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The Resource The reception of Rauschenbusch : the responses of his earliest readers, William L. Pitts, Jr

The reception of Rauschenbusch : the responses of his earliest readers, William L. Pitts, Jr

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The reception of Rauschenbusch : the responses of his earliest readers
Title
The reception of Rauschenbusch
Title remainder
the responses of his earliest readers
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William L. Pitts, Jr
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eng
Summary
"The focus of this study of Walter Rauschenbusch is the reception of his ideas by his earliest readers. Rauschenbusch published Christianity and the Social Crisis in 1907, and returning from his sabbatical in Germany, found himself famous. What were the dynamics that catapulted his rise to fame? The study provides descriptions of his major works and the circumstances surrounding their writing, followed by accounts of reception based on scores of unpublished letters as well as published reviews. Rauschenbusch's reputation rests chiefly on his writings on social ethics. However, he also contributed significantly to understanding spirituality, theology, and a Christian view of history. Depending on the reader, books treating each of these topics have all been declared his best. Moreover, Rauschenbusch's thoughts on Protestantism, Baptist identity, and teaching church history all found favorable responses. In addition, during his years as a minister he personally displayed a model as a scholar pastor, and as a professor he won undying appreciation from his students. A concluding chapter surveys Rauschenbusch's influence in each decade in the century since his death in 1918. His books have been published in almost every decade, and PhD students still choose him as a subject for analysis. Rauschenbusch's work was original, opening to readers a new way to understand Christianity. His first readers grasped that notion, and readers today still resonate with the power of his ideas and the force of his writing."--
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contains biographical information
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1937-
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Pitts, William Lee
Dewey number
286/.1/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BX6495.R3
LC item number
P58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The James N. Griffith series in Baptist studies
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  • Rauschenbusch, Walter
  • Rauschenbusch, Walter
  • Baptists
  • Theologians
  • Church and social problems
  • Social gospel
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The reception of Rauschenbusch : the responses of his earliest readers, William L. Pitts, Jr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([347]-363) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Formation of a progressive young minister -- Rauschenbusch's American society and church -- Christianity revolutionary: individual and social redemption -- The popular reception of Rauschenbusch's Christianity and the social crisis, 1907-1909 -- Rauschenbusch the pastor-scholar -- Rauschenbusch's Baptist identity -- Rauschenbusch as professor of church history -- Rauschenbusch: public Protestant -- Rauschenbusch's Christian spirituality -- Christianizing America: Christianity in action -- Christianity is belief : A theology for the social gospel -- A century of receptions : Rauschenbusch's continuing legacy
Control code
on1043591035
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9780881466812
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1043591035
Label
The reception of Rauschenbusch : the responses of his earliest readers, William L. Pitts, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([347]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Formation of a progressive young minister -- Rauschenbusch's American society and church -- Christianity revolutionary: individual and social redemption -- The popular reception of Rauschenbusch's Christianity and the social crisis, 1907-1909 -- Rauschenbusch the pastor-scholar -- Rauschenbusch's Baptist identity -- Rauschenbusch as professor of church history -- Rauschenbusch: public Protestant -- Rauschenbusch's Christian spirituality -- Christianizing America: Christianity in action -- Christianity is belief : A theology for the social gospel -- A century of receptions : Rauschenbusch's continuing legacy
Control code
on1043591035
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9780881466812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1043591035

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