Walter Rauschenbusch

Walter Rauschenbusch (rou´shənbŏŏsh), 1861–1918, American clergyman, b. Rochester, N.Y. In 1886 he was ordained and began work among German immigrants as pastor of the Second German Baptist Church in New York City. He studied (1891–92) economics and theology at the Univ. of Berlin and industrial relations in England, where he became acquainted with the Fabian Society. In 1902 he was appointed professor of church history at Rochester Theological Seminary. He was a leading figure in the Social Gospel movement, which sought to rectify economic and social injustice. His writings include Christianity and the Social Crisis (1907), Christianizing the Social Order (1912), The Social Principles of Jesus (1916), and A Theology for the Social Gospel (1917).

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Walter Rauschenbusch: Selected full-text books and articles

The Origins of Walter Rauschenbusch's Social Ethics By Donovan E. Smucker McGill-Queens University Press, 1994
FREE! Christianizing the Social Order By Walter Rauschenbusch Macmillan, 1912
FREE! A Theology for the Social Gospel By Walter Rauschenbusch Abingdon Press, 1917
FREE! Christianity and the Social Crisis By Walter Rauschenbusch Macmillan, 1910
The Character of God: Recovering the Lost Literary Power of American Protestantism By Thomas E. Jenkins Oxford University Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Nine "The Social Gospel and Its Critics: Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, J. Gresham Machen"
Personalities in Social Reform By G. Bromley Oxnam Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1950
Librarian’s tip: Chap. II "The Minister as Social Reformer: Walter Rauschenbusch"
The Paradox of Progressive Thought By David W. Noble University of Minnesota., 1958
Librarian’s tip: Chap. X "Walter Rauschenbusch: Prophet"
The Great Campaigns: Reform and War in America, 1900-1928 By Otis L. Graham Prentice-Hall, 1971
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Walter Rauschenbusch: The Social Gospel"
The Rise of the Social Gospel in American Protestantism, 1865-1915 By Charles Howard Hopkins Yale University Press, 1940
Librarian’s tip: Chap. XIII "Walter Rauschenbusch Formulates the Social Gospel"
Christian Ethics and Political Economy in North America: A Critical Analysis By P. Travis Kroeker McGill-Queens University Press, 1995
Librarian’s tip: "The Theology of the Social Gospel: Walter Rauschenbusch" begins on p. 22
Deity and Domination: Images of God and the State in the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Centuries By David Nicholls Routledge, 1994
Librarian’s tip: "Walter Rauschenbusch and the Social Gospel" begins on p. 150
Philosophers and Religious Leaders By Christian D. Von Dehsen Oryx Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Rauschenbusch, Walter: Leader of the Social Gospel Movement 1861-1918" begins on p. 161
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