Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics God and Power

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-13
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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When Barack Obama praised the writings of philosopher theologian Reinhold Niebuhr in the run up to the 2008 US Presidential Elections, he joined a long line of top politicians who closely engaged with Niebuhr's ideas, including Tony Benn, Jimmy Carter, Ma

Table of Contents

Introduction, Richard Harries
1. Reinhold Niebuhr in Historical Perspective, Robin W. Lovin
2. On Recent Political Uses of Reinhold Niebuhr: Toward a New Appreciation of his Legacy, Mac McCorkle
3. Niebuhr's 'Nature of Man' and Christian Realism, Jean Bethke Elshtain
4. Radical Orthodoxy's Critique of Niebuhr, Ben Quash
5. The Nature and Destiny of Serious Theology, Samuel Wells
6. Reinhold Niebuhr's 'Outsider Ecclesiology', Wendy Dackson
7. Niebuhr, Liturgy and Public Theology, Stephen Platten
8. Falling Far Short: Taking Sin Seriously?, Martyn Percy
9. Distinguishing Hope from Utopian Aspiration: Revisiting Reinhold Niebuhr, Ian Markham
10. Reinhold Niebuhr and the Political Possibility of Forgiveness, Nigel Biggar
11. What Makes Us Think That God Wants Democracy?, Richard Harries
12. Realism and Progress: Niebuhr's Thought and Contemporary Challenges, Anatol Lieven
13. Reinhold Niebuhr and the Use of Force, John D. Carlson
14. The Irony of American Evangelical Politics, Kevin Carnahan
15. Reinhold Niebuhr and the Problem of Religious Pluralism, Wilfred M. McClay
Conclusion: Realism Revisited, Stephen Platten

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