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Why Niebuhr matters

Charles C. Lemert

Why Niebuhr matters

by Charles C. Lemert

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    Reinhold Niebuhr was a Protestant preacher, an influential religious thinker, and an important moral guide in mid-twentieth-century America. But what does he have to say to us now? In this title, the author analyzes why interest in Niebuhr is rising and how Niebuhr provides the answers we ache for in the face of seismic shifts in the global order.

    Edition Notes

    StatementCharles Lemert
    SeriesWhy X matters
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 252 p.
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26887852M
    ISBN 100300192541
    ISBN 109780300192544
    OCLC/WorldCa840431608

    Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Why Niebuhr matters in SearchWorks catalog . Today, “Moral Man and Immoral Society: Rediscovering Reinhold Niebuhr.” Reinhold Niebuhr was born in , the German-American son of a Protestant minister. As a young man, he pastored a church in Henry Ford’s Detroit, where he became a force for labor rights and race relations.

      Niebuhr brilliantly applied the tragic insights of Augustine and Calvin to moral and political issues. He poured out his thoughts in a stream of powerful books, articles and sermons.   Andrew J. Bacevich, in his introduction to the republished edition of Reinhold Niebuhr’s The Irony of American History, calls it “the most important book ever written on US foreign policy.” Certainly it would be hard to think of another book from the s that retains, nearly sixty years later, both its compulsive readability and so much.

      Why Niebuhr Now? - Ebook written by John Patrick Diggins. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Why Niebuhr Now?. Why Niebuhr Matters () Reinhold Niebuhr (–) was a Protestant preacher, an influential religious thinker, and an important moral guide in mid-twentieth-century America.


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Why Niebuhr matters by Charles C. Lemert Download PDF EPUB FB2

In this lively overview of Niebuhr's career, Charles Lemert analyzes why interest in Niebuhr is rising and how Niebuhr provides the answers we ache for in the face of seismic shifts in the global by: 6. This books main strength is Lemerts hagiographic voice, one that is almost always prepared to mount a passionate and reasoned defense of Niebuhrs views; its main weaknesses are frequent In some ways, Charles Lemert’s book about the elder Niebuhr brother changed this/5.

e-book. DescriptionReviewsTable of Contents. A leading social theorist analyzes how and why Niebuhr's revival has taken place, ultimately arguing for his political and moral relevance today. Reinhold Niebuhr (–) was a Protestant preacher, an influential religious thinker, and an important moral guide in mid-twentieth-century America.

Why Niebuhr matters Charles C Lemert ''A leading social theorist analyzes how and why a revival of interest in Niebuhr has taken place, ultimately arguing for his political and moral relevance today''--Jacket.

Why Niebuhr. --Reinhold Niebuhr: tamed cynic --Evangelical preacher: Why Niebuhr matters book and tares --Powers, pulpits, and politics: moral man and immoral society --Sin, self, and society: nature and destiny of man --Nations, global politics, and religion: irony and American history --Political recovery and globalization: knowing the difference.

Series Title. YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers.

Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email. Several of Niebuhr's books have recently been re-issued, including An Interpretation of Christian Ethics and The Irony of American History.

The. Niebuhr’s later book, originally a set of Gifford Lectures published in as “The Nature and Destiny of Man,” is a truly sobering account of human beings and their place in the world which touches on some of the same issues and more fully develops them.4/5(1).

Charles Lemert is Senior Fellow at Yale's Center for Comparative Research. His recent books include The Structural Lie: Small Clues to Globalization (Paradigm, ) as well as Why Niebuhr Matters (Yale University Press, ).

Here he shares some casting ideas for an adaptation of Why Niebuhr Matters: If Hollywood could do wonderful movies on, among others, the mathematical Author: Marshal Zeringue. Niebuhr’s later book, originally a set of Gifford Lectures published in as “The Nature and Destiny of Man,” is a truly sobering account of human beings and their place in the world which touches on some of the same issues and more fully develops them.

Those who downloaded this book also downloaded the following books. Why Niebuhr matters. [Charles C Lemert] -- Reinhold Niebuhr () was a Protestant preacher, an influential religious thinker, and an important moral guide in mid-twentieth-century America. But what does he have to say to us now.

Lemert (emer., Wesleyan), a leading social theorist, analyzes the lively revival of interest in Niebuhr () and how Niebuhr's realistic assessment of human limitations clarifies moral situations.

Professor of Christian social ethics at the Union Theological Seminary, Niebuhr was one of the most influential Protestant preachers, thinkers, and moral guides in the midth-century : P. Linwood Urban. "A leading social theorist analyzes how and why a revival of interest in Niebuhr has taken place, ultimately arguing for his political and moral relevance today"--Jacket.

Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (–) was an American Reformed theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years. Niebuhr was one of America's leading public intellectuals for several decades of the 20th century and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in A public theologian, he wrote and spoke Alma mater: Elmhurst College, Eden.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Why Niebuhr Matters (Why X Matters Series) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5. The main reason for the Niebuhr revival, as demonstrated by Charles Lemert’s new book, Why Niebuhr Matters, is that liberals started rereading The Irony of American History during the Gulf Wars.

They found what they were looking for. Lee "Why Niebuhr Matters" por Charles Lemert disponible en Rakuten Kobo. Reinhold Niebuhr (–) was a Protestant preacher, an influential religious thinker, and an important moral guide i Brand: Yale University Press. Yale University Press presents the Why X Matters series, in which passionate authors present concise arguments for the continuing relevance of important people or ideas.

The Why X Matters series aims to champion the cause of important disciplines and influential thinkers that are perhaps under-represented in modern discourse. Why Niebuhr Matters Reinhold Niebuhr (–) was a Protestant preacher, an influential religious thinker, and an important moral guide in mid-twentieth-century America.

But what does he. That apt summary sufficiently explains why Niebuhr mattered to his time. What it doesn’t explain is why Niebuhr matters to ours.

After all, in the s and ’90s, Niebuhr was seldom referenced.Why Niebuhr matters / Charles Lemert. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index.

ISBN (cloth: alk. paper) 1. Niebuhr, Reinhold, – I. Title. BXN5L46 ´—dc22 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

This paper meets the requirements of. Picking What We Like From Niebuhr that he ought to read one or two of Niebuhr's books. There are some surprises, too. ideas than in explaining what the man wrote and why it matters .