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Soul in Society The Making and Renewal of Social Christianity

ISBN-10: 0800628918

ISBN-13: 9780800628918

Edition: 1995

Authors: Gary Dorrien

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Gary Dorrien's major work addresses the roots of and remedy to the current crisis in American Christian social ethics. Focusing on the story of American liberal Protestantism, the book examines in fascinating depth the three major movements in this century the Social Gospel, Christian Realism, and Liberation Theology in a way that also brings African American, feminist, environmentalist, Catholic, and other voices into the increasingly multicultural quest. Dorrien then carefully assesses the crisis of social Christian thought in a culture that is increasingly secular, materialistic, and dominated by capitalism. He shows how the progressive Christian vision of social and economic democracy can be redeemed in the face of its apparent defeat. He argues strongly for a social Christianity faithful to the spiritual reality and kingdom-oriented ethic of the way of Christ. Dorrien's engaging narrative, knowledgeable and fair analysis, and thoughtful proposal bring desperately needed clarity and commitment to the Christian social conscience.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: The Good Society and the Legacy of Social Christianity
Troeltsch and the History of Christian Social Teaching
Rauschenbusch and the Christian Social Revolution
Niebuhr, Bennett, and Social Christianity
Kaus and Civic Liberalism
Social Christianity Today
Christianizing the Modern Order: The Progressivist Faith
Shailer Mathews's Reformist Progressivism
Walter Rauschenbusch and Democratic Socialism
Mathews and Christian Sociology
Rauschenbusch and the Struggle for the Kingdom
Mathews and Foreign Policy
Rauschenbusch and the Great War
Mathews and the War
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Mathews and Modernism
Justin Wroe Nixon
Charles Clayton Morrison
Reinhold Niebuhr and the Christian Century
Christian Realism: The Niebuhrian Turn
Niebuhr as Socialist
Niebuhr as Antifascist
Niebuhr and Realpolitik
Niebuhr against the War in Vietnam
Niebuhr as Theologian
Reinhold and H. Richard Niebuhr
Realisms in Conflict: Disputing the "New Liberal Consensus"
John C. Bennett
Christian Realism in a New Era
Liberation Theologies
Michael Novak and the Christian Realist Right
Neoconservatives and Access to Power
Neuhaus and the Catholic Moment
De-centering Voices: Pluralization and the Liberationist Revolutions
Charles Clayton Morrison and Ecumenism
John Courtney Murray and the American Proposition
James H. Cone and Black Theology
Womanist Theology
Mary Daly and Feminist Theology
Rosemary Radford Ruether
Women-Church
Failure of a Dream? Economic Democracy and the Economics of Nature
Democratic Socialism and Christian Realists
Neoconservatism and Christian Ethics
Market Socialism and Economic Democracy
Cooperative Enterprises in the United States
Mutual Funds and the Meidner Plan
Ecotheology
John B. Cobb Jr. and Third-Way Economics
Communities of Memory: Social Christianity after Christendom
Habits of the Heart
Communitarianism and the Social Gospel
Stanley Hauerwas and the Kingdom
Culture Religion and American Christianity
James Gustafson and the Church as Participant
The Kingdom of Christ
The Next Generation
Index