Christ and Culture

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Harper Collins, Sep 5, 1956 - Religion - 320 pages
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This 50th-anniversary edition, with a new foreword by the distinguished historian Martin E. Marty, who regards this book as one of the most vital books of our time, as well as an introduction by the author never before included in the book, and a new preface by James Gustafson, the premier Christian ethicist who is considered Niebuhr’s contemporary successor, poses the challenge of being true to Christ in a materialistic age to an entirely new generation of Christian readers.
  

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User Review  - Rob Rakis - Goodreads

This was a book given to me a few months ago. I had no expectations coming into it and that was probably a good thing. It gives a couple perspectives on how a Christian should behave within and react to culture. If nothing else it is a good source for reference to authors and their works. Read full review

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User Review  - Tyson Guthrie - Goodreads

Christ and Culture is a typological approach to the question of Christ and culture. As such, it is liable to the usual sins of typology--oversimplification and misrepresentation. Niebuhr is aware of ... Read full review

Contents

A Note to the Reader
ix
Christ and Culture in Paradox
xvii
An Appreciative Interpretation
xxi
Types of Christian Ethics
xxxvii
The Enduring Problem
1
Christ Against Culture
45
The Christ of Culture
83
Christ Above Culture
116
THE THEOLOGY OF THE DUALISTS
149
6 Christ the Transformer of Culture
190
A Concluding Unscientific Postscript
230
Index
257
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About the author (1956)

H. Richard Niebuhr was one of the most influential American Protestant theologians of the 20th century and a legendary professor at Yale who was considered a leading authority on ethics and the American church. He was a passionate advocate for living out one's Christian faith authentically in the context of real world of today. He influenced many of our leading contemporary ethical leaders such as Stephen Carter, Garry Wills, and Michael Novak.

The younger brother of the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, H. Richard was educated at Eden Theological Seminary and Washington University in St. Louis, Yale Divinity School, and Yale University, where he was one of the first students to receive a Ph.D. in religion (1924). Ordained a pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1916, he taught at Eden Theological Seminary (1919–22; 1927–31) and also served as president of Elmhurst College (1924–27). From 1931 he taught theology and Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School.

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