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Christ and Culture : Torchbooks - Richard H Neibuhr

Christ and Culture


Paperback Published: 1st June 1975
ISBN: 9780061300035
Number Of Pages: 320

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This 50th-anniversary edition, with a new foreword by the distinguished historian Martin E. Marty, who regards this book as one of the most vital books of our time, as well as an introduction by the author never before included in the book, and a new preface by James Gustafson, the premier Christian ethicist who is considered Niebuhr's contemporary successor, poses the challenge of being true to Christ in a materialistic age to an entirely new generation of Christian readers.

"This is without any doubt the one outstanding book in the field of basic Christian social ethics."--Paul Ramsey in the "Journal Of Religion""A superb piece of analytical writing in tackling what is just about the toughest problem face by Christians. The problem: In what way, or degree, is Christ relevant to the situation in which the Christian must live....Mr. Niebuhr distinguishes five typical answers to the Christian's problem of setting the relation between the Christ he calls Lord and the culture which holds him as the sea holds its fish."--Paul Hutchinson in "The New York Times Book Review""This book is one of great significance, and anyone who claims to be at all "au courant" with modern theological thought will certainly wish to become familiar with it."--"Time And Tide"

A Note to the Reader
Preface: An Appreciative Interpretation
Introduction: Types of Christian Ethics
The Enduring Problem
The Problemp. 1
Toward a Definition of Christp. 11
Toward the Definition of Culturep. 29
The Typical Answersp. 39
Christ Against Culture
The New People and "The World"p. 45
Tolstoy's Rejection of Culturep. 56
A Necessary and Inadequate Positionp. 65
Theological Problemsp. 76
The Christ of Culture
Accommodation to Culture in Gnosticism and Abelardp. 83
"Culture-Protestantism" and A. Ritschlp. 91
In Defense of Cultural Faithp. 101
Theological Objectionsp. 108
Christ Above Culture
The Church of the Centerp. 116
The Synthesis of Christ and Culturep. 120
Synthesis of Questionp. 141
Christ and Culture in Paradox
The Theology of the Dualistsp. 149
The Dualistic Motif in Paul and Marcionp. 159
Dualism in Luther and Modern Timesp. 170
The Virtues and Vices of Dualismp. 185
Christ the Transformer of Culture
Theological Convictionsp. 190
The Conversion Motif in the Fourth Gospelp. 196
Augustine and the Conversion of Culturep. 206
The Views of F. D. Mauricep. 218
A "Concluding Unscientific Postscript"
Conclusion in Decisionp. 230
The Relativism of Faithp. 234
Social Existentialismp. 241
Freedom in Dependencep. 249
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780061300035
ISBN-10: 0061300039
Series: Torchbooks
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 1975
Publisher: ECCO PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 14.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.26