Walter Rauschenbusch was the primary architect of the Social Gospel, a movement that responded to the changing social and industrial conditions in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In this book, he presents his path-breaking and prophetic interpretation of Jesus and the kingdom and his understanding of troubling conditions that call the church to faithful witness and to work toward meaningful political and economic reforms.
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.