The Responsible Self
An Essay in Christian Moral Philosophy New edition
By (author) H. Richard Niebuhr
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Responsible Self by H. Richard Niebuhr
Book DescriptionThe Responsible Self was H. Richard Niebuhr's most important work in Christian ethics. In it he probes the most fundamental character of the moral life and it stands today as a landmark contribution to the field. 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: 9780664221522
(210mm x 155mm x 340mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author H. Richard Niebuhr
Responsibility of the Church for Society and Other Essays, Paperback (April 2008)
Tagline: Edited and with an introduction by Kristine A. Culp
Meaning of Revelation, Paperback (March 2006)
This reissue of a 20th century classic emphasizes an understanding of God's revelation that takes seriously both the Bible itself and modern ideas about the nature of history. Includes a new Foreword by Ottati, which sets Niebuhr's work in the context of his other writings and explores the significance of this book.
Theology, History and Culture, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by H. Richard Niebuhr
This text brings together the best of the unpublished works of one of the outstanding American religious thinkers of the 20th century. These selected letters, sermons and essays show the breadth of H. Richard Niebuhr's interests and reveal his concern with integrating theology with practice.
US Kirkus Review » Posthumously issued, this volume consists of material taken directly from the ??Robertson Lectures, delivered at the University of Glasgow in 1960 by the late professor of theology at the Yale Divinity School. Their issue is briefly accounted for in a preface by Professor: Niebuhr's son, and their theme is placed in its setting in the development of his thought by his junior colleague, James Gustafson. Additional material on the theme is appended from the Earl Lectures. Niebuhr had looked forward to his retirement from teaching as the time for drawing together in definitive form the long-matured reflection and thought which had taken shape through his years of distinguished teaching and scholarship. This hope was denied by his death; there is, therefore, the more reason for gratitude for the issue of this volume which, in admittedly incomplete form, brings some of the strands of that thought together. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - H. Richard Niebuhr
H. Richard Niebuhr (1894-1962) was a prominent twentieth-century American theologian. He was Sterling Professor of Theology and Christian Ethics at Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. He is known for his books The Responsible Self and Radical Monotheism and Western Culture.
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