The Protestant Churches and the Industrial Crisis

Excerpt

About four years ago a group of the younger men in the Christian ministry began meeting together to discuss how best they could make their religion apply to the problems actually faced by the men and women of this day and generation. As these discussions went on it became increasingly evident that the greatest obstacle to Christian faith and practice is found in the expressed and implied paganism of modern society, particularly in its economic aspects. The new machine technique which has so transformed life in the last two centuries has gotten far out of hand. Instead of blessing life it has at many points been a curse, a menace to human happiness and human values. It threatens to destroy all that we hold dear by the catastrophic calamity of world war or to paralyze our civilization by the almost as cruel tragedy of unemployment. It divides men into classes, those who own the tools of production and those who labor with them; and constant injustice grows out of this basic fact. Today, thanks to our astounding technological development, we can now produce enough and more than . . .

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1933

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