Excerpt from Christian Democracy in Pre-Reformation Times
In the sixty years which followed the overthrow of the old system, it was necessary for Parliament to pass no fewer than twelve Acts dealing with the relief of distress, the necessity for which, Thorold Rogers says, ca... n be traced distinctly back to the crimes of rulers and agents. I need not characterize the spirit which is manifested in these Acts, where poverty and crime are treated as indistinguishable; it was not the spirit of Old Catholic days, but it was the spirit of, Protestant individualism carried into the sphere of social economy.
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