Nonetheless, the thoroughness of this volume and thecogency of its arguments make it an absolute must for theologystudents. (Religious Studies Review, 27February 2014)
Dorrien′s book–which I cannot avoid callingbrilliant–will hold the same enduring place in giving an historicaljustification for his "modern theology" that Barth′s ProtestantTheology in the Nineteenth Century holds in setting the tablefor Barth′s dogmatics. Time will tell whether the future belongs toDorrien′s theology, Barth′s (in historical or repristinated form),or some other. (Themelios, 1 August 2013)
Graduate students and philosophy of religion studentswill find this book indispensable. Summing Up: Essential. All libraries supporting graduate programs intheology and religion. (Choice, 1 February2013)
"This is a brilliant and much needed book. Dorrien′s magisterialachievements to date lend his voice a special authority, but inthis book, the reader is simply compelled by the deft interplay ofnuance and overview to trust his mentorship. Dorrien hasmasterfully approached this most intimidating and yet indispensablecorpus of texts with depth and breadth of analysis, and with anextraordinarily fresh perspective."
Catherine Keller, Drew University
"Gary Dorrien is a superstar as an interpreter of modernreligious thought. This unique, fascinating, aggressivelyrevisionary book will have no competition until books appear toargue against it."
Frederick Ferré, University of Georgia
"This is an extraordinarily fine book, a delight to read, a realpage–turner, and a brilliant interpretation, all of which oneexpects of such an accomplished scholar and author as Dorrien. As atheologian and historian, Dorrien is in top form. As a theologianand philosopher, he writes with precise, analytical control overthe ideas involved, offering, among other things, the besttreatment I know of the evolving relations among Fichte, Schelling,and Hegel. No one else I know could have written this book, whichwill be the dominant treatment of its subject. Kantian Reasonand Hegelian Spirit is a magisterial interpretive history ofone of the most important theological deltas of our time."
Robert C. Neville, Boston University