- List of Contributors
- Creation and Ethics
- Redemption and Ethics
- Eschatology and Ethics
- Ecclesiology and Ethics
- Divine Grace and Ethics
- Divine Commands
- Tradition in the Church
- Reason and Natural Law
- Love: A Kinship of Affliction and Redemption
- Christians and Government
- Christians and Family
- Christians and Economics
- Christians and Culture
- Christians and the Church
- Ernst Troeltsch's <i>The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches</i>
- Anders Nygren's <i>Agape and Eros</i>
- Kenneth Kirk's <i>The Vision of God</i>
- H. Richard Niebuhr's <i>Christ and Culture</i>
- Reinhold Niebuhr's <i>The Nature and Destiny of Man</i>
- John Mahoney's <i>The Making of Moral Theology</i>
- Catholic Social Teaching
- Index of Names
- Index of Scriptural References
Abstract and Keywords
This article analyzes H. Richard Niebuhr's Christ and Culture. It discusses Niebuhr's triadic interweaving of faith, history, and ethics; and his identification of the ‘enduring problem’ at the heart of all forms of Christian ethical theory, discourse, counsel, and behaviour as the problem of the relation of God and history. It argues that while Christ and Culture does not examine the chronological development of Christian thought nor the social history of Christianity, it does, however, engage ‘history’ in the other senses that Niebuhr has identified. The book focuses on the multiple ways in which Niebuhr's Christian social companions have, over the centuries, interpreted the will, promise, and demands of ‘what they confront in the determination of their destiny, in the why and wherefore of their existence’.
D. M. Yeager is Associate Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
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