By Gary Dorrien
Sourcing the foremost traditions of revolutionary Christian social ethics—social gospel liberalism, Niebuhrian realism, and liberation theology—Gary Dorrien argues for the social-ethical necessity of social justice politics. In conscientiously reasoned essays, he makes a speciality of 3 matters: the ethics and politics of financial justice, racial and gender justice, and antimilitarism, creating a confident case for monetary democracy, in addition to a liberationist realizing of racial and gender justice and an anti-imperial type of liberal internationalism.
In Dorrien's view, the 3 significant discourse traditions of revolutionary Christian social ethics percentage a basic dedication to remodel the constructions of society towards social justice. His reflections on those issues function leading edge analyses of significant figures, reminiscent of Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Burnham, Norman Thomas, and Michael Harrington, and an in depth engagement with modern intellectuals, comparable to Rosemary R. Ruether, Katie Cannon, Gregory Baum, and Cornel West. Dorrien additionally weaves his own stories into his narrative, particularly his involvement in social justice activities. He incorporates a targeted bankruptcy at the 2008 presidential crusade and the historical candidacy of Barack Obama.