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Religious Socialism
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1. Beginnings

Like socialism in general, religious socialism is a political and social movement that sought to replace the existing order by a new and more just social order. Triggered by the drastic social effects of the industrial revolution (Industrial Society) but largely irrelevant after World War II, it involved the idea that the Christian faith has crucial relevance for the carrying out…

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Strohm, Theodor, “Religious Socialism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.48>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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