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Reinhold Niebuhr

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by Bob E. Patterson
Arguably the most influential American theologian since Jonathan Edwards, Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) was the one American who found a comfortable place in a modern Pantheon comprised mainly of Europeans. This volume from The Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series offers a guide to the life and theology of Niebuhr.

His doctrine of "sin as pride" has become a modern classic, and he helped many to see how "anxiety" is the matrix for both inordinate self-assertion and sensuality. Not only was he a brilliant and articulate thinker, but Niebuhr was also a deeply compassionate, sensitive human being and an ardent champion of social justice. He remains a model for us today as he teaches us how to communicate the gospel in a secular age.

About the Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series:

Who are the thinkers that have shaped Christian theology in our time? This series tries to answer that question by providing a reliable guide to the ideas of the men who have significantly charted the theological seas of our century. Each major theologian is examined carefully and critically--his life, his theological method, his most germinal ideas, his weaknesses as a thinker, his place in the theological spectrum, and his chief contribution to the climate of theology today. Welcome to the series.