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  socialism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Because of the collective nature of socialism, it is to be contrasted to the doctrine of the sanctity of private property that characterizes capitalism.
In a broader sense, the term socialism is often used loosely to describe economic theories ranging from those that hold that only certain public utilities and natural resources should be owned by the state to those holding that the state should assume responsibility for all economic planning and direction.
Other varieties of socialism continued to exist alongside Marxism, such as Christian socialism, led in England by Frederick Denison Maurice and Charles Kingsley; they advocated the establishment of cooperative workshops based on Christian principles.
www.bartleby.com /65/so/socialis.html   (1500 words)

  
 Christian socialism - Encyclopedia.com
Christian socialism term used in Great Britain and the United States for a kind of socialism growing out of the clash between Christian ideals and the effects of competitive business.
Socialism and Christianity in Early 20th Century America.
The road from serfdom: F.A. Hayek spent years in the wilderness for arguing that socialism was the road, not to prosperity and justice, but to tyranny.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Christ-soc.html   (943 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Socialism
Socialism lay dormant till the ruin of Imperialism in 1870 and the outbreak of the Commune in 1871.
Socialism and Capitalism are at one, for their only quarrel is over the bone upon which is the meat that perisheth.
Socialism solely as an economic or social doctrine.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14062a.htm   (6249 words)

  
 E. Belfort Bax: Unscientific Socialism (1884)
The various social schemes propounded, and in part sought to be carried out in various parts of North America, dating from the earlier half of the nineteenth century, to which the general name of Utopian Socialism is commonly applied; and IV.
Socialism proper, presupposes the developed industrial system, the machinery, the population andc., of the most advanced countries of modern times as its essential antecedent condition, and whether right or wrong, true or false, takes its stand on the continuity of historic evolution.
The social organism, in its present stage is analogous to those low biological organisms which, subdivided as you will, re-combine and reorganise by their very nature and that of the medium in which they exist.
www.marxists.org /archive/bax/1884/01/modrev.htm   (3286 words)

  
 Christian Socialism
Christian socialism makes great room for the practice and enjoyment of the arts and sport alongside the struggle for social justice, which, while a serious, need never be a grim affair.
Christian socialism pays great attention to tradition, the mature conviction of the ages, while making the swift decisions needed for the present.
Christian socialism is the contemporary statement of the engaged humane catholicism of twenty-one Christian centuries with roots in the Hebrew prophetic movement and affinities with all persons of good will of every age.
www.anglocatholicsocialism.org /christiansocialism.html   (853 words)

  
 H-Net Review: Nancy M. Wingfield on Culture and Political Crisis in Vienna: Christian Socialism in Power, ...
Boyer's Christian Social Party is one of apparent contradiction, a bourgeois protest movement that was "both radically emancipatory and decisively conservative," representing both "archaism and modernity, history and progress" (pp.
Christian Social cabinet influence reached its zenith from 1907 to 1911, as the party became the largest faction in parliament with ninety-six deputies.
The Christian Social wartime mayor of Vienna, Richard Weiskirchner, was unable to redress the effects of material deprivation and outright hunger on the civilian population of Vienna.
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=29794851653186   (1311 words)

  
 Socialism’s Obituary Is Premature
Philip Wogaman is professor of Christian social ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. This article appeared in The Christian Century, May 30-June 6, 1990, pps.
Christian socialist formulations of economic norms have had to be provisional and pragmatic, but their pragmatism has usually been informed by human caring and by commitments to unity and justice within the community.
The Christian socialist vision was not of an atheistic, paternalistic, totalitarian state that does not uphold the creative dignity of every person as an accepted member of the community.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=207   (2056 words)

  
  Christian Socialism | Questia.com Online Library
Social Reformers: Adam Smith to John Dewey ("Christian Socialism" begins on p.
The Cross and the Sickle: Sergei Bulgakov and the Fate of Russian Religious Philosophy (Chap.
Socialism and Christianity in Early 20th Century America (Chap.
www.questia.com /library/economics-and-business/economics/economic-systems/christian-socialism.jsp   (459 words)

  
  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christian socialism generally refers to those on the Christian left whose politics are both Christian and socialist and who see these two things as being interconnected.
Christian socialists draw parallels between what some have characterized as the egalitarian and anti-establishment message of Jesus, who — according to Christian Gospel — spoke against the religious authorities of his time, and the egalitarian, anti-establishment, and sometimes anti-clerical message of most contemporary socialisms.
Christian socialism is not to be confused with certain parties with "Christian Social" in their names which are found in the German-speaking world, such as the contemporary Christian Social Union in Bavaria or the Christian Social Party in Austria-Hungary circa 1900.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Christian_socialism   (559 words)

  
 The Church and Socialism
Others declare that Socialism is merely the application of Christianity to industrial problems, and that it is the duty of a Christian minister to preach Socialism, and the supreme function of the Christian Church to introduce and support Socialism as the one cure for all existing social evils.
Popular Socialism fails to recognize that the principles of justice, fraternity and charity, by which its leaders claim to be animated, are Christian principles, and have been expressed by the Church as by no other society of men.
The protest of Socialism is a distinct call to the Church to define anew to herself her function, and to interpret anew the prophecies of her Lord.
www.crossroad.to /Excerpts/biblical-teaching/socialism.htm   (953 words)

  
 Christian Socialism
Rather than seeing Christian Socialism as primarily a political movement diverted from its true aims, we should, I think, see it as an outgrowth of a school of religious thought and of a certain intellectual and social group in Victorian society” (66-67).
In his treatment of Christian Socialism Beer declares that Kingsley “thought the real battle of the time was not Radical or Whig against Peelite or Tory, but the Church, the gentleman, the workman against the shopkeepers and the Manchester School” (183).
While his Christian Socialism was by no means a system, Kingsley held that a Christian Socialist society would indeed be hierarchical where each one's place is determined by his moral value as well as democratic in the sense that each one's place has been allotted by God.
www2.bc.edu /%7Erappleb/Kingsley-Latest/KChristianSocialism.html   (2829 words)

  
 New Catholic Dictionary: Christian Socialism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christian socialism is based upon private ownership, and stresses, like socialism, the social solidarity and social duties.
Christian religion, in that sense, has a social tendency, and is Christian socialism.
There are three known political parties of Christian Socialism, the Christian Social Party in England, the Austrian Catholic Party founded by Dr. Lueger, and the Christian Social Party of conservative Evangelicals in Germany.
www.catholicforum.com /saints/ncd02002.htm   (154 words)

  
 Christian socialism
Christian Socialism generally refers to the politics of people who are both Christian and socialist and who see these two things as being interconnected, perhaps because one derives from the other.
The term "Christian Socialism" is used in this sense by organizations such as the Christian Socialist Movement (CSM), a specifically Christian grouping affiliated with the British Labour Party.
Clearly, parallels can be drawn between what some have characterized as the egalitarian and anti-establishment message of Jesus Christ, who certainly spoke against the religious authorities of his time, and the egalitarian, anti-establishment, and sometimes anti-clerical message of most contemporary socialisms.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/ch/christian_socialism.html   (199 words)

  
 Free Market News Network
Christian socialists, like all lefty intellectuals, argue that poverty is a product of an unjust ordering of society.
Unlike socialism the market does not need secret police, goon squads or the threat of a Gulag to maintain its existence.
Market cooperation is of the highest order; it is one in which the actions and expectations of millions of people are continuously coordinated without the direction of any agency.
www.freemarketnews.com /Analysis/50/6401/christian.asp?wid=50&nid=6401   (1810 words)

  
 Christian Socialists
The meeting was a response to the decision by the House of Commons to reject the recent Chartist Petition.
Christian Socialists promoted the cooperative ideas of Robert Owen and suggested profit sharing as a way of improving the status of the working classes and as a means of producing a just, Christian society.
Surely that man or woman is no Christian at all, except in name, in so far as he or she remains indifferent to the awful abyss that yarns between rich and poor; to the insufficiency of the share in our immense wealth which falls to the lot of those who produce it.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REsocialism.htm   (1358 words)

  
 Socialism Defined
Socialism is loosely defined as a way of all people having all things in common, It also is used to refer to a government taking things and redistributing them as the government sees fit.
Socialism in the big picture was defined by The Soviet Socialist Republic of Russia when it was an atheistic country denying Christ and burying those who stood for Christ Jesus.
Christianity allows for private ownership and private reward for work and private punishment and private choice for charity or not to give charity, according to each man's good conscience and faith towards God through Jesus Christ.
www.christianparents.com /jason.htm   (1133 words)

  
 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Christian Cyclopedia
The movements have been described as attempts to socialize Christianity and Christianize socialism by making Christianity the religion of which socialism is the practice.
represented an attack on laissez-faire economics and the clerical status quo In the case of Bismarck's (1815–98) Christian socialism (or state socialism) the term was taken over for opposite purposes, namely to denote an attempt on the part of the govt.
Some emphases of Christian socialism were assumed by the Life and Work branch of the Ecumenical* Movement through efforts of N.
www.lcms.org /ca/www/cyclopedia/02/display.asp?t1=c&word=CHRISTIANSOCIALISM   (500 words)

  
 Some Good Reading
Philip N. Backstrom, Christian Socialism and Cooperation in Victorian England; Edward Vansittart Neale and the Co-Operative Movement.
Gilbert Clive Binyon, The Christian Socialist Movement in England; an introduction to the study of its history.
Maurice B. Reckitt, Maurice to Temple; a century of the social movement in the Church of England.
www.anglocatholicsocialism.org /reading.html   (1326 words)

  
 H-Net Review: Nancy M. Wingfield on Culture and Political Crisis in Vienna: Christian Socialism in Power, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Boyer's Christian Social Party is one of apparent contradiction, a bourgeois protest movement that was "both radically emancipatory and decisively conservative," representing both "archaism and modernity, history and progress" (pp.
Christian Social cabinet influence reached its zenith from 1907 to 1911, as the party became the largest faction in parliament with ninety-six deputies.
The Christian Social wartime mayor of Vienna, Richard Weiskirchner, was unable to redress the effects of material deprivation and outright hunger on the civilian population of Vienna.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=29794851653186   (1311 words)

  
 Christian Socialism. - A New Social Gospel.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Google search for Christian Socialism will reveal that its history dates back to the late 19th Century in some European countries, and while never a major force in any country's politics and government, must have given immense satisfaction to those Christians who participated in such a social organization and movement.
Despite socialist extremists of every stripe and persuasion Christians need to become more active in all political parties and social movements throughout the world in order to establish true justice and good government over all areas of their lives.
I'll settle for Christian equality in goverment, public schools and the rest of society along with racial and gender equality as long as secular supremacists don't continue to deny Christians their God-given rights to rule in the name of Jesus Christ, Lord of lords and king of kings.
debatingchristianity.com /forum/viewtopic.php?p=99131   (3708 words)

  
 Socialism by Ludwig von Mises
This masterwork is much more than a refutation of the economics of socialism (although on that front, nothing else compares).
For that reason, Socialism led dozens of famous intellectuals, including a young F.A. Hayek, into a crisis of faith and a realist/libertarian political orientation.
The Concentration of Establishments as the Complement of the Division of Labour (p.
www.mises.org /books/socialism/contents.aspx   (661 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Culture and Political Crisis in Vienna: Christian Socialism in Power, 1897-1918 by John W. Boyer
The movement's efforts to save the Austrian Empire by trying to create an economically integrated but ethnically pluralistic state are particularly enlightening today in the shadow of ethnic violence in Sarajevo, where began the end of the Austrian Empire in 1914.
The most comprehensive account of any mass political movement in late-nineteenth century Central Europe, this two- volume work is crucial reading for anyone interested in Hapsburg history, German history or the history of social democracy.
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www.powells.com /biblio?PID=28081&cgi=product&isbn=0226069605   (261 words)

  
 CHRISTIAN SOCIALISM IS POSSIBLE:
Rather he presents the socialist case for educational, social and economic reforms, including the public ownership of the means of production and distribution, in terms of an argument for equality of opportunity.
Redekop's condemns socialism theologically when he argues: "Christians do not believe that human nature is basically good and virtually perfectible by economic engineering..." This argument, which is based on the doctrine of original sin, needs careful qualification.
The social implications of the doctrine of original sin as expressed in the theologies of Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and Magisterial Reformation are complex.
www.ucalgary.ca /%7Enurelweb/papers/irving/red-web.html   (968 words)

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