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The making of American liberal theology : idealism, realism, and modernity, 1900-1950

Author: Gary J Dorrien
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary J Dorrien
ISBN: 0664223559 9780664223557
OCLC Number: 51794218
Description: xiii, 666 p. : ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Creating a new mainstream : William Adams Brown, William Newton Clarke, Henry Churchill King, and the Ritschlian gospel --
Thy kingdom come : Walter Rauschenbush, Vida Scudder, and the social(ist) gospel --
Post-Ritschlian religion : George Burman Foster, Shailer Mathews, Shirley Jackson Case, and the Chicago School of Theology --
In ths spirit of William James : Edward Scribner Ames, Douglas Clyde Macintosh, Gerald Birney Smith, Henry Nelson Wieman, and Chicago School Empiricism --
The real is the personal : Albert C. Knudson, Francis J. McConnell, Edgar S. Brightman, and the Boston Personalist School --
Practical divinity : Harry Emerson Fosdick, Rufus Jones, Georgia Harkness, Benjamin E. Mays, and the authority of spiritual experience --
Revolt of the neoliberals : Reinhold Niebuhr, John C. Bennett, Paul Tillich, and the dialectics of trancendence --
Modern gospels : H. Richard Niebuhr, Henry P. Van Dusen, Howard Thurman, and the liberal era in American theology.
Other Titles: Idealism, realism, and modernity, 1900-1950
Responsibility: Gary Dorrien.

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In the second volume of this three-volume history, this work tells the story of American theological liberalism in its heyday, exploring the diversity of liberal theologians and schools of thought,  Read more...

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