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Dorrien, Gary J.

Overview
Works: 43 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 8,440 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Speaker
Classifications: HN59.2, 303.372097309045
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary J Dorrien
Economy, difference, empire social ethics for social justice by Gary J Dorrien( )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Dorrien's view, the three major discourse traditions of progressive Christian social ethics share a fundamental commitment to transform the structures of society in the direction of social justice. His reflections on these topics feature innovative analyses of major figures, such as Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Burnham, Norman Thomas, and Michael Harrington, and an extensive engagement with contemporary intellectuals, such as Rosemary R. Ruether, Katie Cannon, Gregory Baum, and Cornel West. Dorrien also weaves his personal experiences into his narrative, especially his involvement in social justice movements. He includes a special chapter on the 2008 Presidential campaign and the historic candidacy of Barack Obama. --Book Jacket
The remaking of evangelical theology by Gary J Dorrien( )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Barthian revolt in modern theology theology without weapons by Gary J Dorrien( )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The neoconservative mind : politics, culture, and the war of ideology by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social ethics in the making : interpreting an American tradition by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
22 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1880s, proponents of what came to be called "the social gospel" founded what is now known as social ethics. This ambitious and magisterial book describes the tradition of social ethics: one that began with the distinctly modern idea that Christianity has a social-ethical mission to transform the structures of society in the direction of social justice.:.; Charts the story of social ethics - the idea that Christianity has a social-ethical mission to transform. society - from its roots in the nineteenth century through to the present day.; Discusses and analyzes how different tradit
Imperial designs : neoconservatism and the new Pax Americana by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the waning months of the Cold War, shortly before an expiring Soviet Union finally disintegrated, a group of neoconservative policymakers and intellectuals began to argue that the moment had come to create an American-dominated world order. Some of them called it 'the unipolarist imperative'. Instead of reducing military spending, they contended, the United States needed to expand its military reach to every region of the world, using America's tremendous military and economic power to create a new Pax Americana. This book describes how the ideology of American global preminence originated during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, developed in the 1990s, gained power with the election of George W. Bush, and reshaped American foreign policy after September 11, 2001. Structured as a narrative, this account deals with government policymakers and outside advocates. It tells the story of the development of unipolarist ideology and its role in recent American foreign policy. It makes an argument about the nature and problems of this ideology, emphasizing that an unrivaled superpower makes the whole world its geopolitical neighborhood.; It offers a critique of the unilateralist militarism of the second Bush administration and it contends that the problem of imperial expansiveness, though dramatically heightened by the Bush administration, did not begin with it. The problem is inherent in the anxiety of being a global hegemon
The Word as true myth interpreting modern theology by Gary J Dorrien( )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of American liberal theology by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this first of three volumes, Dorrien identifies the indigenous roots of American liberal theology and demonstrates a wider, longer-running tradition than has been thought. The tradition took shape in the nineteenth century, motivated by a desire to map a modernist "third way" between orthodoxy and rationalistic deism/atheism. It is defined by its openness to modern intellectual inquiry; its commitment to the authority of individual reason and experience; its conception of Christianity as an ethical way of life; and its commitment to make Christianity credible and socially relevant to modern people. Dorrien takes a narrative approach and provides a biographical reading of important religious thinkers of the time, including William E. Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Bushnell, Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Charles Briggs. Dorrien notes that, although liberal theology moved into elite academic institutions, its conceptual foundations were laid in the pulpit rather than the classroom
The democratic socialist vision by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstructing the common good : theology and the social order by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study in the history and theory of modern Christian socialism examines the work of such major figures as Rauschenbusch, Tillich, Moltmann, Gutiérrez, and Míguez Bonino. Dorrien argues that these theologians provide a singular context for addressing questions of freedom and totalitarianism, sacralization and democratization, individual autonomy and the common good. He focuses on the differing conceptions of the common good that these theorists have propounded, and explicates as well their theological arguments on the relationship between the Kingdom of God and projects of historical praxis.--From back cover
The Obama question : a progressive perspective by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The election of Barack Obama to the presidency in 2008 was hailed by many as a historic event and by some as the end of the Reagan era in American politics. But conservatives have condemned Obama from the beginning of his presidency, and many progressives charge that Obama has betrayed the causes that he espoused in 2008. This book offers a critique of Obama's presidency and a powerful case that progressives should not give up on Obama. The author, a social ethicist argues that Obama is a figure of "protean irony and complexity." Obama has been a disappointment in many ways, he contends, yet Obama also has historic achievements to his credit that are too often discounted. The author emphasizes the importance of Obama's story to his career and devotes chapters to the economic crisis, the health care reform debate, war and foreign policy, banking regulation and the federal budget, and the case for a progressive politics of the common good. Ultimately, he says, the Obama question is whether or not Obama's presidency will mark the end of the Reagan era, when giant corporations and the wealthy got whatever they wanted, military budgets soared, and American politics was ruled by the fantasy of tax cuts paying for themselves. The author argues that there is still time to redeem the hope of the 2008 election, bringing an end to the Reagan era. This book is an insightful evaluation of a tumultuous presidency
Soul in society : the making and renewal of social Christianity by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kantian reason and Hegelian spirit : the idealistic logic of modern theology by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winner: 2012The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Theology and Religious Studies, PROSE Award. In this thought-provoking new work, the world renowned theologian Gary Dorrien reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology. Presents a radical rethinking of the roots of modern theology Reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumen t al in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology Shows how it took Kant's writings on ethics and religion to launch a fully modern departure in religious thought Dissects Kant's three critiques of reason and his moral conception of religion Analyzes alternative arguments offered by Schleiermacher, Schelling, Hegel, and others - moving historically and chronologically through key figures in European philosophy and theology Presents notoriously difficult and intellectual arguments in a lucid and accessible manner
The making of American liberal theology : idealism, realism, and modernity, 1900-1950 by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the second of this three-volume history, Gary Dorrien explores American theological liberalism in its heyday-at the advent of the research university and the institutionally identified schools. 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. - Publisher
The making of American liberal theology : crisis, irony, and postmodernity 1950-2005 by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this concluding volume of his magisterial trilogy, Gary Dorrien sustains his previous definition of liberal theology and his mixture of theological, philosophical, and historical analysis, while emphasizing the unprecedented diversity of liberal theology in the postmodern age. Dorrien argues that liberal theology has been in crisis for the past half-century, yet despite the crisis, and also because of it, it has also experienced a "hidden renaissance" of intellectual creativity. Liberal theology in the early twenty-first century is more diverse, complex, and marginalized than ever before in its history, he concludes, but its essential idea-creating a progressive, credible, integrative third way between orthodox over-belief and secular unbelief-remains as necessary as ever. - Publisher
The making of American liberal theology : imagining progressive religion 1805-1900 by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this first of three volumes, Dorrien identifies the indigenous roots of American liberal theology and demonstrates a wider, longer-running tradition than has been thought. The tradition took shape in the nineteenth century, motivated by a desire to map a modernist "third way" between orthodoxy and rationalistic deism/atheism. It is defined by its openness to modern intellectual inquiry; its commitment to the authority of individual reason and experience; its conception of Christianity as an ethical way of life; and its commitment to make Christianity credible and socially relevant to modern people. Dorrien takes a narrative approach and provides a biographical reading of important religious thinkers of the time, including William E. Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Bushnell, Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Charles Briggs. Dorrien notes that, although liberal theology moved into elite academic institutions, its conceptual foundations were laid in the pulpit rather than the classroom
Applied Christian ethics : foundations, economic justice, and politics by Matthew Lon Weaver( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<Span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">Applied Christian Ethics </span><span>addresses selected themes in Christian social ethics. Part one shows the roots of contributors in the realist school; part two focuses on different levels of the significance of economics for social justice; and part three deals with both existential experience and government policy in war and peace issues.</span></span>
The Weimar moment : liberalism, political theology, and law by Leonard V Kaplan( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lessons that we learn from the brilliance of the scholarship from Weimar Germany and its continued relevance to the contemporary scene define the spirit of the essays in this volume. Academic analysis is the beginning of institutional response to avoid reoccurrence of past political nihilism and catastrophe. This volume presents a predicate for such effective defense
Bill Moyers journal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This edition of the Journal features three renowned scholars-Cornel West, Serence Jones, and Gary Dorrien-who tem-taught a provocative and insightful course called 'Christianity and the U.S. Crisis" at Union Theological Seminary. Together they offer a fresh take on what America's religious traditions and core ethics and values say about the nation's politics and policies as well as the challenges of balancing capitalism and democracy. The program also checks up on the struggle of food banks and soup kitchens around the nation to feed the growing ranks of those in need."--The container
The making of American liberal theology : imagining progressive religion by Gary J Dorrien( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Dorrien, Gary 1952-
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