Rauschenbush: A Quick Overview

Mark Johnson | October 1, 2019

As we look forward to hearing about the American theologian and Baptist pastor Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918), I'm linking a few video resources that will help provide a context and greater awareness for our study together.  Professor Rauschenbusch was a leading thinker that emphasized the Christian calling for social morality and transformation to be just as important as the calling for personal salvation.  His teachings influenced great Christian reformers like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Desmond Tutu.  His contributions to American theology can be seen in the works of Reinhold Niebuhr and James McClendon.  Watching these videos will enhance your understanding and appreciation for the social gospel movement that was so integral to Rauschenbush and still impacts Christian missions today.  The length of each video appears in the brackets.

10 Historic Social Gospel Leaders (W. Rauschenbusch starts at 6:41) [12:36]

Meet Rev. Walter Rauschenbusch (a dramatic monologue) [16:34]

"How My Family Remembers Walter" (a presentation from Great-grandson Paul Rauschenbusch at the American Baptist Historical Society) [32:42]




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