Walter Rauschenbusch was an American theologian and Baptist pastor who taught at the Rochester Theological Seminary. Rauschenbusch was a key figure in the Social Gospel and 'Single Tax' movements that flourished in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was also the maternal grandfather of the influential philosopher Richard Rorty and the great-grandfather of Paul Raushenbush.
|As long as a man sees in our present society only a few inevitable abuses and recognizes no sin and evil deep-seated in the very constitution of the present order, he is still in a state of moral blindness… Christians should see through the fictions of capitalism.||Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Capitalism|
|Christianity is in its nature revolutionary… the Kingdom of God is not a matter of getting individuals to heaven, but of transforming the life on earth into the harmony of heaven||Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance|
|Six "social sins" which Jesus bore on the Cross: Religious bigotry, the combination of graft and political power, the corruption of justice, the mob spirit and mob action, militarism, and class contempt.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest|
|Christianity is in its nature revolutionary.||Nature|
|Every generation tries to put its doctrine on a high shelf where the children can not reach it.|
|Whoever sets any bounds for the reconstructive power of the religious life over the social relations and institutions of men, to that extent denies the faith of the Master.||Life ;Power ;Religion & God|