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- DescriptionIn the early 1880s, proponents of what came to be called the social gospel founded what is w kwn 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
- Author BiographyGary 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.
- Author(s)Gary J. Dorrien
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication27/11/2008
- SubjectChristianity: General
- Place of PublicationChicester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
- Content Noteports.
- Weight1544 g
- Width180 mm
- Height256 mm
- Spine45 mm
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