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Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)

Autor/a de Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics

54+ obres 5,303 Membres 36 Ressenyes 9 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Reinhold Niebuhr

The Irony of American History (1952) 572 exemplars
An Interpretation of Christian Ethics (1935) — Autor — 357 exemplars
Justice and mercy (1974) 80 exemplars
Essays in applied Christianity (1959) 70 exemplars
Pious and secular America (1958) 56 exemplars
Christianity and power politics (1948) 25 exemplars
Mississippi Black Paper (1965) 11 exemplars
Jews after the war (essay) (1942) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Cost of Discipleship (1937) — Pròleg, algunes edicions8,549 exemplars
The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) — Introducció, algunes edicions5,149 exemplars
On Religion (1957) — Introducció, algunes edicions257 exemplars
The Philosophy of History in Our Time (1959) — Col·laborador — 217 exemplars
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing (2016) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
War in the Twentieth Century (Library of Theological Ethics) (1992) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Niebuhr, Reinhold
Nom oficial
Niebuhr, Karl Paul Reinhold
Altres noms
NIEBUHR, Karl Paul Reinhold
NIEBUHR Reinhold
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Wright City, Missouri, USA
Lloc de defunció
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Elmhurst College (BA|1910)
Eden Theological Seminary
Yale Divinity School (B.Div.|1914|MA|1915)
Professor of theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York
Keppel-Compton, Ursula (echtgenote)
Niebuhr, Helmut Richard (broer)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 1953)
Union Theological Seminary
Premis i honors
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964)
Biografia breu
Richard Wightman Fox mentioned in his biography that Reinhold Niebuhr was seen, in the late forties, as "(...) the establishment's theologian (...)"



Deals with the uniqueness of the self and the religious implication and function of the self.
PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 22, 2023 |



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