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Rauschenbusch, Walter

(1861–1918). Bap. cleric; b. Rochester, New York; educ. Rochester; pastor Louisville, Kentucky, and (1886–97) NYC, where he engaged in religious work among Ger. immigrants; taught in Ger. dept. Rochester Theol. Sem. 1897–1902; prof. ch. hist. Rochester Theol. Sem. 1902–18. 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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