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The Making of American Liberal Theology: Idealism, Realism, and Modernity, 1900-1950 (v. 2) [Paperback]

By Gary Dorrien (Author)
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In this second of a three-volume, comprehensive, landmark history, Gary Dorrien mixes theological and philosophical analyses with historical and biographical detail in interpreting the liberal era of American theology. Exploring American theological liberalism in its heyday, Dorrien emphasizes the diversity of liberal theologians and schools of thought, as well as the central importance of liberal debates over idealism, realism, naturalistic empiricism, and "making Christianity modern." Breaking with previous interpretations, he treats Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich as theorists of a "neoliberal" position within the liberal tradition.

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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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  • Christian Century - 10/18/2003 page 57

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   666
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.13" Width: 6.01" Height: 1.73"
Weight:   1.98 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 20, 2003
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0664223559  
ISBN13  9780664223557  

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More About Gary Dorrien

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! GARY DORRIEN is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and
Professor of Religion at Columbia University. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including the
highly-acclaimed trilogy The Making of Liberal Theology (2001, 2003, 2006), and Social Ethics in the Making:
Interpreting an American Tradition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008, 2010).

Gary Dorrien has an academic affiliation as follows - Union Theological Seminary, USA.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Fundamentalism
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > General

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survey of American liberal theology  Oct 9, 2008
Gary Dorrien writes in an easy-to-read manner. The book surveys liberal theology in the United States from 1900 to 1950, and shows, in my opinion, that liberal theology makes more sense than either a fundamentalist theology or a neo-orthodox one. He describes the thought of numerous thinkers and shows that Christianity can, if understood in this way, still be relevant to the modern age. It is a needed counter-balance to the highly publicized Christian right.

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