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Social Gospel

The Social Gospel was a major force in Canada from about the 1890s to the 1930s. The Social Gospel was not an actual book, it was a set of popular ideas. It combined an idealistic (perfect) view of human nature, with the belief that God was at work in social change, creating moral order, and social justice. It was believed that if the principles that he taught were applied to society, all the problems of society would be cured. As a result, the Social Gospel was at the bottom of many reform movements, including the movements for:

Temperance and prohibition

Female suffrage

Social purity (against prostitution)

Defense of marriage and family

Health, housing, and educational reforms

Church reform

Many women including each of the Famous 5 were greatly influenced by the Social Gospel.

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