As a young German Baptist pastor in a tenement section of New York City called Hell’s Kitchen, he struggled with the Christian response to urban problems. The books that made him nationally prominent came during his years as professor of Church History at Rochester Theological Seminary. His three major works were Christianity and the Social Crisis (1907), Christianizing the Social Order (1912), and A Theology for the Social Gospel (1917). Rauschenbusch anchored his appeal to social responsibility in the concept of the kingdom of God.
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