Theology For The Social Gospel / Edition 1

Theology For The Social Gospel / Edition 1

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by Walter Rauschenbusch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664257305

ISBN-13: 9780664257309

Pub. Date: 06/01/1997

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

A Theology for the Social Gospel is undoubtedly Walter Rauschenbusch's most enduring work. It is here that Rauschenbusch, the father of the social gospel in the United States, articulates the theological roots of social activism that surged forth from mainline Protestant churches in the early part of the twentieth century. Skillfully examining the great

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A Theology for the Social Gospel is undoubtedly Walter Rauschenbusch's most enduring work. It is here that Rauschenbusch, the father of the social gospel in the United States, articulates the theological roots of social activism that surged forth from mainline Protestant churches in the early part of the twentieth century. Skillfully examining the great theological issues of the Christian faith--sin, evil, salvation, and the kingdom of God--Rauschenbauch offers a powerful justification for the church to fully engage society.

The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664257309
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
Library of Theological Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
833,407
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

General Editors' Introduction
Introduction
Foreword
IThe Challenge of the Social Gospel to Theology1
IIThe Difficulties of Theological Readjustment10
IIINeither Alien nor Novel23
IVThe Consciousness of Sin31
VThe Fall of Man38
VIThe Nature of Sin45
VIIThe Transmission of Sin57
VIIIThe Super-Personal Forces of Evil69
IXThe Kingdom of Evil77
XThe Social Gospel and Personal Salvation95
XIThe Salvation of the Super-Personal Forces110
XIIThe Church as the Social Factor of Salvation118
XIIIThe Kingdom of God131
XIVThe Initiator of the Kingdom of God146
XVThe Social Gospel and the Conception of God167
XVIThe Holy Spirit, Revelation, Inspiration, and Prophecy188
XVIIBaptism and the Lord's Supper197
XVIIIEschatology208
XIXThe Social Gospel and the Atonement240

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Theology For The Social Gospel 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Solid teaching on what the Kingdom teaching of Jesus should mean for us in the real world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this book, written in 1917, to be stuningly precient for the challenges the Church and our culture is facing today.
DCCramer More than 1 year ago
An excellent summation of Rauschenbusch's theology and ethics, written just as the US entered WWI. This book should be required reading for students of 20th century Christian social ethics. Rauschenbusch combines faith in the ultimate triumph of the Kingdom of God with realism about the nature of sin in society. Some will not like the way he lets his ethics wag the dog of his theology at times. 
Edward Yeates More than 1 year ago
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