this
world or the next, is the regeneration or
remaking of the individual by the power of
the Holy Ghost through Jesus Christ. But
in providing for the relief of temporal
misery I reckon that I am only making it
easy where it is now difficult, and
possible where it is now all but
impossible, for men and women to find
their way to the Cross of our Lord Jesus
Christ.” –William Booth
Moral Uplift—
Temperance/Prohibition
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Maine Law (1851)
18th Amendment (1918)
Frances Willard (1839-1898)
WCTU
Missionary Enterprises
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Indian Missions
“Soldiers of Light and Love”
Cooperative endeavors
Henry McNeal Turner
Adoniram Judson
Anne Hasseltine Judson
Charlotte Diggs “Lottie” Moon (1840-1912)
Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938)
Lottie Moon
Annie Armstrong
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