Definition of social gospel in English:

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social gospel

noun

Christian faith practiced as a call not just to personal conversion but to social reform.
Example sentences
  • They believed, as I believed for 30 years, that the social gospel of our Christian faith was best reflected politically in the policies of that party.
  • The anti-slavery movement and Christian socialism, Roman Catholic social teaching and the Protestant social gospel have all combined to focus attention on the need to treat workers appropriately.
  • Can the social gospel of the Catholic faith be boiled down to this one issue?

Derivatives

social gospeler

noun
Example sentences
  • The crux of his argument is that the social ethics espoused by social gospellers, Christian realists and Catholic bishops are all rooted in liberalism and its belief in progress.
  • Most Canadian social gospellers took World War One as one more part of the great crusade for reforming the world.
  • He was an active social gospeller and advocate of temperance, and he became senior Protestant chaplain to the Canadian forces during WWI.

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Syllabification: so·cial gos·pel

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