Readership: Scholars and students of Reinhold Niebuhr; of contemporary theology; of public policy; of social ethics; of political theory
Edited by Richard Harries, Gresham Professor of Divinity, and Honorary Professor of Theology, King's College, London, and Stephen Platten, Bishop of Wakefield
"This transatlantic collection focuses more narrowly on Neibuhr's political importance, though the essats support the subtitle's implicit claim that Neibuhr's politics are not properly understood without some reference to his theology." - Eric Biddy, Meadvill Lombard Theological School
Richard Harries: Introduction
1: Robin W. Lovin: Reinhold Niebuhr in Historical Perspective
2: Mac McCorkle: On Recent Political Uses of Reinhold Niebuhr: Toward a New Appreciation of his Legacy
3: Jean Bethke Elshtain: Niebuhr's 'Nature of Man' and Christian Realism
4: Ben Quash: Radical Orthodoxy's Critique of Niebuhr
5: Samuel Wells: The Nature and Destiny of Serious Theology
6: Wendy Dackson: Reinhold Niebuhr's 'Outsider Ecclesiology'
7: Stephen Platten: Niebuhr, Liturgy and Public Theology
8: Martyn Percy: Falling Far Short: Taking Sin Seriously?
9: Ian Markham: Distinguishing Hope from Utopian Aspiration: Revisiting Reinhold Niebuhr
10: Nigel Biggar: Reinhold Niebuhr and the Political Possibility of Forgiveness
11: Richard Harries: What Makes Us Think That God Wants Democracy?
12: Anatol Lieven: Realism and Progress: Niebuhr's Thought and Contemporary Challenges
13: John D. Carlson: Reinhold Niebuhr and the Use of Force
14: Kevin Carnahan: The Irony of American Evangelical Politics
15: Wilfred M. McClay: Reinhold Niebuhr and the Problem of Religious Pluralism
Stephen Platten: Conclusion: Realism Revisited