The Essential Reinhold Niebuhr: Selected Essays and Addresses

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Yale University Press, 1986 M01 1 - 264 páginas
Theologian, ethicist, and political analyst, Reinhold Niebuhr was a towering figure of twentieth-century religious thought. Now newly repackaged, this important book gathers the best of Niebuhr’s essays together in a single volume. Selected, edited, and introduced by Robert McAfee Brown—a student and friend of Niebuhr’s and himself a distinguished theologian—the works included here testify to the brilliant polemics, incisive analysis, and deep faith that characterized the whole of Niebuhr’s life.“This fine anthology makes available to a new generation the thought of one of the most penetrating and rewarding of twentieth-century minds. Reinhold Niebuhr remains the great illuminator of the dark conundrums of human nature, history and public policy.”—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.“Sparkling gems. . . brought from the shadows of history into contemporary light. Beautifully selected and edited, they show that Niebuhr’s fiery polemics and gracious assurances still speak with power to us today.”—Roger L. Shinn“An extremely useful volume.”—David Brion Davis, New York Review of Books“This collection, which brings together Niebuhr’s most penetrating and enduring essays on theology and politics, should demonstrate for a new generation that his best thought transcends the immediate historical setting in which he wrote. . . . [Brown’s] introduction succinctly presents the central features of Niebuhr’s life and thought.”—Library Journal
 

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Niebuhr was the towering giant of Protestant theology in his time, and also an incisive political thinker during the tumultuous years from the Great Depression to Vietnam. This collection, which ... Leer comentario completo

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Optimism Pessimism and Religious Faith
3
PART II
15
The Power and Weakness of God
21
Two Sermons
33
Humour and Faith
49
The Assurance of Grace
61
Prayers
72
The Christian Church in a Secular Age
79
Augustines Political Realism
123
Love and Law in Protestantism and Catholicism
142
The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness
160
The Relations of Christians and Jews in Western
182
THE POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS
203
Coherence Incoherence and Christian Faith
218
Mystery and Meaning
237
A View of Life from the Sidelines
250

The Christian Witness in the Social and National Order
93
Why the Christian Church Is Not Pacifist
102

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