Love and Justice
Selections from the Shorter Writings of Reinhold Niebuhr
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Love and Justice by Reinhold Niebuhr
Book DescriptionReinhold Niebuhr is renowned for his unflinching honesty concerning issues of social ethics, specifically, love and justice. Humans, Niebuhr says, are incapable of perfect love. Therefore, their struggle against evil and injustice is doomed to only relative victory, although they strive to live in the ideal world. Niebuhr's concern with this paradox gave rise to numerous writings over the years in which he explored the many angles, subtleties, heights, and depths of the problems of humanity and society. Now sixty-four of these important pieces are compiled in a single volume, providing evidence of Niebuhr's belief that positive decisions and actions are possible for Christians. The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664253226
(229mm x 152mm x 466mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Reinhold Niebuhr
Reinhold Niebuhr, Hardback (April 2015)
This volume includes four books written by the author: Leaves from the notebook of a tamed cynic, Moral man and immoral society, The children of light and the children of darkness, and The irony of American history. There is also a selection of lectures, sermons, essays, and prayers.
Interpretation of Christian Ethics, Paperback (January 2013)
This 1935 book answered some of the theological questions raised by Moral Man and Immoral Society (1932) and articulated for the first time Niebuhr's theological position on many issues.
Children of Light and the Children of Darkness, Paperback (August 2011)
Written during the prolonged world war between totalitarian and democratic forces, this book takes up the question of how democracy as a political system can best be defended.
Irony of American History, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Reinhold Niebuhr
Cited by politicians as diverse as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, this title focuses on the incongruity between personal ideals and political reality which is both an indictment of American moral complacency and a warning against the arrogance of virtue.
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Author Biography - Reinhold Niebuhr
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 - 1971) was an ethicist, theologian, and political philosopher who taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City from 1928 to 1960. Before that, for thirteen years, he was minister of Detroit's Bethel Evangelical Church.
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