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Theology, History, and Culture: Major Unpublished Writings [Hardcover]

By H. Richard Niebuhr (Author)
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Pages   274
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.57" Width: 6.39" Height: 0.83"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 31, 1996
Publisher   Yale University Press
ISBN  0300063709  
EAN  9780300063707  

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This book brings together the best of the unpublished works of one of the outstanding American religious thinkers of this century.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.

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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 Major Unpublished Writings
  3. Torchbooks

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An objective Christian document relevant for our time  Mar 21, 2003
Although H. Richard Niebuhr is known less in America than his brother Reinhold, nonetheless Richard's theology should continue to be examined by Christians because of its timelessness. This particular collection, while not Richard's best known works or even very polished in its language at times, still imparts some warnings and insights we all need to hear. The Cole Lecture series on the "Next Steps in Theology" are somewhat outdated but general enough to have meaning for any Christian involved in theological education.

But the gems of the book are two short pieces that are memorable Christian witnesses unto themselves. "A Christian Interpretation of War" forcefully states that God is sovereign in war, regardless and often despite the intentions of its actors. Richard's objectivity is intense, and you can tell that he truly and prayerfully struggled with his own biases in order to write this work. And the epilogue on what the church does during war should be posted on every pastor's wall.

H. Richard's sermon on I Corinthians 1:18, "The Logic of the Cross," was preached at Yale Divinity School over fifty years ago and still speaks to our human tendency to ignore the cross. Richard directly confronts our desire to earn survival and to outlast our enemies. By doing so, Richard opens up the word "perishing" so that we can then understand how we are "being saved" in this moment when we have faith in the power of God through the cross. He suggests a relationship between our survival instinct and our faith that is both realistic and uplifting.


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