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Author Erwin, Scott R. (Scott Robert), 1982-
Title The theological vision of Reinhold Niebuhr's "The irony of American history" : "in the battle and above it" / Scott R. Erwin.
Imprint Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2013.

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Author Erwin, Scott R. (Scott Robert), 1982-
Series Oxford theology and religion monographs.
Oxford theology and religion monographs.
Subject Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971. Irony of American history.
Christianity and politics.
Cold War.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953.
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Reinhold Niebuhr remains a reference point in an ongoing national conversation about America's role in the world. Commentators with divergent political and religious views draw upon his 1951 work, 'The Irony of American History'. In this book Scott R. Erwin brings an appreciation of Niebuhr's theological vision to aid understanding of Irony.
Contents 3. Discerning the Signs of the Times: The Relevance of Niebuhra?s Theological Vision to the Cold WarIllusions of History and the Signs of the Times -- Christian Hope and the Pinnacle of the Faith -- Korea, Nuclear Arms, and Delusions of Vainglory -- 4. The Irony of The Irony of American History -- Niebuhr and Barth: The a€œSuper-Theologiansa? Meet -- The Irony of American History -- Where is the Theology? -- Lincoln as a€œAmericaa?s Greatest Theologiana? -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- J -- K
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. From Tragedy to Beyond Tragedy: The Development of Niebuhra?s Christian Understanding of History -- Political Cynicism and a Tragic View of History -- Paul Tillich and the Category of Myth -- The Cross and a Viewpoint Beyond Tragedy -- 2. a€œIn the Battle and Above Ita?: Niebuhra?s Nature and Destiny of Man and World War II -- The Gathering Storm -- Human Nature -- Christianity and Crisis -- In the Battle and Above It -- Human Destiny
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ISBN 9780191667619 (electronic bk.)
0191667617 (electronic bk.)
9780191757808 (ebook)
0191757802 (ebook)
9780199678372
0199678375
OCLC # 854995499
Additional Format Print version: Erwin, Scott R. Theological vision of Reinhold Niebuhr's 'The irony of American history" 9780199678372 (OCoLC)828415736.


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