The Making of American Liberal Theology

The Making of American Liberal Theology
Title The Making of American Liberal Theology PDF eBook
Author Gary J. Dorrien
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Pages 534
Release 2001-01-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 9780664223540

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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 biographical reading of important religious thinkers of the time.




The Making of American Liberal Theology

The Making of American Liberal Theology
Title The Making of American Liberal Theology PDF eBook
Author Gary J. Dorrien
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Pages 710
Release 2003-01-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 9780664223557

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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 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 Making of American Liberal Theology

The Making of American Liberal Theology
Title The Making of American Liberal Theology PDF eBook
Author Gary J. Dorrien
Publisher Presbyterian Publishing Corp
Pages 682
Release 2006-01-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 0664223567

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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 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 Spirit of American Liberal Theology

The Spirit of American Liberal Theology
Title The Spirit of American Liberal Theology PDF eBook
Author Gary Dorrien
Publisher Presbyterian Publishing Corp
Pages 661
Release 2023-09-05
Genre Religion
ISBN 1646983300

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The Spirit of American Liberal Theology is an interpretation of the entire U.S. American tradition of liberal theology. A highly condensed and far-more-accessible summary of Gary Dorrien’s three-volume trilogy, The Making of American Liberal Theology (Westminster John Knox Press 2001, 2003, and 2006), Dorrien here presses the argument that the most abundant, diverse, and persistent tradition of liberal theology is the one that blossomed in the United States and is still refashioning itself. While discussions of English and German liberalism persist, new material includes expanded treatment of the Black social gospel, the Universalists, developments into early 2020s, and a robust expression of the author’s post-Hegelian liberal-liberationist perspective.




The Making of American Liberal Theology

The Making of American Liberal Theology
Title The Making of American Liberal Theology PDF eBook
Author Gary J. Dorrien
Publisher
Pages 666
Release 2003
Genre Liberalism (Religion)
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The Spirit of American Liberal Theology: A History

The Spirit of American Liberal Theology: A History
Title The Spirit of American Liberal Theology: A History PDF eBook
Author Gary Dorrien
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Pages 0
Release 2023-09-05
Genre Religion
ISBN 9780664268411

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The Spirit of American Liberal Theology is a history of the entire U.S. American tradition of theological liberalism, both streamlining and expanding the history recounted in Gary Dorrien's trilogy, The Making of American Liberal Theology.




The Rise of Liberal Religion

The Rise of Liberal Religion
Title The Rise of Liberal Religion PDF eBook
Author Matthew Hedstrom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 289
Release 2013
Genre History
ISBN 0195374495

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Winner of the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Best First Book Prize of the American Society of Church History Named a Society for U. S. Intellectual History Notable Title in American Intellectual History The story of liberal religion in the twentieth century, Matthew S. Hedstrom contends, is a story of cultural ascendency. This may come as a surprise-most scholarship in American religious history, after all, equates the numerical decline of the Protestant mainline with the failure of religious liberalism. Yet a look beyond the pews, into the wider culture, reveals a more complex and fascinating story, one Hedstrom tells in The Rise of Liberal Religion. Hedstrom attends especially to the critically important yet little-studied arena of religious book culture-particularly the religious middlebrow of mid-century-as the site where religious liberalism was most effectively popularized. By looking at book weeks, book clubs, public libraries, new publishing enterprises, key authors and bestsellers, wartime reading programs, and fan mail, among other sources, Hedstrom is able to provide a rich, on-the-ground account of the men, women, and organizations that drove religious liberalism's cultural rise in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Critically, by the post-WWII period the religious middlebrow had expanded beyond its Protestant roots, using mystical and psychological spirituality as a platform for interreligious exchange. This compelling history of religion and book culture not only shows how reading and book buying were critical twentieth-century religious practices, but also provides a model for thinking about the relationship of religion to consumer culture more broadly. In this way, The Rise of Liberal Religion offers both innovative cultural history and new ways of seeing the imprint of liberal religion in our own times.