Righteousness of the Kingdom {REPUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINAL}

Author: Stackhouse, Max
Rauschenbusch, Walter
Year:1999
Pages:352
ISBN:0-7734-8149-4
978-0-7734-8149-7
Price:239.95
Interpretation of the Social Gospel concept in two related areas of thought: What is the structure of Christian social-ethical thought, and in what way is the New Testament a resource for social ethics? This book treats many areas of process formation, raising concrete and general questions and issues of concern to the Christian perspective.

Reviews

“Republication of this important monograph, which was discovered by the editor and first published (1968) fifty years after the author’s death, will serve two purposes. For historians of Rauschenbusch and 19th century American Christianity it offers a corrective to the prevalent idea that the source of his social ethic was primarily liberalism, for it reveals the biblical and theological core of the ethic that became the Social Gospel Movement. For contextual theologians it offers a vigorous example of the (re)contextualization of the gospel and the construction of a contemporary Public Theology. The updated introduction (1999) is particularly relevant for relating Rauschenbusch’s thought to contemporary democratic, socialist, and liberation movements.” – Theological Book Review

Table of Contents

Table of contents:

New Introduction by Max L. Stackhouse

Foreword

Part One: EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION

The Continuing Importance of Walter Rauschenbusch

a.The Man and the Manuscript

b.The Context of Recovery

c.The Structure of Christian Social-Ethical Thought

d.The New Testament as a Resource for Social Ethics

Part II: THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE KINGDOM

Author's Introduction

1.Christianity is Revolutionary

2.The Kingdom of God: The Messianic Theocracy; Ideal Vindicated; What Is and Was and Is to Come; Sanctification of This Life

3.The Revolutionary Power: Christ; The Spirit of God; The Church; The Church and the World

4.The New Law: Social Rank; Wealth and Poverty; Sex and Family; The State

5.The New Morality: Duty to Self; The Practice of Religion; Present Prospects

Part III: BIBLIOGRAPHY

1.The Works of Walter Rauschenbusch: Books; Published Articles, Reviews, Pamphlets; Unpublished Material

2.Selected Secondary Literature

INDEXES: Index of Scripture References; Index of Persons and Subjects