Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair Theologians series surveys some of the most profound events and theologians in Christian history with concision, accuracy, and wit. They offer an engaging taste of complex characters, doctrines, and movements. These new volumes in the series cover twentieth-century theologians Dorothy Day and brothers H. Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr. The Armchair Theologians series is an essential supplement for first-time encounters with primary texts, a lucid refresher for scholars and clergy, and an enjoyable read for the theologically curious.
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If theology is about the real needs of real people, then Dorothy Day was one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century. Despite having no formal training in theology, Day’s work and writing on behalf of the poor and oppressed testifies to the creativity and courage of her theological vision. Her journalism for the Catholic Worker and her advocacy for the poor, women, ethnic minorities, and others come together to form a consistent theology of the church and its ministry to the world.
In this contribution to the Armchair Theologians series, Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty demonstrates how Day’s tireless work on behalf of the marginalized reflects her deep theological commitment to the reign of God and the dignity of all God’s children. This book is the perfect introduction to Day’s remarkable life and powerful vision.
In our age of hyper income inequality and the attempt of the few to control our nation’s politics, it is balm to the spirit to read of Dorothy Day and her struggles in the first half of the twentieth century.
—Simone Campbell, author, A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community
Hinson-Hasty paints a portrait of Dorothy Day that moves beyond simply the historical details by providing insight into one of the leading fighters for the rights and dignity of all workers.
Hinson-Hasty gifts us with this wonderful rendering of the life and work of one of the most powerful and important theologians of the twentieth century.
—Cláudio Carvalhaes, associate professor of preaching and worship, McCormick Theological Seminary
Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty is chair of the department of theology and professor of theology at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of the USA, she is the coeditor of Prayers for a New Social Awakening and To Do Justice: Engaging Progressive Christians in Social Action and the author of Beyond the Social Maze: Exploring Vida Dutton Scudder’s Theological Ethics.
Scott R. Paeth introduces the life, times, and theological thought of H. Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr—two of the most important American theologians of the twentieth century. Although the Niebuhr brothers shared the same heritage and experienced many of the same formative moments, their thought diverged at key points as their lives and careers developed. Paeth’s exploration of the Niebuhrs’ enduring influence on religious and political thought includes witty illustrations from Ron Hill, making it an entertaining and essential resource for understanding these enduring theological figures.
Scott R. Paeth is associate professor of religious studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author or editor of several books, including Public Theology for a Global Society, Exodus Church and Civil Society, and Who Do You Say That I Am?