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Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)

Forfatter af Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics

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Walter Lippmann once called Reinhold Niebuhr the greatest mind America had produced since Jonathan Edwards. It was fitting, then, that Niebuhr died at home in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in the town where Edwards had preached. He was born in Wright City, Missouri, and his father was a German vis mere immigrant who served those German-speaking churches that preserved both the Lutheran and Reformed (Calvinist) traditions and piety. After seminary in St. Louis, he studied for two years at Yale University, and the M.A. he received there was the highest degree he earned. Rather than work for a doctorate, he became a pastor in Detroit, where in his 13 years of service a tiny congregation grew to one of 800 members. Part of his diary from those years was published in 1929 as Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic. During that time he began to attract attention through articles on social issues; as he said, he "cut [his] eyeteeth fighting [Henry] Ford." But the socialism to which he was attracted soon seemed naive to him: human problems could not be solved just by appealing to the good in people or by promulgating programs for change. Power, economic clout, was needed to change the systems set up by sinful groups, a position expressed in his 1932 book, Moral Man and Immoral Society. By this time Niebuhr was teaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he spent the rest of his career. Niebuhr's theology always took second place to ethics. He ran for office as a socialist, rescued Paul Tillich from Germany, became a strong supporter of Israel, gave up pacifism, and was often too orthodox for the liberals, too liberal for the orthodox. His The Nature and Destiny of Man is one of the few seminal theological books written by an American. In it he reiterates a theme that led some to place him in the Barthian camp of Neo-orthodoxy: the radical sinfulness of the human creature. The human condition as illumined by the Christian tradition was always the arena in which he worked. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Reinhold Niebuhr

The Irony of American History (1952) 572 eksemplarer
An Interpretation of Christian Ethics (1935) — Forfatter — 357 eksemplarer
Major works on religion and politics (2015) 147 eksemplarer
Justice and mercy (1974) 80 eksemplarer
Essays in applied Christianity (1959) 70 eksemplarer
Pious and secular America (1958) 56 eksemplarer
The self and the dramas of history (1955) 53 eksemplarer
Discerning the signs of the times (1946) 33 eksemplarer
Christianity and power politics (1948) 25 eksemplarer
Does Civilization Need Religion? (1927) 24 eksemplarer
Mississippi Black Paper (1965) 11 eksemplarer
Reflections on the end of an era (1934) 11 eksemplarer
Jews after the war (essay) (1942) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Cost of Discipleship (1937) — Forord, nogle udgaver8,555 eksemplarer
Religøse erfaringer (1902) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver5,146 eksemplarer
On Religion (1957) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver256 eksemplarer
The Philosophy of History in Our Time (1959) — Bidragyder — 217 eksemplarer
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
War in the Twentieth Century (Library of Theological Ethics) (1992) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer

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Deals with the uniqueness of the self and the religious implication and function of the self.
PendleHillLibrary | 2 andre anmeldelser | Nov 3, 2023 |
A collection of essays selected and introduced by Dr. D.B. Robertson of Berea College and approved by Professor Niebuhr, is the first collection of Niebuhr's occasional articles on issues affecting the conditions of American Protestantism; the relation of Christianity, morality, and society; the politics of Karl Barth and Barthianism; the power and insufficiency of "the Catholic heresy"; and the dilemma affecting the ecumenical movement and the World Council of Churches
PendleHillLibrary | Oct 13, 2023 |
sermons on social thought
SrMaryLea | Aug 22, 2023 |
confront problems with ethical
SrMaryLea | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 22, 2023 |



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