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The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Rebekah L. Miles

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Feminist theologians have commonly identified Reinhold Niebuhr's Christian realism as a prime example of a patriarchal theological ethic that promotes domination. In this study, the author claims ... More


Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Richard Crouter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a primer on the political prophet and Christian social ethicist Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971), who is widely cited for his political realism in the aftermath of George W. Bush’s ... More


Freedom and Boundedness

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter starts by describing the setting within which the book was written, and provides an outline of the main contents. It the next two sections, it goes on to give the historical ... More


Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Richard Harries and Stephen Platten (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

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 ... More


Niebuhr's ‘Nature of Man’ and Christian Realism

Jean Bethke Elshtain

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Reinhold Niebuhr's theological anthropology receives less critical attention than his direct pronouncements on political and social matters, especially those that touch on conflict and war. But ... More


Conclusion: Realism Revisited

Stephen Platten

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter discusses four key themes which are raised in different contexts throughout this book. These are: Niebuhr's theological anthropology; some key issues relating to ecclesiology; ... More


Dueling Realisms

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This final chapter points toward an alternative position that critically retrieves the realisms of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Sharon Welch, and Reinhold Niebuhr, and finds a middle way between the ... More


Reinhold Niebuhr in Historical Perspective

Robin W. Lovin

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses criticisms against Reinhold Niebuhr. It attempts to put Reinhold Niebuhr in historical perspective, in the same way that Niebuhr himself arrived at a more balanced appreciation ... More


Freedom for the World

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with Reinhold Niebuhr's claim that human experience is both bound and free (human boundedness and human self‐transcendence), and goes on to examine the broader ethical ... More


Radical Orthodoxy's Critique of Niebuhr

Ben Quash

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Reinhold Niebuhr's ‘Christian realism’ was in significant part a rejection of the pacifism and optimism of the Social Gospel movement in the United States. Even though Niebuhr had initially been ... More


Reinhold Niebuhr's ‘Outsider Ecclesiology’

Wendy Dackson

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ecclesiology is one of the weaker aspects of Niebuhr's thinking. He frequently collapses the ideas of ‘Church’, ‘Christianity’, and the aggregate of believers into one another in sometimes confusing ... More


The Irony of American Evangelical Politics

Kevin Carnahan

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

American evangelical political theology is facing a crisis of self-identity. Many evangelicals have claimed that evangelical political theology has been taken captive by the Republican Party. In ... More


Reinhold Niebuhr: Prophet of Christian Realism

John G. Stackhouse

in Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr on Christian realism. Analyses of Niebuhr's works suggest that he offered almost no reflection on how the church as an institution could ... More


Conclusion: Making the Best of It

John G. Stackhouse

in Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Christian realism and what sort of person an individual should be for Jesus Christ in today's society. It proposes a renewed Christian realism ... More


Principles of a New Realism

John G. Stackhouse

in Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the principles of the new Christian realism. It discusses the complexity with the simple recognition of tensions that people must acknowledge in their daily dealings at home, in ... More


The relationship between narrative ethics and Christian moral realism

Rufus Black

in Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270201
eISBN:
9780191683947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270201.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the relationship between narrative ethics and Christian moral realism. It professes that narrative ethics cannot stand alone and to realize its own objectives it needs to ... More


Introduction: Why We Need (Feminist) Christian Realism Now More Than Ever

Caron E. Gentry

in This American Moment: A Feminist Christian Realist Intervention

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901264
eISBN:
9780190901295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901264.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

This introduction contrasts the election of President Obama with the election of President Trump, introducing the concept of anxiety politics and the role of emotions in discourse. It argues that ... More


Love in Political Times

Caron E. Gentry

in This American Moment: A Feminist Christian Realist Intervention

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901264
eISBN:
9780190901295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901264.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

This chapter delineates the continued relevance and necessity of Christian realism in political and international theology. Of particular importance is how Christian realism understands the fallible ... More


Toward a More Effective Evangelical Global Engagement

in Evangelicals and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199987634
eISBN:
9780199367818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987634.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The church’s authority in public affairs is directly proportional to its knowledge of the issues and the skill with which it identifies and applies relevant biblical-moral principles. To be ... More


This American Moment: A Feminist Christian Realist Intervention

Caron E. Gentry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901264
eISBN:
9780190901295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901264.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

This American Moment focuses on the concept of anxiety politics by arguing that America is in crisis. Those who uphold or participate in racist and misogynist politics are threatened by changes to ... More


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