Gary Dorrien

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Gary J. Dorrien (born March 21, 1952), is an American social ethicist and theologian. He is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and Professor of Religion at Columbia University, both in New York City, and the author of 18 books on ethics, social theory, philosophy, theology, politics, and intellectual history.

Prior to joining the faculty at Union and Columbia in 2005, Dorrien taught at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, where he served as Parfet Distinguished Professor and as Dean of Stetson Chapel.

An Episcopal priest, he has taught as the Paul E. Raither Distinguished Scholar at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and as Horace De Y. Lentz Visiting Professor at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[1]

He was, in 1999, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Kalamazoo College. He had just published The Barthian Revolt in Modern Theology: Theology Without Weapons (WestminsterJohn Knox Press, 1999)..

Albany DSA


According to the Albany Anvil of August 1982, Albany Democratic Socialists of America steering committee members included Gene Damm, Gary Dorrien, Louise Gibbons, Pat Malone, Lillie McLaughlin, Dorothy Tristman and Larry Wittner.

DSA member

In 1987, author Gary Dorrien, was a member of Democratic Socialists of America. [2]

In 1995, Gary Dorrien, author of "The Neoconservative Mind: Politics, Culture, and the War of Ideology" (Temple University Press), and "Soul in Society: Die Making and Renewal of Social Christianity" {Fortress Press), was a member of Democratic Socialists of America.[3]

Religious Socialism

In 2015, Democratic Socialists of America founded a new version of Religious Socialism.

We invite you to join us in making it useful both to people of faith within DSA and to the wider religious left.

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Gary Dorrien teaches social ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. His many books include, most recently, Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit, which won the PROSE Award of the Association of American Publishers.[4]


  1. ["Department of Religion". Retrieved 2017-05-30]
  2. Democratic Left, Jan./Feb. 1987, page 17
  3. Dem. Left, May/June 1995, page 18
  4. Religious Socialism, about, accessed July 6, 2015