The Making of American Liberal Theology: Idealism, Realism, and Modernity, 1900-1950

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2003 - Religion - 666 pages
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In this book, the second of his three-volume history, Gary Dorrien explores American theological liberalism in its heyday--at the advent of the research university and the institutionally identified school. He argues that in its prime theological liberalism effected a creative blending of theological schools, featured a tension between its evangelical and modernist impulses, and was fueled by its expectation of social and cultural progress, until its optimism was subjected to withering internal criticism in the 1930s.

 

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Volume II of III. Describes the rise (and fall) of liberation theology between 1900-1950 as the "dominant tradition" of divinity schools and mainline seminaries. Clearly Dorrien is a gentle champion ... Read full review

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Volume I of III. Dorrien is an Episcopal priest. He is the Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union, and Professor of Religion at Columbia. He champions liberal theology as "the most creative and ... Read full review

Contents

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XI
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LVI
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Gary Dorrien is Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University in New York City. An Episcopal priest, he is the author of eleven books and over one hundred articles that range across the fields of theology, philosophy, social theory, politics, ethics, and history.