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by Reinhold Niebuhr

  • Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
  • ISBN: 140670475X
  • ISBN13: 978-1406704754
  • ePub: 1174 kb | FB2: 1656 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Theology
  • Publisher: Nord Press (March 15, 2007)
  • Pages: 272
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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Faith and History - A Comparison of Christian and Modern Views of History ePub download

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Faith and History book. Niebuhr has such a vast knowledge of history, philosophy, and theology, and he consistently brings that knowledge to bear in his literary arguments. The general theme of this work seems to be the idea that even true faith can fall victim to the sin of idolatry when it begins to esteem its own version of the truth (and therefore its own interests) over and above the truth and interests of the other. After reading this, I am more than e As I have generally found, this is a somewhat difficult read.

Faith and history a comparison of christian and modern views of history by reinhold niebuhr. The history of mankind exhibits no more ironic experience than the contrast between the sanguine hopes of recent centuries and the bitter experiences of contemporary man. Every technical advance, which previous generations regarded as a harbinger or guarantor of the redemption of mankind from its various difficulties, has proved to be the cause, or at least the occasion, for a new dimension of ancient perplexities.

Walter Lippmann once called Reinhold Niebuhr the greatest mind America had produced since Jonathan Edwards. It was fitting, then, that Niebuhr died at home in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in the town where Edwards had preached. He was born in Wright City, Missouri, and his father was a German immigrant who served those German-speaking churches that preserved both the Lutheran and Reformed (Calvinist) traditions and piety. After seminary in St. Louis, he studied for two years at Yale University, and the . he received there was the highest degree he earned.

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The real alternative to the Christian faith elaborated by modern secular culture was the idea that history is itself Christ, which is to say that historical development is redemp tive. Typical modern theology accommodated itself to this secular scheme of redemption much too readily. Meanwhile the experiences of contemporary man have refuted the modern faith in the redemp tive character of history itself. This refutation has given the Christian faith, as presented in the Bible, a new relevance.

History, Politics, and the Sense of Sin : The Case of Reinhold Niebuhr. Peter Kennealy - 1985 - In Athanasios Moulakis (e., The Promise of History: Essays in Political Philosophy.

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Faith and History a Comparison of Christian and Modern Views of History. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know i. his work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Does Civilization Need Religion? A Study in the Social Resources and Limitations of Religion in Modern Life.

Faith and History Hardcover – August 1, 1977. by Reinhold Niebuhr (Author). Pg. 101) Rather, "The idea of a universal history emerges by reason of the fact that the divine sovereignty which overarches all historical destiny is not the possession of any people or the extension of any particular historical power.

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