The Sociology of Rural Life

The Sociology of Rural Life

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...are endeavoring to carry out similar programs. This movement in its origin was a theological or religious one. The minister seeking a more adequate expression of his religion than that afforded by traditional church activities found such in the much-needed work of social betterment. It is probable that the theologies of the ministers who have been so eminently successful are not in all respects identical, but certain features are held in common by many of these. Doubtless the Deity of the most effective religion of the present day is a God whose will, purpose, or love is at least a desire to bring every person to his highest possible development. His devotees may and must share this desire in their relation with their fellows. His worshipers, with an intensity greater than self-interest, must desire to create an environment in which it is possible for men, women, and children to attain their fullest self-realization. Communion with his Deity is therefore found in creating and carrying out a social program, a program based on the needs of various persons and classes of persons in the community. As one of the logical and actual results, a thorough survey and systematic study of local conditions and needs has become a part of the country church program. In one religious denomination the home missionary society requires such to be made by every church under its supervision. Contact with nature is not enough to preserve the morals and wholesomeness of rural life. The beauty of sky and vastness of stellar space, the wonders of botany and agricultural chemistry are inadequate alone for rural salvation. Whereas the citydweller is most of the time in contact with highest developed nature, the society of human beings, the dweller in the more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682959X
  • 9781236829597
  • 2,255,699