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The Theological Vision of Reinhold Niebuhr's "Irony of American History"

"In the Battle and Above It"

Scott R. Erwin

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Offers a theological framework for thinking about and acting in international crises developed by Niebuhr in the Second World War and Cold War
  • Reveals how Niebuhr turned his theological vision into political action and provides a template for others to do the same
  • Presents Niebuhr as an exemplar of 'living theologically' or otherwise acting out Christian beliefs in the course of life

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