Reinventing Liberal Christianity
Eerdmans, $30, 327 pp.
Theo Hobson believes that liberal theology disintegrated decades ago and needs to be reinvented. The last liberal theologians worth mentioning, in his telling, were Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich, both of whom did their major work over half a century ago. Every noteworthy theologian since their time has “dismissively” rejected the liberal tradition—and even Niebuhr and...
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Gary Dorrien teaches at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. His book Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit: The Idealistic Logic of Modern Theology (Wiley-Blackwell) won the American Association of Publishers’ PROSE Award.