Religion: The Social Gospeler

Half a century ago, a 46-year-old Baptist minister from Rochester, N.Y. stepped off a ship in New York City after a year's study abroad and found that he was famous. The book he had sent to the publishers before he left was taking turn-of-the-century America by the head and heart; Christianity and the Social Crisis lit the Protestant beacon that came to be known as the Social Gospel. Last week a round table at the University of Chicago's Federated Theological Faculty honored Author Walter Rauschenbusch with a discussion of his impact and influence on...

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