Walter Rauschenbusch Quotes

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.

 
Context
He was a key figure in the Social Gospel movement which flourished in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th century. Many saw this movement as more dangerous than Communism and some even saw it as Communism. In America there have always been left and right wings of religion and one or the other tends to make the most noise at a particular era.
Walter Rauschenbusch
Walter Rauschenbusch
  • Born: October 4, 1861
  • Died: July 25, 1918
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Writer

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.