THE SOCIAL GOSPEL
My sole desire has been to summon the Christian passion for justice and the Christian powers of love and mercy to do their share in redeeming our social order from its inherent wrongs.
THE prewar years of the twentieth century saw the rise of an immense body of literature stating the philosophy of social Christianity. Prominent metropolitan ministers and obscure country preachers, college and theological school professors, religious journalists and certain social scientists shared in this widespread concern. Most of the leaders with whose names we are familiar added to the swelling chorus and many new converts professed faith in the social gospel and wrote books and articles proclaiming it.1
Above this clamor of many voices the classic statement of____________________