Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics

Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics


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One of the theological classics of the twentieth century, Niebuhr's Moral Man and Immoral Society argues that using moral persuasion and shaming to affect the behavior of such collectives as corporations and nation states is fruitless, as these groups will inevitably seek to promote only their self-interest. He calls for a realistic assessment of group behavior and enumerates how individual morality can mitigate social immorality.

This edition includes a foreword by Cornel West that explores the continued interest in Niebuhr’s thought and its contemporary relevance.

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ISBN-13: 9780664266356
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 01/26/2021
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Reinhold Niebuhr was Professor of Applied Christianity at Union Theological Seminary in New York City from 1928 to 1960. This edition marks the fiftieth anniversary of his death in 1971.

Cornel West holds a joint appointment at the Harvard Divinity School and the Harvard Department of African and African American Studies as Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy. He is the author of several works, including Prophesy Deliverance!

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