On Niebuhr A Theological Study by Langdon Gilkey

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Published by University Of Chicago Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Christian moral & pastoral theology,
  • Individual Theologians And Their Works (General),
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Theology,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Theology,
  • Religion / Theology,
  • 1892-1971,
  • 20th century,
  • History,
  • Niebuhr, Reinhold,

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9612743M
ISBN 100226293416
ISBN 109780226293417

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Gilkey read Niebuhr's books prior to his On Niebuhr book in China (narrated in the book Shantung Compound) and was guided through that experience by Niebuhr's thinking. After the war he returned to the U.S. and entered Union Theological Seminary, where he was a student and later a colleague of both Reinhold Niebuhr () and Paul Tillich ( Cited by: This Library of America volume, prepared by Niebuhr’s daughter, is a collection of four indispensable books—Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic (), Moral Man and Immoral Society (), The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (), and The Irony of American History ()—and other essays, sermons, and lectures.

Looking for books by Reinhold Niebuhr. See all books authored by Reinhold Niebuhr, including Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study of Ethics and Politics, and The Nature and Destiny of Man, Vol 1: Human Nature, and more on Reinhold Niebuhr | American theologian |   Niebuhr called the subject of this book "the double wrestle of the church with its Lord and with the cultural society with which it lives in symbiosis." And he described various understandings of Christ "against," "of," and "above" culture, as well as Christ "transforming" culture, and Christ in "paradoxical" relation to it.

Cited by:   Reinhold Niebuhr (–)taught for many years at Union Theological Seminary, On Niebuhr book New York City, as well as lecturing and preaching all over the country.

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It brings together the books Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic (), his personal reflections on his experiences as a young pastor in Detroit as it was being transformed by the explosive growth of the auto industry; Moral Man and Immoral Society (), a brilliant and tough-minded work that draws out the implications of Niebuhr’s.

Niebuhr’s answer in his greatest book, Moral Man and Immoral Society (), launched a new era in American theology and social ethics. Politics is about struggling for power. Human groups never willingly subordinate their interests to the interests of others.

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Niebuhr has always had a strong interest in politics. Many of his books articulate a realistic Christian interpretation of the realm of war and the state.

He was a prominent defender of just war theory, and his writings influenced many politicians and presidential cabinet members in the last half of the 20 th century. A book that one can barely escape reading on the way to earning a seminary degree is Christ and Culture, by H.

Richard hed inthe book quickly became a classic. Its categories -- such as "Christ against culture" and "Christ of culture" -- have ever since been familiar reference points in the field of Christian ethics and in debates about how Christians and the church should.

Take, for instance, Niebuhr on the Eschaton. Using a distinction found in the work of the philosopher of language Wilbur Urban, we can say that Niebuhr viewed the eschatology of the Book of Revelation as an evocative “symbolic truth,” at the center of which is “the truth of the symbol.”.

In our own era it’s unthinkable that a theologian would write one of the indispensable books on American foreign policy. But at nearly the exact midpoint of the last century, the Christian thinker Reinhold Niebuhr’s classic The Irony of American History took the measure of not only America’s role in the emergent Cold War but also its sense of mission in the world.

But if violence was the way to justice, so be it. Niebuhr resigned from the FOR and set about explaining his new direction in theological terms. The result was his classic book, Moral Man and Immoral Society (). That book remains the most influential, and probably the most trenchant, critique of nonviolence ever written in the United States.

Niebuhr’s article “The Bombing of Germany” offers a useful example. Scott Erwin in his recent book on Niebuhr, cites the article in support of the claim that Niebuhr “sanctioned degrading acts throughout the war, such as the firebombing of the German towns of Dresden and Hamburg that killed an estimatedcivilians.” (85).

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The rest of the book lays out these five options. Christ Against Culture. To exemplify the Christ against Culture position, Niebuhr claims Tertullian, Leo Tolstoy, the Mennonites, and various voices from the monastic tradition that are united by a common theme: loyalty to Christ and the church entails a rejection of culture and society.

The Nature and Destiny of Man (two volumes, ) is one of the important works of the American theologian Reinhold book is partly based on his Giffordthe Modern Library ranked it the 18th-greatest non-fiction book of the 20th century.

Contents. Reinhold Niebuhr deals with big issues such as the nature of man, history, and the end of history. A polemicist as well as a scholar, he contributed hundreds of articles to magazines and journals, was active in the creation of the National Council of Churches, New York's Liberal Party, and Americans for Democratic Action, and wrote seventeen major books, including Moral Man and Immoral Society (), The Nature and Destiny of Man ( and.

The book begins with a look at Niebuhr\'s early political writings, then moves to Niebuhr\'s later understanding of human nature and history. On Niebuhr also presents a moving account of the role that Niebuhr\'s thought played in Gilkey\'s own experience as a prisoner of war and in. Niebuhr brilliantly applied the tragic insights of Augustine and Calvin to moral and political issues.

He poured out his thoughts in a stream of powerful books, articles and sermons.

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