Social Aspects of Christianity; And Other Essays

Social Aspects of Christianity; And Other Essays

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... "The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life."-There are also those who imagine that, if it is really necessary for them to work their employe's on Sunday, they do not break the fourth commandment in compelling them to work also on all other days of the week. It is one of the best features of the programme of the American Sabbath Union that they contemplate agitation for a six-day law, which shall make it illegal to contract for more than six days' work in seven. Such a law ought to be accompanied with adequate provisions against subterfuges and with severe penalties for disobedience. It is thoroughly Christian in spirit. It will also test the sincerity of those who claim that Sunday work is a necessity. 5. Playgrounds and other provision for healthful recreation in cities--an antidote to the saloon and other forms of sin. 6. Removal of children from parents who have ceased to perform the duties of parents. Homes, real homes, should be found for these. 7. Public corruption, --about which let us have something precise and definite. The moral iniquity of city councilmen, who accept street-car passes, of writers for the press, of legislators and judges, who accept railroad passes, might profitably be treated under this head. 8. Saturday half-holidays, --a great moral reform which has been accomplished in England, where men work but fifty-four hours a week. N.B. England, with short hours, is of all countries most dreaded in international competition. Some of you will point to New York, but I say the experiment has never been honestly tried in New York. Furthermore, it must be borne in mind that it is not enough merely to assist in securing leisure. It is necessary to show peopie how to use leisure. This, like other things, must be taught...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664607X
  • 9781236646071