From Publishers Weekly
Brown, a former friend and student of the influential theologian, concentrates on Niebuhr's theological essays. PW stated that "although this is not a representative selection of Niebuhr's religious, political and social thought, the anthology offers a useful introduction to his work."
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From Library Journal
Niebuhr was the towering giant of Protestant theology in his time, and also an incisive political thinker during the tumultuous years from the Great Depression to Vietnam. This collection, which brings together Niebuhr's most penetrating and enduring essays on theology and politics, should demonstrate for a new generation that his best thought transcends the immediate historical setting in which he wrote. It also shows why Niebuhr, with his dialectical approach to the central questions of God, man, and history, will likely remain a perennial disturber of the complacencies and cliches of the standard "left" and "right." The anthology is ably edited by Robert McAfee Brown, whose introduction succinctly presents the central features of Niebuhr's life and thought. Mel Piehl, History Dept., Valparaiso Univ., Ind.
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