The Free City: A Book of Neighborhood

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Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M03 1 - 324 páginas
As the United States endured a lingering economic hangover from the excesses of the Gilded Age and the last wars fought by monarchs was raging in Europe, Bouck White-a Congregationalist minister and champion of the poor and working class in New York CIty-was busy making himself the bane of the elite of Manhattan with his revolutionary, to some, philosophy about God and wealth: namely, that God frowned up it. Here, in this 1919 book, White, a consummate New Yorker as much as he was a dedicated troublemaker, examines the concept of "city" itself throughout history and how the masses have always related to it as an entity. In impassioned, radicalizing language, he examines: . Athenian self-ownership . the patriotism of Jesus . industrial democracies . the city state as a work state . the mysticism of municipality . and more. American minister and author BOUCK WHITE (1874-1951) also wrote Quo Vaditis (1903), The Book of Daniel Drew (1910), The Call of the Carpenter (1911), The Mixing (1913), The Carpenter and the Rich Man (1914), and Letters from Prison (1915).

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Página 99 - For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ? Lest haply after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish...
Página 74 - Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
Página 272 - But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Página 86 - BY THE rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
Página 103 - Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Página 158 - Two are better than one ; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Página 203 - That the property of the United States, has been protected from the confiscations of Britain by the joint exertions of all, and therefore ought to be the common property of all. And he that attempts opposition to this creed is an enemy to equity and justice, and ought to be swept from off the face of the earth.
Página 82 - Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.
Página 86 - If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth...

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