- Title Pages
- Notes on Contributors
- 1 Reinhold Niebuhr in Historical Perspective
- 2 On Recent Political Uses of Reinhold Niebuhr
- 3 Niebuhr's ‘Nature of Man’ and Christian Realism
- 4 Radical Orthodoxy's Critique of Niebuhr
- 5 The Nature and Destiny of Serious Theology
- 6 Reinhold Niebuhr's ‘Outsider Ecclesiology’
- 7 Niebuhr, Liturgy, and Public Theology
- 8 Falling Far Short
- 9 Distinguishing Hope from Utopian Aspiration
- 10 Reinhold Niebuhr and the Political Possibility of Forgiveness
- 11 What Makes Us Think That God Wants Democracy?
- 12 Realism and Progress
- 13 Reinhold Niebuhr and the Use of Force
- 14 The Irony of American Evangelical Politics
- 15 Reinhold Niebuhr and the Problem of Religious Pluralism
- Select Bibliography
- (p.1) Introduction
- Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics
Richard Harries (Contributor Webpage)
- Oxford University Press
This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of President Barack Obama's thoughts about what he has learned from Reinhold Niebuhr. It then identifies other senior politicians and distinguished political theorists who have been influenced by Niebuhr. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.
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