Social Ethics in the Making
Interpreting an American Tradition
By (author) Gary J. Dorrien
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Social Ethics in the Making by Gary J. Dorrien
Book DescriptionIn 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 traditions of social ethics evolved in the realms of the academy, church, and general public* Looks at the wide variety of individuals who have been prominent exponents of social ethics from academics and self-styled "public intellectuals" through to pastors and activists* Set to become the definitive reference guide to the history and development of social ethics* Recipient of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 award
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405186872
(256mm x 180mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gary J. Dorrien
Social Ethics in the Making, Paperback (November 2010)
This book describes the tradition of social ethics, a tradition 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.
Making of American Liberal Theology, Paperback (February 2003)
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, as well as the importance of liberal debates over idealism, realism, and naturalistic empiricism.
Barthian Revolt in Modern Theology, Paperback (January 2000)
An analysis of the rise, development and near-demise of Barth's theology.
Remaking of Evangelical Theology, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Gary J. Dorrien
In this in-depth historical analysis of evangelical theology, Dorrien describes how evangelicalism has developed and matured. Beginning at the turn of the 20th century and the start of the fundamentalist-modernist controversies, he notes the key figures and institutions of the evangelical movement.
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Author Biography - Gary J. Dorrien
Gary Dorrien is the Reinhard Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University. He is the author of 13 books and over 175 articles that range across the fields of ethics, social theory, theology, philosophy, politics, and history.
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