H. Richard Niebuhr
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Responsibility Of The Church For Society$35.00Add to cart
This collection of essays from one of America’s great theological minds explores the nature and meaning of Christian community. First published between 1945 and 1960, these essays make clear for the first time H. Richard Niebuhr’s moral theology of the church. Understanding Christianity itself as a movement-and not an institution-Niebuhr argues that, at their best, Christian communities should express and move forward with the ongoing, transforming relation of God and the world.
Meaning Of Revelation$28.00Add to cart
This reissue of a twentieth-century classic by H. Richard Niebuhr emphasizes an understanding of God’s revelation that takes seriously both the Bible itself and modern ideas about the nature of history. The book argues that God’s revelation is “confessional history.” The source and setting of basic Christian convictions lie within a historical framework. By his focus on revelation as personal experience, Niebuhr served as the igniting force for views of future theological movements that are still prevalent more than forty years after his death. First published in 1941, this masterful work is now enhanced with a new introduction by Douglas F. Ottati, which sets Niebuhr’s work in the context of his other writings and explores the significance of this book.
Responsible Self : An Essay In Christian Moral Philosophy$37.00Add to cart
The Responsible Self was H. Richard Niebuhr’s most important work in Christian ethics, and it remains a landmark contribution to the field.
Here Niebuhr probes the fundamental character of the moral life. He finds the key in the concept of responsibility, which implies not only the freedom and flexibility of responsiveness to others but also a guiding ideal of unlimited concern that goes beyond vague norms and narrow codes.
The book is based on lectures delivered by Niebuhr at Glasgow University. James M. Gustafson, who was Niebuhr’s colleague at Yale Divinity School, provides a brilliant introduction.