The Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr, Third Edition

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Apr 11, 2011 - Religion - 116 pages
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Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 1971) whom President Barack Obama famously named as his favorite philosopher in a 2007 interview was arguably the most influential American theologian of the twentieth century. Gabriel Fackre s Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr has long provided a compact introduction to Niehbuhr s life and thought.

With Niebuhr s enduring legacy again rising to prominence in political and religious circles, Fackre has reworked his standard account of this iconic visionary realist for a new generation. In this revised and updated third edition, Fackre crystallizes key themes in Niebuhr s writings, addresses and debunks Tall Tales that have sprung up around Niebuhr s legacy, and applies Niebuhr s thinking to twenty-first-century theological and cultural issues.
 

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Contents

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Theological Roots 21
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Political Shoots 43
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Realism and Vision 59
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Niebuhrian Counsels and Correctives 69
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the 1990s 83
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Tall Tales about Reinhold Niebuhr 101
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Gabriel Fackre is Abbot Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology at Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Massachusetts. His other books include Restoring the Center: Essays Evangelical & Ecumenical and (with Dorothy Fackre) Christian Basics: A Primer for Pilgrims (Eerdmans).

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