The Samuel Zane Batten Collection contains seven volumes by this Baptist minister and proponent of social change. Batten argued that Christianity should move beyond a focus on individual salvation to redeeming humanity as whole. In The New Citizenship, The Social Task of Christianity, and The Christian State, Batten analyzes social issues and presents plans for building a society that reflects God’s will.
This collection also highlights the effects of World War I, with a volume of essays edited by Batten dealing with the Christian view of war and other books by Batten analyzing the changes in the world.
In the Logos Bible Software edition, the Samuel Zane Batten Collection is easily searchable. All Scripture passages are tagged and appear on mouseover. With Logos’ advanced search features, you can perform split-second searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “democracy” or “Matthew 11:5 ”
Samuel Zane Batten (1859–1925) was a Baptist minister who preached against social evils and advocated Christian democracy. He founded the Commission on Social Service of the American Baptist Association and was a member of the Brotherhood of the Kingdom, a group founded by fellow Social Gospel advocate Walter Rauschenbusch.