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Author Bourgeois, Michael, 1956-

Title All things human : Henry Codman Potter and the social gospel in the Episcopal Church / Michael Bourgeois
Published Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
Series Studies in Anglican history
Studies in Anglican history.
Contents A many-sided mission -- Brotherhood and inequality -- The work and well-being of women -- Political righteousness -- Reconciling labor and capital -- A work for a whole life
Summary In addition to being the sixth bishop of the Diocese of New York, Henry Codman Potter (1835-1908) was a prominent voice in the Social Gospel movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book, the first in-depth study of Potter's life and work, examines his career in the Episcopal church as well as the origins and legacy of his progressive social views. As industrialization and urbanization spread in the nineteenth century, the Social Gospel movement sought to apply Christian teachings to effect improvements in the lives of the less fortunate. Potter was firmly in this tradition, concerning himself especially with issues of race, the place of women in society, questions of labor and capital, and what he called "political righteousness." Placing Potter against the wider backdrop of nineteenth-century American Protestantism, Bourgeois explores the experiences and influences that led him to espouse these socially conscious beliefs, to work for social reform, and to write such works as Sermons of the City (1881) and The Citizen in His Relation to the Industrial Situation (1902). In telling Potter's remarkable story, All Things Human stands as a valuable contribution to intellectual and religious history as well as an exploration of the ways in which religion and society interact
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
Subject Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908.
Episcopal Church -- Doctrines -- History.
Social gospel.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252090578 (electronic bk.)
128313554X
9780252090578 (electronic bk.)
9781283135542