Theology, History, and Culture: Major Unpublished Writings

Paperback | February 17, 1998

byH. Richard NiebuhrEditorWilliam Stacy Johnson

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This book brings together the best of the unpublished works of H. Richard Niebuhr, one of the outstanding American religious thinkers of this century. The collection includes lectures, sermons, and essays, some of which Niebuhr delivered at major universities to general audiences, and others that he prepared for circulation and discussion among colleagues at Yale and elsewhere. Contemporaneous events, religious figures, important issues in theology, and interpretations of American history and culture—all engaged Niebuhr's broad-ranging interest and revealed his concern with integrating theology and practical living.

For those approaching the author's work for the first time, this volume opens the way; for readers already familiar with his concerns, it invites a deeper understanding of his theology. The collection will enrich contemporary public theological discussion, adding Niebuhr's confessionally grounded yet publicly focused voice to the conversation. Richard R. Niebuhr contributes a Foreword in which he recollects his father and offers insights from private writings, and William Stacy Johnson's Introduction orients the reader to Niebuhr's life and work, locating his writings in appropriate theological and historical contexts.

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This book brings together the best of the unpublished works of one of the outstanding American religious thinkers of this century. These selected lectures, sermons, and essays show the breadth of H. Richard Niebuhr's interests and reveal his concern with integrating theology and practical living. In a foreword, the author's son -- also...

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This book brings together the best of the unpublished works of H. Richard Niebuhr, one of the outstanding American religious thinkers of this century. The collection includes lectures, sermons, and essays, some of which Niebuhr delivered at major universities to general audiences, and others that he prepared for circulation and discuss...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:February 17, 1998Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300074379

ISBN - 13:9780300074376

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This book brings together the best of the unpublished works of one of the outstanding American religious thinkers of this century. These selected lectures, sermons, and essays show the breadth of H. Richard Niebuhr's interests and reveal his concern with integrating theology and practical living. In a foreword, the author's son -- also a distinguished theologian -- provides insights from his father's private writings; the editor's introduction orients readers to the contexts of Niebuhr's life, work, and writings."This rich volume, which collects writings from throughout Niebuhr's career, affords a panoramic view of his thinking. It does not revolutionize our estimate of his theology, but rather offers a chance to ponder the coherence of his thought and the significance of his legacy". -- Douglas F. Ottati, Christian Century