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Rauschenbusch, Walterlocked

(04 October 1861–25 July 1918)
  • Charles H. Lippy

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Rauschenbusch, Walter (04 October 1861–25 July 1918), Baptist Social Gospel advocate, was born in Rochester, New York, the son of the Reverend Augustus Rauschenbusch, a seminary professor, and Caroline Rhomp. Responding to a call to minister to German immigrants to the United States, the elder Rauschenbusch immigrated to Missouri in 1846, though he retained close associations with Germany the rest of his life. Consequently, in 1879 he sent his son to the Gymnasium in Gütersloh, Westphalia, from which he graduated in 1883. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1884, Rauschenbusch earned a theology degree in 1886 from Rochester Seminary, where his father was professor of New Testament Interpretation in the German division from 1858 until his retirement in 1888....

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