Niebuhr and His Age: Reinhold Niebuhr's Prophetic Role and Legacy / Edition 1

Niebuhr and His Age: Reinhold Niebuhr's Prophetic Role and Legacy / Edition 1

by Charles C. Brown, Arthur M., Jr. Schlesinger Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563383756

ISBN-13: 9781563383755

Pub. Date: 02/01/2002

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Now available in paperback, Niebuhr and His Age provides an extensively researched account of Reinhold Niebuhr, and includes a foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.  See more details below

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Now available in paperback, Niebuhr and His Age provides an extensively researched account of Reinhold Niebuhr, and includes a foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

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ISBN-13:
9781563383755
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.95(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the New Edition
Preface to the New Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Ch. 1Niebuhr's Wisdom in an Age of Perplexity1
Ch. 2From His Father's Parsonage to the Motor City9
Gustav Niebuhr and the Heritage of German Pietism9
Elmhurst, Eden, and Yale12
Bethel's Pastor: Early Years20
The Hard Realities of Europe and Detroit23
Bethel's Pastor: Later Years29
Ch. 3Toward Christian Realism in Social Ethics36
Union Seminary and the World36
Searching for Justice in the Depths of a Depression45
Ethics in a Theological Context53
Faith and Politics in a Disjointed Time56
"When the Beer is Served at Reinie's"65
Ch. 4The Magnum Opus: Human Nature and Destiny68
The Gifford Lectures68
Classicism, Modernity, and a Christian View of Human Nature74
A Synthesis of Renaissance Values and Reformation Insights81
Assessments of a Great Work89
Ch. 5Defending the West against the Nazi Menace95
The Drift to War from Munich to the Fall of France95
The Western Cause in the Age of Churchill97
"In the Battle and Above It"107
Democracy Vindicated114
Roosevelt and the Climax of the War118
Ch. 6Politics and Theology in the Postwar Years124
Europe Divided: Russia and the West124
In the Classroom and on the Road131
The Marshall Plan, Israel, and Amsterdam137
Truman and the Policy of Containment145
Theological Insights on Life and History153
America's Precarious Eminence161
Ch. 7The World and Union Seminary at Mid-Century165
The Advent of the Eisenhower Era165
Union Seminary in the 1950s173
The Uneasy Peace of a Nuclear Age181
Ch. 8Christian Faith and the Social Order189
Politics and Culture in a Technical Society189
Hebraic and Hellenic Sources of the Western Heritage197
A Pious and Secular Nation201
Nations and Empires in the Configurations of History206
Ch. 9Advice and Reflections in a Troubled Decade212
Kennedy's Achievement212
Belated Justice for Black Americans221
Catholicism and Protestantism in Transition224
Dynamics and Enigmas of Human Existence230
A Misguided Venture in Southeast Asia233
The World in the Later 1960s239
"A Prophet among Us"242
Ch. 10The Nieburian Legacy246
App. AA Reinhold Niebuhr Chronology259
App. BA Review of Literature on Reinhold Niebuhr's Life and Thought262
Notes278
Bibliography and Other Sources311
Index317

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