1. Yale University professor William Graham Sumner was an advocate of social Darwinism. Sumner said, “The aggregation of large fortunes is not at all a thing to be regretted, on the contrary, it is a necessary condition of many forms of social advance…. Millionaires are the product of natural selection.”
The Salvation Army advocated the Social Gospel. Author Charles M. Sheldon asked his readers to consider “What would Jesus do?” in regard to society’s problems.
Explain the difference between social Darwinism and the Social Gospel.
· What did each school of thought advocate in terms of social policies?
· What actions did each believe the government or individuals should take?