Reinhold Niebuhr understood the tensions and complexities of the Christian Life. His approach became to theology became known as "Christian realism." Through his life and work we can see the importance of paying attention to what is really happening and the witness we can make when we look at events with a wisdom shaped by a biblical understanding of history and human nature.
Robin W. Lovin is Dean of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
An introduction and significance of one of the twentieth century's most influential theologians, Reinhold Niebuhr.
Robin W. Lovin is Dean of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
Abingdon Pillars of Theology is a series for the college and seminary classroom designed to help students grasp the basic and necessary facts, influence, and significance of major theologians. Written by major scholars, these books will outline the context, methodology, organizing principles, method, primary contributions, and major writings of people who have shaped theology as we know it today.
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