Reinhold Niebuhr And Christian Realism by Robin W. LovinReinhold Niebuhr And Christian Realism by Robin W. Lovin

Reinhold Niebuhr And Christian Realism

byRobin W. Lovin

Paperback | January 27, 1995

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Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) was a major American theologian and political thinker of the mid-twentieth century. He has received much attention from biographers and historians in recent years, but, since his thought remains very relevant for contemporary ethics, a reassessment is due of what he might contribute to current thinking about politics and society. This book is intended to present Niebuhr's ideas about "Christian Realism" in a way that will be useful to people who are thinking about today's social issues.
Title:Reinhold Niebuhr And Christian RealismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:January 27, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521479320

ISBN - 13:9780521479325


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; An introduction to Christian realism; 1. God; 2. Ethics; 3. Freedom; 4. Politics; 5. Justice; Conclusion; Select Bibliography; Index.

From Our Editors

'Robin W. Lovin makes a most interesting argument for the connection between Niebuhr's political realism and 'an implicit moral and theological realism, ' and shows how this perspective can illuminate several areas. This is a clear, readable, but also profound interpretation that will not only contribute to Niebuhr studies but will also move forward the contemporary discussion of these matters. I am pleased to be able to offer a strong endorsement of this project.' - James F. Childress, Kyle Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of Medical Education, University of Virginia

Editorial Reviews

"Of all the works published about Reinhold Niebuhr in the quarter century since he died, this is surely one of the best." Max L. Stackhouse, The Journal of Religion