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A Man and His Money | by Harvey Reeves Calkins



Property, what is it? and wealth, what does it include? Who shall control it? Who shall administer it? On what terms shall it be possessed and enjoyed? These questions pulse with human interest, and the average man is wholly absorbed by them. And so he ought to be...

TitleA Man and His Money
AuthorHarvey Reeves Calkins (Stewardship Secretary in The Methodist Episcopal Church)
PublisherThe Methodist Book Concern
Year1915
Copyright1914

-Introduction
OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR THE MIND OF METHODISM A BRIEF 16mo. Net, 25 cents THE VICTORY OF MARY CHRISTOPHER 16mo. 15 cents; in lots of 100, $12.50 A Man and ...
-A Word Before Reading
Property, what is it? and wealth, what does it include? Who shall control it? Who shall administer it? On what terms shall it be possessed and enjoyed? These ...
-The Man We Mean
There are two sorts of men who can have no possible interest in our theme, nor in its treatment the atheist and the criminal; but neither of these is an ...
-Part I: The Pagan Law Of Ownership
Mammon led them on, Mammon, the least erected spirit that fell From heaven. Milton.
-Chapter I: The Affair At The Creek
The boys had gone to the pasture to drive up the cows for the milking, but they were loitering now near the margin of Stony Creek, looking for tinted feldspar.
-Chapter II: A Question Of Attitude
If The Affair at the Creek has not been wholly jejune, the reader has already discovered that our purpose is to write of the divine ownership, and of its ...
-Chapter III: A Glimpse Of Pagan Ownership
Since the Jewish people were scattered no other nation has ever attempted to incorporate in its constitution and laws the theistic doctrine of ownership.
-Chapter Iv: The Meaning Of Ownership
When ancient Greece succumbed to the conquering Roman arms it was the beginning of that wider conquest of the Greek mind which continues until this day. In the ...
-Chapter V: Ownership And The Roman Stoics
Thus far we have considered the law of ownership as derived from the Roman civil code. As such it has a keen human interest and high educational value, for the ...
-Chapter VI: Pagan Ownership And Christian Civilization
Before leaving the doctrine of ownership, to which we have given quite sufficient space, we may briefly note two dark streams of error which have flowed out ...
-Part II: The Christian Law Of Stewardship A Survey Of Certain Facts
Ye friends of truth, ye statesmen who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge, how wide the limits stand Between a splendid ...
-Chapter I: The Meaning Of Possession
Life is a trust. To have is to owe, not own. Christianity repudiates the pagan doctrine of ownership, and recognizes possession, honorably acquired, as a token ...
-Chapter II: Stewardship In The First Century
In entering upon the particular study which is now before us it will be of interest, and, we dare say, of profit, to review in brief summary the attitude ...
-Chapter III: Stewardship In The Eighteenth Century
We pass quickly from the first to the eighteenth century. Already we have noted how the Christian doctrine of stewardship was submerged by pervasive heathenism, ...
-Chapter IV: The Anomaly Of Stewardship In America
(Sepher Toldoth) Among the treasured scriptures of the Jews, none was so prized as the Sepher Toldoth, or the Book of Generations. Here any reputable son of ...
-Chapter V: The Beginnings Of Increase
We have briefly noted the development of stewardship in the eighteenth century, both in England and on the continent of Europe. In America there was rich ...
-Chapter VI: The Renaissance Of Stewardship
When, at the close of the significant decade from 1840 to 1850, an awakening Christian Spirit looked out upon an open world the call to service was immediately ...
-Chapter VII: Stewardship After The Civil War
For fully twenty years the American churches felt the impetus of the stewardship movement of 1850-1855. It was well that the underlying principles of ...
-Chapter VIII: Stewardship And Socialism
When the Civil War and the troubled years that followed it crowded the stewardship revival of the last century out of the thought of the people, the least harm ...
-Chapter IX: Stewardship And Conservation
An amazing product of our day is the widespread preaching of the gospel. The old familiar message is heard in most unfamiliar places, spoken, sometimes, by ...
-Chapter X: Stewardship And The Churches
To say that the churches always respond, and respond equally, to the religious and social needs of the race, is to say what is not true. But to believe that ...
-Part III: The Meaning Of Value
If I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is. Tennyson.
-Chapter I: Property And Value
Our study is to be of property and income, wages and wealth. As property and wealth seem fundamental, and, in the thought of the average man, are the basis of ...
-Chapter II: Money And Value
It was during the Christmas holidays that I was writing these chapters. My brain was logy with the weight of many volumes of scientific economics, and I was ...
-Chapter III: Business And Value
Our thought has now reached a point where it can be stated very briefly. We have noted that property does not consist of material and inert things, but is a ...
-Part IV: The Ownership Of Value
Let us speak plain, there is more force in names Than most men dream of; and a lie may keep Its throne a whole age longer if it skulk Behind the shield of a ...
-Chapter I: Ownership Means Control
We have been thinking of value what it is, and how it is measured. Our question now is this: Who owns it? On putting the question to one's own mind, the first ...
-Chapter II: Ownership Recognized
In a note, which stands at the beginning of this volume, we ventured the following remark: There are two sorts of men who can have no possible interest in our ...
-Chapter III: Ownership Acknowledged
Acknowledgment is not the same as recognition. To recognize the ownership of value is a matter of intelligence, but to acknowledge it is an act of honor.
-Chapter IV: As It Was In The Beginning
I stood one day beside a Hindu shrine. It was a holy day, and the people were sacrificing young kids. The officiating Brahman, stripped to his loins, held a ...
-Chapter V: The Law Of The Tithe
When the average man speaks of the law of God, what does he mean? Perhaps it would be fairer to ask, What ought he to mean ? for there is no little confusion ...
-Chapter VI: The Value-Tithe Recognized
Discrimination is the handmaid of religion. Next to positive disloyalty, failure to discriminate has wrought folly. A bogieman is as bad as the devil if people ...
-Chapter VII: The Value-Tithe And Teaching
Granite rock is an enduring foundation for temples and for palaces, but it makes an indifferent grindstone. When the foundation law of the tithe is pressed ...
-Chapter VIII: The Value-Tithe Rendered
The call of heathenism is that men shall find God near. The tragedy of Christianity is that men have made God distant. Contrary to the teaching of Jesus Christ, ...
-Part V: The Stewardship Of Value
I have called you friends. Jesus. Not one said that aught of the things which he possessed was his own. The Acts.
-Chapter I: The Meaning Of Stewardship
Fateh Singh, of Cawnpore, was formerly a Sikh. He is now a Christian. His unfeigned simplicity of life is a strong influence for good in the midst of that ...
-Chapter II: Stewardship And Possession
Stewardship covers a very wide field of obligation. But we are not to consider the whole of it. That would be to write a treatise on The Christian Life. Our ...
-Chapter III: Stewardship And Obligation
The dispatches of the Associated Press for February 12, 1914, contained this pleasant item concerning a minister in a certain Western State: The late Charles G.
-Chapter IV: The Obligation Of Honor
We return now to the tithe of value. The rendering of the tenth is the first obligation of stewardship, for it is the obligation of honor. But the tenth, set ...
-Chapter V: "The Storehouse"
In a certain coast city a group of Christian people were gathered for a stewardship conference. The question was under discussion, How shall we administer the ...
-Chapter VI: The Obligation Of Life
A picture rises often in my memory. It is the picture of a Christian home in the district of Jaloun, south of the Jamna River. It is early morning, and the ...
-Chapter VII: The Obligation Of Loyalty
The late J. Pierpont Morgan did not espouse the political faith of Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic party. It seemed to him that the financial program, to ...
-Chapter VIII: The Program Of Stewardship
'But you were always a good man of business, Jacob, faltered Scrooge. 'Business!' cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. 'Mankind was my business. The ...
-Chapter IX: The Purpose Of Stewardship
We have moved through many paragraphs and many pages. We have been telling of economic value, the ownership of it and the stewardship of it. We have sought to ...









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