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The Making of American Liberal Theology: Idealism, Realism, and Modernity, 1900-1950 Paperback – February 28, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1 edition (February 28, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0664223559
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664223557
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Burton on October 9, 2008
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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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