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The Economic Review (Volume 11) (Paperback): Christian Social Union Oxford Branch
The Economic Review (Volume 11) (Paperback): Christian Social Union Oxford Branch

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Christian Social Union Oxford Branch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1901 Excerpt: ... PROGRESS. 1W words are used more often at the present day, or with greater pride, than "progress." We are assured that this is " an age of progress." Parties commend their claims to us on the ground that they are " progressive." It is assumed that we are agreed on the meaning of the terms. And yet a very little reflection will show that this is not the case. There are serious differences of opinion as to the sphere, the scope, the standard of progress. Change, even if it is popular, is not necessarily progress, nor movement, however rapid. Before we can determine whether a change or a movement is really progress, we must determine what is the end which we desire to reach. Progress, in other words, is advance towards a recognized ideal. There is an ideal for a man, for a nation, for humanity itself; and the progress of each is measured by the advance which is made towards it. If, then, we wish to estimate human progress, we must fix the human ideal. What, therefore, we ask, is the human ideal? The answer lies at the very foundation of our Christian faith; the ideal of man is "the likeness of God." But instead of adopting at once this august phrase, I think that we shall hold the truth which it expresses in its highest form most surely if we follow the guidance of our common experience. Life, then, I may assume, is, in its fullest sense, the most precious thing which we have. It reaches, as we believe, from the seen to the unseen.-If we lay down our earthly life it is that we may take it again under nobler conditions. It follows that progress is advance towards the ideal of life. But when we speak of life we at once realize that we all have two lives--two lives on earth--the personal life and the social life. A man can no more exist without a State than a Sta...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Christian Social Union Oxford Branch
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 188
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-26781-5
Barcode: 9781154267815
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-26781-4

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