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In which year did Chesterton write the 'I am' (what's wrong with the world) letter?

This story is no doubt related to the 1910 publication of Chesterton's book What's Wrong With the World, the dedication to which contains a number of jokes at Chesterton's expense: Many a mild lady ...
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What compelled John Wesley to take up the cause of Abolitionism?

You ask what compelled Wesley to take on slavery and become one of the early adopters of abolition. I found a somewhat lengthy and wordy paper on this subject and have extracted a few paragraphs that ...
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In which year did Chesterton write the 'I am' (what's wrong with the world) letter?

I spent the last hour scouring the last pages, of the last eight years of Gilbert! Magazine where Chesterton "answers his mail" because they always put real responses to made up questions in ...
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Does the Bible ever mention class systems?

There are no requirements in the New Testament for the establishment of or abolishment of socio-economic classes, so to the most basic aspect of your question, they can exist or not. There are a ...
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Are modern Amish much more dissimilar from society than the original generations of Amish?

Perhaps at the outset it should be noted that the Amish descended from one of the two main leaders within the Swiss Brethren Anabaptists (soon after called Mennonites) in the 1690s, named Jakob Ammann,...
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Saints: Are they always comfortable in society? (Catholic Church perspective)

Saint Bernadette Soubirous was a very shy person as we can see here: The next request of the Lady to Bernadette was to have a chapel built on the site of her visits. For Bernadette, a shy, 14-year-...
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What is the Biblical basis for the husband being the main/(sole) provider?

The role of leadership is spiritual and the role of provider is material. Before we go any further we should put 1 Tim 5:8 into context to establish the principle involved. Here is a partial quote [...
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Have there been cases in church history of revival occurring in times of prosperity and general peace?

In reflecting a bit more on my question, I think a good case can be made that when the Holy Spirit came down on the young people, on Mother's Day of 1980, at Calvary Chapel in Yorba Linda a revival ...
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Is a lawfully-constituted civil society divinely-instituted?

God instituted the Church (spiritual power), and the spiritual power institutes the civil power. Hugh of St. Victor (✝1141) wrote (De sacramentis, PL 176:418, quoted in Integralism ch. 5 "...
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Is a lawfully-constituted civil society divinely-instituted?

Not sure how anyone completely nullifies or sidesteps Romans 13. Yes, there will be limits. No, it's not compatible with opposing the existence of governing authorities. We'll see what the Catholic ...
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Have there been cases in church history of revival occurring in times of prosperity and general peace?

A good example is the Second Great Awakening. This happened during a relatively peaceful period of history, and had a great revival of spirituality and belief.
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Was the first Christian community a model for Religious Orders?

The context of Pope Francis's "This is not communism, but pure Christianity" in his 11 April 2021 Homily was a description of the disciples's response, a natural response enabled by Jesus ...
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How well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society?

How well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society? The Missions étrangères de Paris as they say in French was established in March 1663 thanks to Bernard de Sainte-Thérèse, Bishop of Babylon and ...
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How well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society?

A Wikipedia article confirms that the park of the Paris Foreign Missions Society is the largest private garden in Paris. With regard to the acquisition of the property, the article in the link below ...
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Why are Catholics singled out from "Christians"?

Just to add a point neglected in the other answers. Though Catholics clearly acknowledge that they are Christian (i.e., believing that Jesus is God), some Catholics might exclude themselves from ...
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