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Why Niebuhr matters

Author: Charles C Lemert
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press logo>, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A leading social theorist analyzes how and why a revival of interest in Niebuhr has taken place, ultimately arguing for his political and moral relevance today"--Jacket.
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Named Person: Reinhold Niebuhr; Reinhold Niebuhr; Reinhold Niebuhr; Reinhold Niebuhr; Reinhold Niebuhr; Reinhold Niebuhr
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Lemert
ISBN: 9780300175424 0300175426
OCLC Number: 711045648
Description: xvi, 252 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Why Niebuhr? --
Reinhold Niebuhr: tamed cynic --
Evangelical preacher: wheat and tares --
Powers, pulpits, and politics: moral man and immoral society --
Sin, self, and society: nature and destiny of man --
Nations, global politics, and religion: irony and American history --
Political recovery and globalization: knowing the difference.
Responsibility: Charles Lemert.

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