Christianity and the Present Moral Unrest

Christianity and the Present Moral Unrest

Christianity and the Present Moral Unrest

Christianity and the Present Moral Unrest

Excerpt

This book is not an official publication of the Conference on Politics, Economics and Christianity, but it is a direct outcome of Copec. That Conference, the meetings which preceded it and the meetings which have followed it, revealed how perplexed many who are most in earnest in attempting to apply Christianity to the problems of our modern life, are with the complexity and many-sidedness of these problems, and perhaps especially how quickly they seem to be brought up against the apparent necessity and the unsatisfactoriness of compromise. It seems a far cry from the social life of Palestine nineteen hundred years ago to a modern industrialized and international society, and that distance makes the advice to "do as Jesus would" disappointingly unhelpful if taken literally. The writers of this book are at one in being convinced that the message of Jesus Christ has a universal significance which makes it independent of the particular social conditions of that far-off simple time: that it has fruitfulness and illumination for our time as much as for any other. They are also in their different ways conscious of the complication and diversity of modern problems, and they have tried to set out from different points of view and with different problems in mind how the Christian message can illumine our present difficulties.

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