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The essential Reinhold Niebuhr : selected essays and addresses

Author: Reinhold Niebuhr; Robert McAfee Brown
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1986.
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"Theologians, ethicist, and political analyst, Reinhold Neiburh, was a towering figure of twentieth-century religious thought. In this important book, the best of Neiburh's essays have been brought together for the first time. Selected, edited, and introduced by Robert McAffee Brown - a student and friend of Nieburh's and himself a distinguished thoelogian - the works included here testify to the brilliant polemics,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reinhold Niebuhr; Robert McAfee Brown
ISBN: 0300034644 9780300034646 0300040016 9780300040012
OCLC Number: 12667150
Notes: Includes indexes.
Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Robert McAfee Brown --
Optimism, pessimism, and religious faith --
The power and weakness of God --
The providence of God --
The wheat and the tares --
Humour and faith --
The assurance of grace --
Prayers --
The Christian church in a secular age --
The Christian witness in the social and national order --
Why the Christian church is not pacifist --
Augustine's political realism --
Love and law in Protestantism and Catholicism --
The children of light and the children of darkness --
The relations of Christians and Jews in western civilization --
Ideology and the scientific method --
Coherence, incoherence, and Christian faith --
Mystery and meaning --
Epilogue: a view of life from the sidelines.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Robert McAfee Brown.

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"Theologians, ethicist, and political analyst, Reinhold Neiburh, was a towering figure of twentieth-century religious thought. In this important book, the best of Neiburh's essays have been brought together for the first time. Selected, edited, and introduced by Robert McAffee Brown - a student and friend of Nieburh's and himself a distinguished thoelogian - the works included here testify to the brilliant polemics, incisive analysis, and deep faith that characterized the whole of Neibuhr's life"--Back cover.

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"To return to these penetrating reflections is to be reminded yet again of the intellectual void--still today unfilled--left by Reinhold Niebuhr's passing."--Andrew J. Bacevich, Boston University (on Read more...

 
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