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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)
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.)
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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