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Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism

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Paperback in almost as new condition with clean and bright pages. Very very slight wear to cover.

This is a new assessment of the work of the twentieth century's best-known public theologian. Reinhold Niebuhr's ability to make sense of international politics, racial tension, labour unrest, and cultural transformations gained him a wide audience, but his responsiveness to changing times was grounded in a remarkably consistent theology. Today, Christian realism remains an important way to understand politics and society in theological terms, but the enduring themes of Niebuhr's work must also be related to new generations of thinkers in theology, politics, law, and philosophy. Robin W. Lovin traces its key themes so as to identify the political, moral, and theological realisms on which Niebuhr's persuasive and subtle depiction of human nature rests. In that context, a complex, dialectical, Niebuhrian approach still appears as a vital and lively alternative to the oversimplified accounts of politics and justice that have dominated recent decades.

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Author(s):
Lovin, Robin W
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.6 x 21.5 x 1.6 cm
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521479320
ISBN-13:
9780521479325
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism

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Paperback in almost as new condition with clean and bright pages. Very very slight wear to cover.

This is a new assessment of the work of the twentieth century's best-known public theologian. Reinhold Niebuhr's ability to make sense of international politics, racial tension, labour unrest, and cultural transformations gained him a wide audience, but his responsiveness to changing times was grounded in a remarkably consistent theology. Today, Christian realism remains an important way to understand politics and society in theological terms, but the enduring themes of Niebuhr's work must also be related to new generations of thinkers in theology, politics, law, and philosophy. Robin W. Lovin traces its key themes so as to identify the political, moral, and theological realisms on which Niebuhr's persuasive and subtle depiction of human nature rests. In that context, a complex, dialectical, Niebuhrian approach still appears as a vital and lively alternative to the oversimplified accounts of politics and justice that have dominated recent decades.

Author(s):
Lovin, Robin W
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.6 x 21.5 x 1.6 cm
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521479320
ISBN-13:
9780521479325
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism

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