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Title Reinhold Niebuhr and contemporary politics : God and power / edited by Richard Harries and Stephen Platten.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Subject Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971.
Christianity and politics.
Christian ethics.
Political ethics.
Alt Name Harries, Richard, 1936-
Platten, Stephen.
Add Title Reinhold Niebuhr & contemporary politics
Description 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages)
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-252) and index.
Contents Introduction / Richard Harris -- Reinhold Niebuhr in historical perspective / Robin W. Lovin -- On recent political uses of Reinhold Niebuhr : toward a new appreciation of his legacy / Mac McCorkle -- Niebuhr's 'nature of man' and Christian realism / Jean Bethke Elshtain -- Radical orthodoxy's critique of Niebuhr / Ben Quash -- The nature and destiny of serious theology / Samuel Wells -- Reinhold Niebuhr's 'outsider ecclesiology' / Wendy Dackson -- Niebuhr, liturgy, and public theology / Stephen Platten -- Falling far short : taking sin seriously / Martyn Percy -- Distinguishing hope from Utopian aspiration : revisiting Reinhold Niebuhr / Ian Markham -- Reinhold Niebuhr and the political possibility of forgiveness / Nigel Biggar -- What makes us think that God wants democracy? / Richard Harries -- Realism and progress : Niebuhr's thought and contemporary challenges / Anatol Lieven -- Reinhold Niebuhr and the use of force / John D. Carlson -- The irony of American evangelical politics / Kevin Carnahan -- Reinhold Niebuhr and the problem of religious pluralism / Wilfred M. McClay -- Conclusion : Realism revisited / Stephen Platten.
Summary When Barack Obama praised the writings of Reinhold Niebuhr in the run up to his election, he joined a long line of politicians who engaged with Niebuhr's ideas. This book discusses how a re-evaluation of Niebuhr's thought can help inform contemporary debates on Christian social ethics and other wider theological issues.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191573378 (electronic bk.)
019157337X (electronic bk.)
9780199571833
019957183X
OCLC # 649832161
Additional Format Print version: Reinhold Niebuhr and contemporary politics. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780199571833 (DLC) 2010922494 (OCoLC)473444418


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