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The Responsible Self (LTE) (Library of Theological Ethics) [Paperback]

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Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.22" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.66 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1999
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664221521  
EAN  9780664221522  


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The Responsible Self was H. Richard Niebuhr's most important work in Christian ethics, and it remains a landmark contribution to the field. Here Niebuhr probes the fundamental character of the moral life. He finds the key in the concept of responsibility, which implies not only the freedom and flexibility of responsiveness to others but also a guiding ideal of unlimited concern that goes beyond vague norms and narrow codes. The book is based on lectures delivered by Niebuhr at Glasgow University. James M. Gustafson, who was Niebuhr's colleague at Yale Divinity School, provides a brilliant introduction.

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The Responsible Self was H. Richard Niebuhr's most important work in Christian ethics, and it remains a landmark contribution to the field.

Here Niebuhr probes the fundamental character of the moral life. He finds the key in the concept of responsibility, which implies not only the freedom and flexibility of responsiveness to others but also a guiding ideal of unlimited concern that goes beyond vague norms and narrow codes.

The book is based on lectures delivered by Niebuhr at Glasgow University. James M. Gustafson, who was Niebuhr's colleague at Yale Divinity School, provides a brilliant introduction.

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More About H. Richard Niebuhr, James M. Gustafson & William Schweiker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! H. RICHARD NIEBUHR was one of the most noted of American theologians. Among his books are several that are regarded as classics of American religou thought. The Kingdom of God in America, The Social sources of Denominationalism, and Christ and Culture. He was both a pastor and a scholar; he was ordained in 1916 by the Evangelical and Reformed Church after being graduated from Elmhurst College in 1912 and from Eden Theological Seminary in 1915. He served a pastorate in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1916 to 1918, hen joined Eden Theological Seminary as a professor. He became president of Elmhurst college, then taught at the Yale Divinity School from 1931 to 1962. Niebuhr was named Sterling Professor of Theology and Christian Ethics in 195. He died in 1962.

MARTIN E, NARTY is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago; he is senior editor of The Christian Century, and author, most recently, of Protestantism in the United States.

H. Richard Niebuhr was born in 1894 and died in 1962.

H. Richard Niebuhr has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Library of Theological Ethics
  2. Major Unpublished Writings


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the importance of responsibility  Jan 28, 2000
H. Richard Niebuhr's The Responsible Self is a classic in Christian ethics. Niebuhr argues that humans are neither simply 'goal seeking' creatures nor simply 'rule-following' creatures, but are 'responsive' and hence, responsible. We are 'answerers' who must first ask "What is going on here?" and then respond to that assessment with a 'fitting' answer. The importance of this short and readable work should not be underestimated. Niebuhr's approach spawned an interest in perspective and vision in ethics that is carried on by contemporary thinkers such as James Gustafson and Stanley Hauerwas.
 

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