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A Social Gospel of Antiquity: Examining Walter Rauschenbusch's description of early Christianity through the life and works of Saint Basil of Caesarea Walter Rauschenbusch, the father of the social gospel, criticized early Christianity’s rejection of property, the “ascetic tendency,” as antithetical to social reconstruction. Two contributing factors to this antithesis ...