Theologians of a New World Order: Rheinhold Niebuhr and the Christian Realists, 1920-1948

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This book tells how a group of Protestant theologians forged a theology of international engagement for America in the 1930s and 40s, and how in doing so they informed the public rationale for the United States' participation in World War II and stimulated American leadership in establishing both secular and international organizations for the promotion of world order. This remarkable group included Henry P. Van Dusen, Reinhold Niebuhr, John Bennett, Francis P. Miller, Georgia Harkness, and Samual McCrea Cavert. ...

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This book tells how a group of Protestant theologians forged a theology of international engagement for America in the 1930s and 40s, and how in doing so they informed the public rationale for the United States' participation in World War II and stimulated American leadership in establishing both secular and international organizations for the promotion of world order. This remarkable group included Henry P. Van Dusen, Reinhold Niebuhr, John Bennett, Francis P. Miller, Georgia Harkness, and Samual McCrea Cavert. Warren show how, in creating a coherent, theologically-derived position and bringing it to bear on contemporary international issues, this group combined ideas with public action in a way that set the standard for American theologians' social activism in the years to come.

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"The book is a welcome reminder of the extraordinary accomplishments of Henry P van Dusen in churchmanship toward social responsibility and his theological contribution to world order....The book is recommended for those engaged in research in ecumenical theology 1920-1948 and for library collections in seminaries and universities."—Theology Today

"The present work evidences both a mastery of sources and analytic acuity in tracing the complex connections between the world of ideas and the direction of public affairs...A well-written and valuable study."—First Things

"For those interested in probing the contemporary forms of Protestant social activism, moreover, this book may serve as a historically informative case study."—The Journal of American History

"For those interested in probing the contemporary forms of Protestant social activism, moreover, this book may serve as a historically informative case study."—The Journal of American History

"An intriguing treatment of Christian Realists who forged a theology of international engagement for the US in the 1930s and 1940s....Recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate historical and theological study."—Religious Studies Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195114386
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Series: Religion in America Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1 High Tide of American Protestantism, 1880-1920 8
2 The Found Generation, 1890-1924 19
3 Age of Negativism, 1925-1933 35
4 European Upheaval, Theological Ferment, 1933-1937 56
5 Proclamation and Organization, 1937-1939 76
6 Making a New International Order in the War Years, 1939-1945 94
7 From the Center to the Margins, 1945-1948 116
Conclusion 129
Noted 133
Bibliography 167
Index 193
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