An 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 areas of process formation, general questions and issues of concern to the Christian perspective.
Part 1 Editor's introduction - the continuing importance of Walter Rauschenbusch: the man and the manuscript; the context of recovery; the structure of Christian social-ethical thought; the New Testament as a resource for social ethics. Part 2 The righteousness of the kingdom - author's introduction: Christianity is revolutionary; the Kingdom of God - the Messianic theocracy, ideal vindicated, what is and was and is to come, sanctification of this life; the revolutionary power - Christ, the Spirit of God, the Church, the Church and the World; the new law - social rank, wealth and poverty, sex and family, the State; the new morality - duty to self, the practice of religion, present prospects. Part 3 Bibliography: the works of Walter Rauschenbusch - books, published articles, reviews, pamphlets, unpublished material; selected secondary literature. Indexes: Scripture references; persons and subjects.