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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


Taking the Long View of History

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 examines the sense of history (awareness of the heights and depth of our existence) set forth in Niebuhr’s masterful book, The Nature and Destiny of Man, as an ever-present motif of his ... More


Falling Far Short: Taking Sin Seriously

Martyn Percy

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/9780199571833.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This brief chapter lightly sketches the contours of the difficulties churches currently face, in our modern secular society, of talking about sin. Implied within this, of course, comes a ... More


“In the Battle and Above It”: Niebuhr’s Nature and Destiny of Man and World War II

Scott R. Erwin

in The Theological Vision of Reinhold Niebuhr's The Irony of American History: “In the Battle and Above It”

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678372
eISBN:
9780191757808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678372.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter explores the role that Niebuhr’s Nature and Destiny of Man played in the continued development of his theological outlook and reviews his mixed success in remaining in and above the ... More


The Theological Vision of Reinhold Niebuhr's The Irony of American History: “In the Battle and Above It”

Scott R. Erwin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678372
eISBN:
9780191757808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678372.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This book argues that an appreciation of Reinhold Niebuhr’s theological vision is necessary for understanding the full measure of his 1951 work, The Irony of American History. The work is important ... More


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