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American Democratic Socialism: History, Politics, Religion, and Theory

American Democratic Socialism: History, Politics, Religion, and Theory

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A sweeping, ambitious history of American democratic socialism from one of the world's leading intellectual historians and social ethicists

"Gary Dorrien is the greatest theological ethicist of the twenty-first century, our most compelling political theologian, and one of the most gifted historians of ideas in the world. His American Democratic Socialism is a work of astonishing erudition. Best of all, Dorrien is not only a searing chronicler of prophetic thought, but also a bold Christian participant in the historic quest for social justice."--Michael Eric Dyson, author of Entertaining Race: Performing Blackness in America

Democratic socialism is ascending in the United States as a consequence of a widespread recognition that global capitalism works only for a minority and is harming the planet's ecology. This history of American democratic socialism from its beginning to the present day interprets the efforts of American socialists to address and transform multiple intersecting sites of injustice and harm. Comprehensive, deeply researched, and highly original, this book offers a luminous synthesis of secular and religious socialisms, detailing both their intellectual and their organizational histories.

Author: Gary Dorrien
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 09/14/2021
Pages: 752
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.70lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.60w x 1.70d
ISBN: 9780300253764

About the Author
Gary Dorrien is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University. His previous books with Yale University Press include The New Abolition, Breaking White Supremacy, and Social Democracy in the Making.

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