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On Niebuhr

A Theological Study

Langdon Gilkey’s insightful, engaging book offers a detailed—and not uncritical—examination of one of the most influential American theologians of the twentieth century.

276 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2001

Religion: Philosophy of Religion, Theology, and Ethics

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Preface
Part 1: First Encounters and Early Political Writings
1. Early Encounters
2. The Structure of Niebuhr’s Theology
3. Early Political Writings
Part 2: Niebuhr’s Mature Theology
4. Meaning, Mystery, Myth, and Revelation
5. The Doctrine of Human Nature
6. Sin: Anxiety, Pride, and Self-Deception
7. Sin: In Bondage yet Free, Inevitable but Not Necessary
8. The Understanding of History
9. The Biblical Understanding of History
10. The Enigma of History and Eschatology
11. Reflections
Index

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