Faith on Earth: An Inquiry Into the Structure of Human Faith

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Yale University Press, Jul 1, 1991 - Religion - 138 pages
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This important book is an accessible and detailed statement on faith by H. Richard Niebuhr, one of the leading American theologians of this century. Edited by the author's son, himself a distinguished writer and thinker on religious issues, it makes available Niebuhr's last major unpublished writings.
 

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While this work suffers from many of the problems characteristic of posthumously edited collections, it is a significant exposition of the nature of human faith and a worthy addition to the corpus of ... Read full review

Contents

FAITH IN QUESTION
1
THE METHOD OF REFLECTION
23
BELIEVING AND KNOWING
31
THE STRUCTURE OF FAITH
43
BROKEN FAITH
63
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF FAITH
83
THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH
102
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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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