Seeking God's Kingdom

The Nonconformist Social Gospel in Wales 1906-39 - Second Edition

Robert Pope

Seeking God's Kingdom

Robert Pope

Distributed for University of Wales Press

224 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781783167821 Published March 2016 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
The years between 1906 and 1939 in Europe were characterized by a concern, expressed in political, economic, and religious terms, about the social conditions that had resulted from more than a century of industrialization. This concern found a unique expression in the context of Welsh Nonconformity, a Protestant revivalist movement that rejected the authority of the established Church of England. Seeking God’s Kingdom examines the work of Welsh Nonconformity’s four main protagonists of social thinking: David Miall Edwards, Thomas Rees, Herbert Morgan, and John Morgan Jones. It explores the ways in which they were influenced by European intellectual and philosophical ideas, showing how religion was reinterpreted by them to promote social improvement and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their approach.
 
This is a comprehensive and compelling study of liberal theology’s attempt to come to terms with the demands and challenges of an industrialized society. This edition includes a new preface and updated bibliography and endnotes.
Contents
Editor’s Foreword
Preface
Preface to the Second Edition

1. Discovering Jerusalem 
2. Wales and the Social Gospel
3. A Crisis for Faith
4. The Question of Context

Notes
Sources and Bibliography
Index
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