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Brooks, Dionne, and Tippett Discuss the Legacy of Reinhold Niebuhr & the Future of Christian Realism
Nature and Destiny of Man
Oct 26, Bob rated it it was amazing Shelves: theology. Paul Kolbet. Ponderous but unique insights into freedom, reinhhold huge attention to detail. Niebuhr, a corrective to the easy conscience of modern man.
Tim Cox rated it it was amazing Aug 16. Just as the human mind can provide meaning to a sequence of chronological events by comprehending them all in an instant. The task of the interpreter is to discern the permanent truth to which the mythological story points, the latter to the passing and to sin. The former relates to absolute good, so God provides meaning by comprehending all events both prospectively and retrospectively.
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For close to three decades Reinhold Niebuhr exercised a profound influence on American thought and ideas in his response to the series of events that affected his generation: World War I and the disappointment that followed in its wake; the Great Depression; the strengthening of American isolationism and the shunningof involvement in Old World affairs; World War II and the Cold War that followed; the emergent nuclear age and the tragedy of Vietnam as a symbol of American imperialism. Niebuhr was the philosopher most often quoted in the United States in the middle third of the twentieth century, becoming the leading critic of modern American thought in its shift from accepted Christian values toward more liberal and pragmatic outlooks. His Moral Man and Immoral Society , 2 an exposure of the brutality pervading modern capitalist and industrialist society, aroused great interest immediately on publication. In The Nature and Destiny of Man 3 Niebuhr analyzed the sinfulness rooted in the human condition, echoing the medieval perception of man as having an essentially corrupt nature. Martin Luther King said that Niebuhr had a greater influence on him than Gandhi.
It offers a sustained articulation of Niebuhr's theological ethics and is considered a landmark in twentieth-century thought! But Niebuhr was not satisfied with the job of pastor to a small community; he aspired to leave his mark on the wider world! Every realization of self that is motivated by self-interest results in a narrowing of the self. Iain R. The growth, annd.
The Nature and Destiny of Man two volumes, is one of the important works of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. The book is partly based on his Gifford Lectures. In , the Modern Library ranked it the 18th-greatest non-fiction book of the 20th century. Niebuhr deals with big issues such as the nature of man , history, and the end of history. Niebuhr begins by arguing that the Christian view of man's nature, compared with alternative views, is more complete and offers more explanatory power. According to the Christian view, man is made in the image of God.
To see what your friends thought of this book, abd sign up. Augustine rejected Manichaean dualism emphatically in favor of a realist account in which evil remained essentially inexplicable. Reinhold Niebuhr. Whereas political success has to do with how well one is able to assert or maintain power over another, ethics seeks the disinterested good of another.
A New Yorker cartoon that Niebuhr would have enjoyed depicted Adam and Eve being chased out of the Garden of Eden by an angel wielding a flaming sword. To this end he let his human will be seen. Sommaire - Document suivant. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.