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Bryan L. Wagoner

Bryan L. Wagoner (PhD, Harvard University) is assistant professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, and director of the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy at Davis & Elkins College. He has served as president of the North American Paul Tillich Society.

Books by Bryan L. Wagoner

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Prophetic Interruptions: Critical Theory, Emancipation, and Religion in Paul Tillich, Theodor Adorno, and Max Horkheimer (1929-1944)
By author: Bryan L. Wagoner
Product Code: H944
ISBN: 9780881466348
Product Format: Hardback
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Price:  $35.00
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PROPHETIC INTERRUPTIONS initially draws numerous, yet previously unknown, connections between Paul Tillich, Theodor Adorno, and Max Horkheimer during their shared years in Frankfurt and New York, focusing particularly on the years 1929–1944. While Critical Theory was being formulated, Tillich, the teacher and colleague of Adorno and Horkheimer, respectively, was working on his own religious social(ist) theory. Moving beyond this historical background, Wagoner shows how these personal connections evolved and were mutually engaging. Instead of pursuing discernible mutual influence among Tillich, Adorno, and Horkheimer, the book instead demonstrates that their ideas were forged in the crucible of friendship and common purpose, toward the common end of emancipation.