A full scale, readily comprehensible interpretation of Niubher's writings(with abundant material from his own work)- this is a sound handling of the development of his thinking. Not only does the author disclose continuity of thinking, but he treats it in the appropriately large, demands. While weak in point of detail, scanting many powerful those raised against Niebuhr's concepts of egoism and sin, the book superlative degree the organic unity and inner logic of his achievement. His view of personality, society, relatedness to God; his description of the of myth, of man's predicament as a finite creature with a free mind; his of orthodoxy through a succession of blazing theological scope and meaning of Niebuhr's life work assumes a validity, unsurphased. Published in Switzerland in 1954, new available this English translation, this is a book which intellectual Christians and readers of any- or no persuasion- will acclaim.