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University of Toronto St. George
St. Michael's College Courses
Jessy Giroux

SMC 203 feb 27  Catholicism response to Christianity was leave it to Rome and the pope  Protestant response to Christianity and the secular world o Evangelical: a new experience, new baptism, and create a new attachment to jesus and looking to make a pure life and challenge and whip out the aspects that were seen as sinful and problematic  They targeted abolished (slave trade), alcohol abuse (temperance), bible distributions, Sunday school, missionary work  Social gospel o Neyday 1880-1930’s o Love of neighbour(golden rule)  They take this element and make it the defining point of being a Christian  What mattered was doing good works in society  It tried to Christianity more relevant by using and addressing to social problems  Some of the social problems were about the fall out of the industrial revolution  Excessive wealth, alcoholism, poverty, crime, racism, slums, bad hygiene, poor school o Comes from the Protestantism/evangelical movement o They put an emphasis on personal salvation o They address these issues based on sin (personal greed, impurity) this was in evangelical revival o Protestantism saw how Christians were living in association with politics and other societal groups was bad for the church and they didn’t think what the evangelicals were doing was enough o And so social gospellers were interested in fixing these problems o A few ideas of social gospellers  1. Jesus 2 return  Protestants believed his return was imminent(near, its coming)  They thoughts this would bring the kingdom of god and build it  Kingdom of god isn’t on earth because are too many evil ppl here  The idea of the kingdom of god was seen as an obstacle in social change  2. Substituionary atonement  Jesus death ment the possibility of salvation  It was ur only way to heaven  Raushenbush doubts this idea o He provided a different approach to this: he died to substitute love for selfishness; Jesus’ death was something we should follow o He said selfish is the cause of problems and that being a good
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