Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics
Moral Man and Immoral Societyis Reinhold Niebuhr's important early study in ethics and politics. Forthright and realistic, it discusses the inevitability of social conflict, the brutal behavior of human collectives of every sort, the inability of rationalists and social scientists to even imagine the realities of collective power, and, ultimately, how individual morality can overcome social immorality.
The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.
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Review: Moral Man and Immoral Society: Study in Ethics and Politics (Library of Theological Ethics)User Review - Megan - Goodreads
Dense, remarkably prescient. It has helped me square a lot of my own internal ethical conflicts. Read full review
Review: Moral Man and Immoral Society: Study in Ethics and Politics (Library of Theological Ethics)User Review - Christina "6 word reviewer" Lake - Goodreads
Individual morality cannot overcome social immorality. Read full review
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