Human Nature, Interest, and Power: A Critique of Reinhold Niebuhr's Social Thought

Human Nature, Interest, and Power: A Critique of Reinhold Niebuhr's Social Thought

by Tex Sample

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620326268
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Tex Sample is the Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at the Saint Paul School of Theology (Kansas City). Author of ten previous books, his most recent is The Future of John Wesley's Theology (Cascade, 2012). He is a freelance speaker and workshop leader in the United States and overseas and is active in broad-based organizing in Phoenix, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Preface: For the Love of Niebuhr ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Abbreviations xv

1 Human Nature: The Transcendent and Finite Self 1

2 Niebuhr's View of Interest 34

3 Niebuhr's Concept of Power 68

4 The Balance of Power in Niebuhr's Social Thought 85

5 Internal Power: A Brief Excursus on Formation in Niebuhr 111

6 A Narrative Illustration 119

7 Political Implications 136

Bibliography 163

Index 167

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