The Nature and Destiny of Man, 2 Volumes   -     By: Reinhold Niebuhr
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The Nature and Destiny of Man, 2 Volumes

Westminster John Knox Press / 1943 / Paperback

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(PUBWestminster/John Knox)Reissue of Niebuhr's immensely influential masterpiece. Anthropology was Niebuhr's strongest suit, and this powerful overview highlights creation, the fall, the tension between finis and telos, pride and sensuality, hence the ambiguity of all social institutions. 672 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 672
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1943
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 1.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0664257097
ISBN-13: 9780664257095
Availability: In Stock

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The Nature and Destiny of Man issues a vigorous challenge to Western civilization to understand its roots in the faith of the Bible, particularly the Hebraic tradition. The growth, corruption, and purification of the important Western emphases on individuality are insightfully chronicled here. This book is arguably Reinhold Niebuhr's most important work. It offers a sustained articulation of Niebuhr's theological ethics and is considered a landmark in twentieth-century thought.

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

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