The religious sanction for the war with Spain, which came from the Protestant clergy. Here is heaped the social dynamite; here roughs, gamblers, thieves, robbers, lawless and desperate men of all sorts, congregate; men who are ready on any pretext to raise riots for the purpose of destruction and plunder; here gather foreigners and wage-workers; here skepticism and irreligion abound; here inequality is the greatest and most obvious, and the contrast between opulence and penury the most striking; here is suffering the sorest.
In the evolutionary process which Strong saw as forming the Anglo-Saxon into the mightiest race of all time, there was evidence of the divine hand.
The poor of a city with 8, inhabitants are well off compared with many in New York; and there are no such depths of woe, such utter and heart-wringing wretchedness in New York as in London.
Strong felt that the United States had been destined to he the great imperial power. It is also the storm center.
Of course the demoralizing and pauperizing power of the saloons and their debauching influence in politics increase with their numerical strength. In a revised edition was issued based on the census of Here is heaped the social dynamite; here roughs, gamblers, thieves, robbers, lawless and desperate men of all sorts, congregate; men who are ready on any pretext to raise riots for the purpose of destruction and plunder; here gather foreigners and wage-workers; here skepticism and irreligion abound; here inequality is the greatest and most obvious, and the contrast between opulence and penury the most striking; here is suffering the sorest.
One of them is that of civil liberty. The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer, in the city than elsewhere; and, as a rule, the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor.
Nearly all of the civil liberty of the world is enjoyed by Anglo-Saxons: Heretofore there has always been in the history of the world a comparatively unoccupied land westward, into which the crowded countries of the East have poured their surplus populations.
Strong was motivated by an intense sense of mission and divine destiny. Strong, like most other leaders of the Social Gospel movement, added strong evangelical roots, including a belief in sin and redemption. The importance of this introduction is reflected in Strong's statement of Septemberfrom the preface of Expansion: For the same reason the saloon, together with the intemperance and the liquor power which it represents, is multiplied in the city.
In the vanguard of this movement were such men as James C. The American Home Missionary Society, The significance of this movement became apparent to Americans with the fall of Manila on August 13, Manifestly there is an irreconcilable difference between papal principles and the fundamental principles of our free institutions.
Strong thus believed that the uniqueness and strength of the "race" could be preserved only if the federal government took steps to exclude from the United States political "amoebae," whose votes could be molded at will by a religious hierarchy. In examining the effect of the war with Spain, Strong beheld "new possibilities" open to Americans at the turn of the century.
Hereinafter cited as New Era. The unoccupied arable lands of the earth are limited, and will soon be taken. Strong, Homiletic Review, 42 March Strong maintained that the exhaustion of unsettled arable lands in the temperate zones was a major cause for the shift of attention to the tropics.
There are comparatively few in this country who do not hold them; and the children of these few should be taught these fundamental truths of religion, not because agnostics are in the minority, for questions of conscience can be settled neither by majorities nor by authority, but because the necessities of the State are above individual rights.
One of them is that of civil liberty. He also feared that the tenor of urban culture warred against the teachings of Christianity.
Perhaps Strong's most valuable attribute was his evangelical fervor. The "Crisis" portion of the text described the seven "perils" facing the nation: It is the theory of absolutism in the church that man exists for the church.Josiah Strong: Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis.
Josiah Strong was a Protestant clergyman who had a tremendous impact on society in America in the late 19th and early 20th. In his book, Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis, Josiah Strong championed American missionary expansionism by arguing that God had "divinely commissioned" the United States to spread democracy, and "to civilize and Christianize" Central and South America, Africa, and beyond.
Josiah Strong () was an American Protestant clergyman, missionary leader and author. He was a leader of the Third Great Awakening and a founder of the Social Gospel movement that sought to apply Protestant religious principles to solve the social ills brought on by industrialization, urbanization and immigration.
Josiah Strong () was one of America's leading religious and social voices during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Aclergyman who proposed revolutionary religion-oriented solutions to perceived inequities in America's social and economic network, Josiah Strong adhered to a.
APUSH 2 Chapter STUDY. PLAY. Josiah Strong. Author of Our Country, on Anglo-Saxon superiority; a popular American minister in the late s who linked Anglo-Saxonism to Christian missionary ideas.
Our Country () Written by Joshiah Strong. Advocated American Expansion to christianize and civilize "weaker nations". Josiah Strong, from Our Country () Every race which has deeply impressed itself on the human family has been the representative of some great idea-one or more-which had given direction to the nation's.Download