The Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr
, first published in 1970, provides an introduction to the life and thought of Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), arguably the most influential American theologian of the twentieth century. A standard text reworked for a new generation, Gabriel Fackre's account of this iconic "visionary realist" is at once timeless and timely.
In this revised and updated third edition Gabriel Fackre
- Further clarifies Niebuhr's point of view
- Critiques common misunderstandings about Niebuhr
- Applies Niebuhr's thinking to contemporary theological and cultural movements
Max L. Stackhouse
-Princeton Theological Seminary
This brilliant and readable expansion of Fackre's notable 1970 treatment of the life, work, and impact of Reinhold Niebuhr offers a compelling argument as to why 'the father of Christian realism' is heralded as one of the best American theologians ever and why his insights on the human condition continue to be so pertinent to our contemporary situation. I commend this book with enthusiasm!
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