Eine Konferenz zur sozialen Frage in Basel 1869

Martin Pernet

Abstract


Basle 1869. The growing industrial proletariat starts to mobilise against bad social conditions. Politically and religiously conservative factory owners hold a conference with town missionaries and clergy to seek ways of alleviating the social malaise. They urge a Christianisation of the industry based on a theological conception that emphasises the experience of individual grace. However, they fail to see the social roots of the human misery. As a result, despite all good intentions, no suitable solution can be found for the various problems.

Keywords


Basel; social question; Adolf Christ; Karl Sarasin; minutes of meeting 1869; patriarchalism

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