(18611918). Bap. cleric; b. Rochester, New York; educ. Rochester; pastor Louisville, Kentucky, and (188697) NYC, where he engaged in religious work among Ger. immigrants; taught in Ger. dept. Rochester Theol. Sem. 18971902; prof. ch. hist. Rochester Theol. Sem. 190218. Exponent of the social* gospel; identified the kingdom of God with soc. evolution. Works include Christianity and the Social Crisis; Prayers of the Social Awakening; Christianizing the Social Order; The Social Principles of Jesus; A Theology for the Social Gospel; Dare We Be Christians? JD
A. M. Singer, Walter Rauschenbusch and His Contribution to Social Christianity (Boston, 1926); D. R. Sharpe, Walter Rauschenbusch (New York, 1942); V. P. Bodein, The Social Gospel of Walter Rauschenbusch and Its Relation to Religious Education (New Haven, Conn., 1944).
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