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Overview This book brings together the best of the unpublished works of H. Richard Niebuhr, one of the outstanding American religious thinkers of this century.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.
Publishers Description This book brings together the best of the unpublished works of H. Richard Niebuhr, one of the outstanding American religious thinkers of this century.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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Studio: Yale University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.15" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Feb 17, 1998
Publisher Yale University Press
ISBN 0300074379 ISBN13 9780300074376
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More About H. Richard Niebuhr & William Stacy Johnson
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.
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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.