Walter Rauschenbusch

Walter
Rauschenbusch
1861
1918

American Baptist Preacher, Theological Professor and Key Figure in the Social Gospel Movement

Author Quotes

In all nations the atmosphere of the aristocratic groups drugs the sense of obligation, and possesses the mind with the notion that the life and labor of men are made to play tennis with. The existence of great permanent groups, feeding but not producing, dominating and directing the life of whole nations according to their own needs, may well seem a supreme proof of the power of evil in humanity.

Our generation is profoundly troubled by the problems of organized society.

Life is the sacred spark of God in us, and the best of our race have reverenced it most.

A living experience of God is the crowning knowledge attainable to a human mind.

We are actors in a great historical drama. It rests upon us to decide if a new era is to dawn in the transformation of the world into the kingdom of God, or if Western civilization is to descend to the graveyard of dead civilizations and God will have to try once more.

The Church must either condemn the world and seek to change it, or tolerate it and conform to it. In the latter case it surrenders its holiness and its mission.

The influences that really make and mar human happiness are beyond the reach of the law.

Author Picture
First Name
Walter
Last Name
Rauschenbusch
Birth Date
1861
Death Date
1918
Bio

American Baptist Preacher, Theological Professor and Key Figure in the Social Gospel Movement