The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation : Human Nature

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Religion - 680 pages

The Nature and Destiny of Man issues a vigorous challenge to Western civilization to understand its roots in the faith of the Bible, particularly the Hebraic tradition. The growth, corruption, and purification of the important Western emphases on individuality are insightfully chronicled here. This book is arguably Reinhold Niebuhr's most important work. It offers a sustained articulation of Niebuhr's theological ethics and is considered a landmark in twentieth-century thought.

The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

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THE NATURE AND DESTINY OF MAN: A Christian Interpretation (2 Volume Set)

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Dr. Niebuhr's mentality, the Gifford Lectureship's importance, and the nature and destiny of man's scope put this volume beyond this critic. Volume II is to be published this year, and the set will ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Reinhold Niebuhr was a theologian, Christian ethicist, and public intellectual who taught for more than thirty years at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

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