Walter Rauschenbusch was an influential figure in the Social Gospel movement, arguing that the chief aim of the church should be to transform society. This collection includes his most important works, Christianity and the Social Crisis, Christianizing the Social Order, and A Theology for the Social Gospel, in which Rauschenbusch critiques current social conditions, sets out the church’s role, and gives a theological foundation for the Social Gospel.
The collection also includes For God and the People, a collection of prayers on social themes, and The Social Principles of Jesus, a study of key biblical passages with discussion questions, as well as other writings reflecting Rauschenbusch’s passion for social change.
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Walter Rauschenbusch (1861–1918) was a Baptist pastor and important figure in the Social Gospel movement. He co-founded The Brotherhood of the Kingdom, a group of thinkers advocating social change. His writings influenced Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, and multiple social justice ministries.