Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century: The Classic That Woke Up the Church

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 400 pages

The 100th Anniversary Edition of the Classic That Changed the American Church Forever

Published at the beginning of the twentieth century, Christianity and the Social Crisis is the epoch-making book that dramatically expanded the church’s vision of how it could transform the world. The 100th anniversary edition updates this classic with new essays by leading preachers and theologians.

 

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In this reintroduction of Baptist minister Rauschenbusch's classic 1907 social gospel treatise,Christianity and the Social Crisis , several contributors offer chapter-by-chapter commentary, among them ... Read full review

Contents

rality The champions of the poor The effect of the social interest
33
two The Social Aims of Jesus
39
three The Social Impetus of Primitive Christianity
81
by Joan Chittister
117
four Why Has Christianity Never Undertaken
123
Impossibility of any social propaganda in the first centuries Post
133
perpetuation The otherworldliness of Christianity The ascetic
165
Repent The Kingdom Is Here
173
wages The morale of the workers The physical decline of
231
Sounding the Trumpet Today Changing Lives
275
seven What to Do
281
Buds That Never Opened
347
Contributors
357
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Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918) was the leading proponent of the Social Gospel Movement whose mission was to reform society to meet the social needs of the poor through the ministrations of the institutional church. PBS recently called him "one of the most influential American religious leaders of the last 100 years."

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