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Walter Rauschenbusch


Walter Rauschenbusch, American theologian.


Rauschenbusch, Walter was born on October 4, 1861 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Augustus (Doctor of Divinity) and Caroline (Rhomp) R., graduate 1st honors, classical Gymnasium, Gütersloh, Germany, 1883.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, 1884. Doctor of Divinity, University of Rochester, 1902, and Oberlin College, 1916. Graduate Rochester Theological Seminary, 1886.

Studied abroad, 1891-1892, 1907-1908.


Ordained Baptist ministry, 1886. Engaged in religious work among German immigrants, New York, 1886-1897. In education German pastors, 1897-1902.

Professor church history. Rochester Theological Seminary, since 1902. Earl lecturer, Berkeley, California, 1910.

Merrick lecturer, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1911. Gates lecturer, Grinnell College, 1914. Taylor lecturer, Yale, 1917.

Author: Christianity and the Social Crisis, 1907. Prayers of the Social Awakening, 1910. Christianizing the Social Order, 1912.

Unto Me, 1912; Dare We Be Christians?, 1914. Social Principles of Jesus, 1916. A Theology for the Social Gospel, 1917.

Address: Rochester, New York.


Married Pauline E. Rother, April.

Augustus Rauschenbusch

Pauline E. Rother