Charles M. Sheldon and the Social Gospel
By: Nancy Jane Brooking

"For hereunto were you called; because Christ also
suffered for you, leaving you an example that
you should follow his steps"

1 Peter 2:21



I. Charles M.Sheldon

II. In His Steps

III. The Social Gospel

IV. What Would Jesus Do?

V. What Will You Do?

VI. Bibliography



America's most unique contribution to the great ongoing stream of Christianity is the "social gospel". This movement was called into being by the impact of modern industrial society and scientific thought upon the Protestantism of the United States during the half century following the Civil War. It is defined as "the application of the teachings of Jesus and the total message of the Christian salvation to society, the economic life and social institutions." 1
1The Rise of the Social Gospel, page 3.


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