In the early 1880s, proponents of what came to be called "the social gospel" founded what is now known as social ethics. Professor Dorrien will explore the role Reverdy C. Ransom, a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, played as one of the first great figures of the black social gospel tradition and an important social gospel leader.
Gary Dorrien, an Episcopal priest, teaches at both Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. He is the author of 13 books and approximately 175 articles that range across the fields of ethics, social theory, theology, philosophy, politics, and history. His major work, Social Ethics in the Making, will be published by Blackwell in November 2008.
The event will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30 at the Social Hall, Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway at 121st Street). For more information regarding this event, or to attend, please respond to email@example.com. To view a listing of events, visit
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