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REINHOLD NIEBUHR ON POLITICS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Drawn from his books and articles in various magazines this compendium presents the vast range of Reinhold Niebuhr's thought in the area of political philosophy. Synthesized into logical continuity this book provides the theologian's examination of: the crisis resulting from the rise of bourgeois democratic society; utopianism exemplified in Marxism and the liberal notion of progress; the theory of history as redemptive; communism as a perverted religion and its sources of evil; the illusion of scientific politics; the relevance of Christian Realism; Humanist and Christian views of man; groups in the struggle for power; the necessity and basis of community; the perils of anarchy and its obverse, tyranny; Christian Ethics and Politics; just war in the atomic age; the question of natural law; Democracy as a false religion; Liberalism, Conservatism and Christian Pragmatism; contemporary problems -- economic power, organized labor, the churches and desegregation; the resources and limits of the international community; the Soviet threat; American foreign policy; case studies of moral problems in international politics; and Faith for a hazardous future. For the serious student.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1960
Publisher: Scribner