A Round Robin; The Southern Highland and Highlanders

A Round Robin; The Southern Highland and Highlanders

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...make itself felt about twenty years ago. Not only one's self but one's neighbor was one's responsibility. Not only the neighbor's salvation in the world to come but his salvation in this world was the will of Christ. Salvation was not of isolated numbers hereafter but of correlated members in one body now. And present salvation had to do not merely with spiritual relation to God and moral relation to men, but with intelligent relation to life, and with physical health in the body, on whose soundness the perfect fulfillment of all other relations depends. So the Church started her work with preachers merely. Priests came in to give efficacy to preaching. Social workers were inevitable to manifest the fulness of Christ's presence as Redeemer. And at the present stage the Church expresses her care for the whole nature of God's children by maintaining churches, schools and hospitals for the soul, the mind and the body. This three-fold conception of her duty was not set forth by any central authority. There is not any such authority in the Church's mountain work. The Highlander is much the same in Kentucky that he is in East Tennessee or in western Carolina, but the determination of what work shall be done in any section is made locally; and almost universally this means, in practice, by the Bishops. The dioceses in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama received missionary aid from the General Board of Missions, but the General Board had no authority in determining the policy to be pursued in expending the money, except that which comes from making, withholding, increasing, or diminishing appropriations of money for the work locally...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883942
  • 9781236883940