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By Richard Harries,Stephen Platten

ISBN-10: 019957183X

ISBN-13: 9780199571833

while Barack Obama praised the writings of thinker theologian Reinhold Niebuhr within the run as much as the 2008 US Presidential Elections, he joined an extended line of best politicians who heavily engaged with Niebuhr's principles, together with Tony Benn, Jimmy Carter, Martin Luther King Jr. and Dennis Healey.

Beginning along with his early ministry among business employees in early 20th century Detroit, Niebuhr displayed a passionate dedication to social justice that infused his life's paintings. carefully championing 'Christian Realism' he sought a essentially oriented highbrow engagement with the political demanding situations of his day. His principles on diplomacy have additionally helped to form debate among prime educational thinkers and coverage makers. In either Christian and secular contexts he
continues to draw new readers today.

In this well timed re-examination either critics and disciples of Niebuhr's paintings give some thought to his outstanding contribution to Christian social ethics, the Christian doctrine of humanity, and the engagement of Christian proposal with modern politics. The authors convey quite a lot of services from each side of the Atlantic, indicating how a re-examination of Niebuhr's proposal may also help tell modern debates on Christian social ethics and different wider theological issues.

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