social gospel

noun
Updated on: 22 Mar 2018

Definition of social gospel

1 : the application of Christian principles to social problems
2 capitalized S&G : a movement in American Protestant Christianity especially in the first part of the 20th century to bring the social order into conformity with Christian principles

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1874


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