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I've been reading about the Social Gospel movement and it seemed that the movement failed overall because it never reached it's target audience, the working class. Instead, it had a flare of movement in the middle class and then died out. Why is this?

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    It is a good idea to add a link from Wikipedia or elsewhere to define terms not in common use, like the "Social Gospel Movement." If you don't know how to do this, click edit to see what I did. – Tom Au Nov 30 '16 at 23:20
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    It's still very much around in certain circles. Cynically, the reason it may failed to reach the working class is that the prosperity gospel succeeded instead. – curiousdannii Nov 30 '16 at 23:33
  • This may not be related, but the Salvation Army (origins U.K., spread to U.S.A., Australia and is now global) has flourished in its aims to reach out to the poor and the rejects of society: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Salvation_Army#History – Lesley 2 days ago

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