An Interpretation of Christian Ethics  -     By: Reinhold Niebuhr, Edmund Santurri
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An Interpretation of Christian Ethics

Westminster John Knox Press / 2013 / Paperback

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* A milestone when it was first published in 1935, Niebuhr's classic work is now back in print! Answering some of the questions raised in his Moral Man and Immoral Society, Niebuhr explores the tension between Jesus' love ethic and the requirements of relative justice in the power conflicts of a sinful world. 264 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 264
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664236936
ISBN-13: 9780664236939
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Publisher's Description

This addition to Westminster John Knox Press's Library of Theological Ethics series brings one of Reinhold Niebuhr's classic works back into print. 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. The introduction by ethicist Edmund N. Santurri sets the work into historical and theological context and also assesses the viability of some of Niebuhr's positions for theology and ethics today.

Author Bio

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, he was minister of Detroit's Bethel Evangelical Church for thirteen years.

Edmund N. Santurri is Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Director of the Ethical Issues and Normative Perspectives Program at St. Olaf College. He is the author of Perplexity in the Moral Life: Philosophical and Theological Considerations and coeditor of The Love Commandments: Essays in Christian Ethics and Moral Philosophy.

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