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


by Walter Rauschenbusch. NY: HarperCollins, 2007. 400pp.

First published in 1907, 'Christianity and the Social Crisis' outsold every other religious volume for three years and then became a mainstay for Christians and other religious people seriously interested in social justice, inspiring leaders such as Reinhold and Richard Niebuhr, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Bishop Desmond Tutu. 'Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century' brings this classic to a new generation with the addition of new essays by leading religious thinkers who have continued the legacy of Walter Rauschenbusch and the Social Gospel

Movement: * Phyllis Trible responding to "The Historical Roots of Christianity" * Tony Campolo responding to "The Social Aims of Jesus" * Joan Chittister responding to "The Social Impetus of Primitive Christianity" * Stanley Hauerwas responding to "Why Has Christianity Never Undertaken the Work of Social

Reconstruction?" * Cornel West responding to "The Present Crisis" * James A. Forbes Jr. responding to "The Stake of the Church in the Social Movement" * Jim Wallis responding to "What to Do"

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