For many people, the reluctance to embrace Christianity is as practical as it is intellectual. They want to know what the benefits of Christianity are, or what's in it for them.
I belong to the middle class that grew up very influenced by the Catholic church. The people of the novel are from a more pagan and practical world in which the Christianity is just a veneer.
Politeness is practical Christianity.
I consider Western Christianity in its practical working a negation of Christ's Christianity.
The practical effect of Christianity is happiness, therefore let it be spread abroad everywhere!
What is more harmful than any vice? Practical sympathy and pity for all the failures and all the weak : Christianity.
There's not much practical Christianity in the man who lives on better terms with angels and seraphs than with his children, servants and neighbours.
Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
Practical dreamers have always been and always will be the pattern-makers of civilization.