2016 Forum Lecture: Gary Dorrien

The Rev. Dr. Gary Dorrien, the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University, delivered the 2015-2016 James Luther Adams Forum on Religion and Society on November 11, 2015, at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

In his essay, “James Luther Adams and the Spirit of Liberal Theology–Then and Now,” Dorrien showed that Adams drew upon liberal thought from Kant to Henry Wieman that develops aspects of the unity of divine being in creation. Like Reinhold Niebuhr, however, Adams countered the neglect of radical evil and developed the need that freedom has of power grounded in God and the need for life giving community.

Read Dorrien’s essay, or watch the forum here: