From the December, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Social Gospel Apostle by Eric Miller

Social Gospel Apostle

The Kingdom Is Always but Coming by Christopher H. Evans

The Kingdom Is Always but Coming: A Life of Walter Rauschenbusch
Eerdmans (Library of Religious Biography series), 2004
(348 pages, $25.00, paperback)

reviewed by Eric Miller

At first glance, Walter Rauschenbusch’s life and times seem worlds away from ours. An American theologian and historian who lived from 1861 to 1918, he emerged in the first decade of the twentieth century as an eminent, impassioned advocate for what became known as the “social gospel.” He insisted, in chorus with Washington Gladden, Josiah Strong, and others, that in the face of the unprecedented social and ec . . .


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