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Christian realism in contemporary American theology

George Hammar

Christian realism in contemporary American theology

a study of Reinhold Niebuhr, W. M. Horton, and H. P. Van Dusen, preceded by a general and historical survey

by George Hammar

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Published by A.-b. Lundequistska bokhandeln in Uppsala, Sweden .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Doctrinal Theology

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby George Hammar
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT30.U6 H3 1940
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 364, [2] p.
    Number of Pages364
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24851734M
    LC Control Number41002640
    OCLC/WorldCa2339290

    The Contemporary Theology course is noteworthy for making complex thought understandable and for tracing the landscape of modern theology in a well-organized and easy-to-study manner. The clear language will appeal to formal students, pastors seeking to continue their education, and independent learners alike. Reinhold Niebuhr's theological anthropology receives less critical attention than his direct pronouncements on political and social matters, especially those that touch on conflict and war. But Christian realism of the Niebuhrian sort turns on a cluster of interlocked features, including theological realism with its attendant commitment to a particular account of the nature of .

    This book describes the shape of a Christian ethic that arises from a conversation between contemporary accounts of natural law theory, and virtue ethics. The ethic that emerges from this conversation seeks to resolve the tensions in Christian ethics between creation and eschatology, narrative and natural law, and objectivity and relativity. Christian theology is the theology of Christian belief and practice. Such study concentrates primarily upon the texts of the Old Testament and of the New Testament, as well as on Christian ian theologians use biblical exegesis, rational analysis and argument. Theologians may undertake the study of Christian theology for a variety of reasons, such as in order to.

    In Offering Hospitality: Questioning Christian Approaches to War, Caron E. Gentry reflects on the predominant strands of American political theology—Christian realism, pacifism, and the just war tradition—and argues that Christian political theologies on war remain, for the most part, inward-looking and resistant to criticism from opposing by: 4. The Christian Gospel for Americans is his crowning achievement, a rare marriage of spiritual contemplation and social analysis that brings to life Jesus and the Hebrew prophets for contemporary Americans. It is an accessible systematic theology of freedom and creativity that will inspire hope in all caring souls to resist the demonic American.


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Christian realism in contemporary American theology by George Hammar Download PDF EPUB FB2

Christian realism is a political theology in the Christian tradition. It is built on three biblical presumptions: the sinfulness of humanity, the freedom of humanity, and the validity and seriousness of the Great Commandment.

The key political concepts of Christian realism are balance of power and political responsibility. This political-theological perspective is most. As a major American theologian and political thinker of the midth century, Reinhold Niebuhr () has received much attention from biographers and historians in Christian realism in contemporary American theology book years.

This study presents his "Christian Realism" in a way that is applicable to today's social by: Get this from a library. Christian realism in contemporary American theology: a study of Reinhold Niebuhr, W.M.

Horton, and H.P. Van Dusen, preceded by a. Barreto: Christian Realism and Latin American Liberation Theology nature of sin, a strong pragmatism, and a serious reading of reality as their starting point. In Contemporary Theology Video Lectures, Kirk MacGregor surveys major thinkers and schools of thought in theology from the beginning of the 19th century to the present, including non-Western voices, evangelical perspectives, and philosophical lectures are noteworthy for making complex ideas understandable and for tracing the landscape of modern theology in Brand: Zondervan.

Modern Christian Theology serves as a first-rate overview of philosophical theology from the last five centuries. It will refresh more educated readers on the history and relations of theological movements, and it offers students from most university levels a superb guide to theology and certain eras of philosophy since the medieval period/5(9).

forms of Christian realism share a rejection of Christian pacifism of all vari-eties (with the exception of individual “vocational” pacifism), they differ so profoundly on fundamental issues of moral theology and political morality that one might wonder if the broad label “Christian realism” obscures more than it Size: KB.

The primarily differences between liberation theology and Christian realism according to Barreto are the following: 1) the socio-historical situations in which they speak, 2) their views toward power, and 3) their expectations about the possibilities for human beings in history (i.e., their anthropological and eschatological perspectives).

Through this type of criticism Niebuhr introduced into American theology the movement known as Christian realism, and he remained its outstanding leader. As liberalism was a false answer to social-ethical problems on the left, so "orthodoxy" was a.

But he says nothing new. He adds nothing new to theology. There's nothing wrong with being a describer. Nothing wrong with passing on what other scholars have said. But listing a Bart Ehrman's book (or a Spong book) as essential theology reading is like listing a Dan Brown book as essential fiction reading.

Popular does equal significant. 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 Format: Ebook.

The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism (American Academy of Religion Academy Series) Rebekah L. Miles In this constructive study, Miles proposes a new feminist theological ethic, drawing together the contributions of Reinhold Niebuhr, Sharon Welch, and Rosemary Ruether.

A Philosophy of Christian Materialism offers a new religious engagement with the public sphere via means of interdisciplinary analysis and empirical examples, developing what the authors call a Relational Christian Realism building upon interaction with contemporary Philosophy of Religion.

A Christian Realist. it is not Niebuhr’s theology that is the focus of this brief study, but Reinhold Niebuhr as a critic of American history. The Catholic Book Club: From contemporary. Christian Realism, as most famously associated with twentieth-century Protestant ethicist, pastor, and public intellectual Reinhold Niebuhr, offers an account of social and political life that cuts a middle path between two untenable alternatives: on one hand, amoral and a-religious forms of political Realism and, on the other, sentimental or perfectionist forms of : John D.

Carlson. Reinhold Niebuhr’s writing holds great influence in arenas from theology, ethics, political theory and philosophy. In this book, Ronald H. Stone introduces us to Niebuhr’s life in the s from the critical vantage point as a former student and then colleague of Niebuhr’s.

Improbably enough, Christian theology came to identify these two as the same God; this may be the single most remarkable thing to have happened in Western intellectual history.” ― William C Placher, A History of Christian Theology, Second Edition: An Introduction.

(shelved 1 time as contemporary-theology) avg rating — 7, ratings — published   As a major American theologian and political thinker of the midth century, Reinhold Niebuhr () has received much attention from biographers and historians in recent years. This study presents his Christian Realism in a Author: Robin W.

Lovin. Reinhold Niebuhr s ability to make sense of international politics, racial tension, labour unrest, and cultural transformations gained him a wide audience, but his responsiveness to changing times was grounded in a remarkably consistent theology.

Today, Christian realism remains an important way to understand politics and society in theological. Book Description. A Philosophy of Christian Materialism offers a new religious engagement with the public sphere via means of interdisciplinary analysis and empirical examples, developing what the authors call a Relational Christian Realism building upon interaction with contemporary Philosophy of Religion.Liberation theology is a synthesis of Christian theology and socio-economic analyses, based in far-left politics, particularly Marxism, that emphasizes "social concern for the poor and political liberation for oppressed peoples." In the s and the s, liberation theology was the political praxis of Latin American theologians, such as Gustavo Gutiérrez of Peru, Leonardo Boff of .Divided into three parts—realism and truth, realism in pragmatism, and realism in religion and metaphysics—each part provides the occasion for the next.” — Religious Studies Review “ Neville demonstrates great breadth of knowledge about both philosophy and theology in this work, and he develops his ideas in a creative and.