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The making of American liberal theology : imagining progressive religion 1805-1900

Author: Gary J Dorrien
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : London : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary J Dorrien
ISBN: 0664223540 9780664223540
OCLC Number: 59346922
Description: xxv, 494 p. : ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the liberal idea in American religion --
Unitarian beginnings : William Ellery Channing and the divine likeness --
Subversive intuitions : Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Parker, and the transcendentalist revolt --
Imagination wording forth : Horace Bushnell and the metaphors of inspiration --
Victorianism in question : Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the religion of reform --
Progressivism ascending : Theodore Munger, Washington Gladden, Newman Smyth, the new theology, and the social gospel --
Enter the academics : Charles A. Briggs, Borden Parker Browne, Biblical criticism, and the personalist idea --
The Victorian gospel : religion and modernity in progress.
Other Titles: American liberal theology
Imagining progressive religion, 1805-1900
Responsibility: Gary Dorrien.

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This text identifies the indigenous roots of American liberal theology and uncovers a wider, longer-running tradition than has been thought. Taking a narrative approach the text provides a  Read more...

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