THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN AGE
Over the first two decades of the twentieth century The Order of the Golden Age acquired a notable status within the humane reform movement.
The term “fruitarianism” arose in the early 1890s and became the preferential description for the lifestyle of The Order of the Golden Age.
In 1892 Dr Josiah Oldfield founded the Fruitarian Society.
The current profusion of Christian-vegetarian theology contains an echo of religious Food Reform advocacy which was prevalent over a century ago. In particular, the Order of the Golden Age could be regarded as a precursor to several vegetarian groups which have emerged from the modern animal rights movement.
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THE HERALD OF THE GOLDEN AGE
The official journal of the Order of the Golden Age was first published in January 1896. It contained a listing of vegetarian tracts which were already in circulation.
For the proclamation of a Gospel of Peace and Goodwill on Earth and of Health Happiness and Contentment for all.