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The making of American liberal theology

Author: Gary J Dorrien
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2001-©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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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: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary J Dorrien
ISBN: 0664223540 9780664223540 0664223559 9780664223557 0664223567 9780664223564
OCLC Number: 48542292
Description: 3 volumes : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: [1]. Imagining progressive religion, 1805-1900 --
[2]. Idealism, realism, and modernity, 1900-1950 --
[3]. Crisis, irony, and postmodernity, 1950-2005.
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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