The Church and the Land

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Written by one of the great late 19th-century/early-20th-century spiritual and social writers of England, this is a collection of essays addressing the problems of the Industrial Revolution with Christian philosophy and social thought. Among the topics included are industrialism and the rise of unemployment; the evil of the wage system; the importance of land ownership and the restoration of craft production; the necessary connection between real work and spiritual salvation. It is intended for anyone studying social and economic thought as well as Catholic and Christian studies.


Fr. Vincent McNabb (1868–1943), Dominican theologian and social critic of 19th- and 20th-century England, is the author of numerous classics of spirituality and history, including Nazareth or Social Chaos, The Catholic Church and Philosophy, Church and Reunion, Craft of Prayer, Faith and Prayer, Geoffrey Chaucer, and many other works.