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The Responsibility of the Church for Society and Other Essays : Library of Theological Ethics - H. Richard Niebuhr

The Responsibility of the Church for Society and Other Essays

Library of Theological Ethics

Paperback Published: 1st April 2008
ISBN: 9780664230487
Number Of Pages: 300

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This collection of essays from one of America's great theological minds explores the nature and meaning of Christian community. First published between 1945 and 1960, these essays make clear for the first time H. Richard Niebuhr's moral theology of the church. Understanding Christianity itself as a movement--and not an institution--Niebuhr argues that, at their best, Christian communities should express the ongoing, transforming relation of God and the world.

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.

General Editors' Introductionp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Division and Disorder in the Church
The Ethical Failure of the Divided Church [1929]p. 3
The Question of the Church [1935]p. 16
Toward the Independence of the Church [1935]p. 22
The Disorder of Man in the Church of God [1948]p. 36
The Reality and Responsibility of the Church
Christianity as a Movement: Preface to The Kingdom of God in America [1937]p. 47
The Hidden Church and the Churches in Sight [1945]p. 52
The Responsibility of the Church for Society [1946]p. 62
The Norm of the Church [1946]p. 76
The Church and Its Purpose: From The Purpose of the Church and Its Ministry [1956]p. 85
The Churches and the Whole Human Community
The Gift of the Catholic Vision [1948]p. 105
The Churches and the Body of Christ [1953]p. 118
Reconciliation in an Ecumenical Age [1960]p. 129
Reformation: Continuing Imperative [1960]p. 138
Indexp. 145
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ISBN: 9780664230487
ISBN-10: 0664230482
Series: Library of Theological Ethics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.28