The Constant Dialogue: Reinhold Niebuhr and American Intellectual Culture

The Constant Dialogue: Reinhold Niebuhr and American Intellectual Culture

by Martin Halliwell

Paperback

$38.54 $41.00 Save 6% Current price is $38.54, Original price is $41. You Save 6%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Thursday, September 28 ,  Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Overview

The Constant Dialogue: Reinhold Niebuhr and American Intellectual Culture by Martin Halliwell

In this important new work, Martin Halliwell focuses on the tensions between the two dimensions of Reinhold Niebuhr's thought: his political role as a radical social critic and the conservative drift of his religious beliefs. Halliwell concentrates particularly on his attempts to justify the role of the religious critic in a secular age by tracing his thought back to European and American traditions of religious individualism. In order to better examine Niebuhr's philosophy, Halliwell positions him in a series of debates on political, religious, ethical, and cultural themes with other public intellectuals such as John Dewey, Paul Tillich, W. H. Auden, George Kennan, and Martin Luther King, Jr. In doing so, the book reassesses the role of "dialogue" in Reinhold Niebuhr's thought and the important contributions that Reinhold Niebuhr made to twentieth century American culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742508422
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Series: American Intellectual Culture Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.34(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Martin Halliwell is professor of American studies at the University of Leicester. He is the author of four previous books: Romantic Science and the Experience of Self, Modernism and Morality, Critical Humanisms, and Images of Idiocy.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews