His most well-known and influential work was Our Country: As secretary of the American Evangelical AllianceStrong had hoped to unite various denominations under a single banner of social outreach, but disagreements with other religious leaders during his tenure in the Alliance gradually convinced him to pursue other avenues.
Nearly all of the civil liberty of the world is enjoyed by Anglo-Saxons: A nation is capable of self-government only so far as the individuals who compose it are capable of self-government. Further Reading Pratt, Julius W. Josiah Strong, Our Country: Moreover, apart from consequences to the school system, the policy which is finally adopted by the American people touching religion and the public schools concerns most intimately the welfare both of our youth and of the State.
First, that of the Roman Catholic hierarchy, which holds that education should be distinctly religious, which of course means Roman Catholic. As a rule, our largest cities are the worst governed. As a result, all business relations and industries will be more sensitive.
As the greatest wickedness in the world is to be found not among the cannibals of some far off coast, but in Christian lands where the light of truth is diffused and rejected, so the utmost depth of wretchedness exists not among savages, who have few wants, but in great cities, where, in the presence of plenty and of every luxury men starve.
East of the Mississippi there was, inone saloon to every of the population; in Boston, one to every ; in Cleveland, one to every ; in Chicago, one to every ; in New York, one to every ; in Cincinnati, one to every 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.
After being forced out he set up his own group, the League for Social Service —and edited its magazine The Gospel of the Kingdom. Our continent has room and resources and climate, it lies in the pathway of the nations, it belongs to the zone of power, and already, among Anglo-Saxons, do we lead in population and wealth.
Without controversy, these are the forces which, in the past, have contributed most to the elevation of the human race, and they must continue to be, in the future, the most efficient ministers to its progress. Overview[ edit ] Josiah Strong was one of the founders of the Social Gospel movement that sought to apply Protestant religious principles to solve the social ills brought on by industrialization, urbanization and immigration.
It is the heterogeneous character of our population especially in cities which threatens the integrity of our public school system and at the same time renders it supremely important to maintain that integrity. The fact, therefore, that it is growing much more rapidly than the whole population is full of significance.
How far his civilization will be materialistic and atheistic, and how long it will take thoroughly to Christianize and sweeten it, how rapidly he will hasten the coming of the kingdom wherein dwelleth righteousness, or how many ages he may retard it, is still uncertain; but it is now being swiftly determined.
The city is the nerve center of our civilization. Strong, like Walter Rauschenbusch and George D. Then will the world enter upon a new stage of its history-the final competition of races, for which the Anglo-Saxon is being schooled.
Because our cities are so largely foreign, Romanism 1 finds in them its chief strength. The time is coming when the pressure of population on the means of subsistence will be felt there as it is now felt in Europe and Asia. Then this race of unequaled energy, with all the majesty of numbers and the might of wealth behind it-the representative, let us hope, of the largest liberty, the purest Christianity, the highest civilization-having developed peculiarly aggressive traits calculated to impress its institutions upon mankind, will spread itself over the earth.
And, 1 We have seen the supreme sovereignty of the Pope opposed to the sovereignty of the people. Commercial distress in any great business center will the more surely create widespread disaster. He served as General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance for the United States, a coalition of Protestant missionary groups.
Long before the thousands millions are here, the mighty centrifugal tendency, inherent in this stock and strengthened in the United States, will assert itself. He served as General Secretary — of the Evangelical Alliance for the United States, a coalition of Protestant missionary groups.
He was also an important contributor to the establishment of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ. If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond.
Vague or general instruction will not suffice, there must be inculcated the system of doctrine found in the Roman catechism. Inone-thirtieth of the population of the United States lived in cities of 8, inhabitants and over; inone twenty-fifth; inand also inone-twentieth; inone sixteenth; inone-twelfth; inone-eighth; inone-sixth; ina little over one-fifth; and in Important as is the school to any civilized people, it is exceptionally so to us, for in the United States the common school has a function which is peculiar, viz.
It is the theory of absolutism in the state, that man exists for the state. After being forced out he set up his own group, the League for Social Serviceand edited its magazine The Gospel of the Kingdom. 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.
The public school is the principal digestive organ of the body politic. Intercourse tends to eliminate differences and to make a population homogeneous. Each of these topics receives treatment in a chapter. Historians suggest it may have encouraged support for imperialistic American foreign policies among American Protestants.
But it argued for foreign missions with ideas that captured a much wider audience than the limited one Strong had in mind.Josiah Strong: Our Country The Reverend Josiah Strong was a Congregational minister and a representative of the American Home Missionary Society.
During the time he wrote this book, Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis, he was the pastor of Central Congregational Church in Cincinnati.
Josiah Strong (April 14, – June 26, ) was an American Protestant clergyman, organizer, editor and author.
He was a leader of the Social Gospel movement, calling for social justice and combating social evils. He supported missionary work so that all races could be improved and uplifted and thereby brought to Christ. Josiah Strong (–) was a clergyman and writer who preached of the saving power of Protestant religious values.
He's best known for his book, Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis, in which he urged Anglo-Saxons to "civilize and Christianize" the American West. 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. Dec 07, · ch18_a3_d2. 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. 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.Download