History of the theological method of Reinhold Niebuhr : a study of the relationship between past and contemporary events in Niebuhr's theological method

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cumpsty, John S en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Leatt, James en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1973 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Leatt, J. 1973. History of the theological method of Reinhold Niebuhr : a study of the relationship between past and contemporary events in Niebuhr's theological method. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17723
dc.description.abstract Reinhold Niebuhr is widely acknowledged, by religious and secular opinion alike, as the most influential Christian social ethicist of the twentieth century. For over fifty years he grappled with the issues which confronted his native America at a time when that nation was undergoing the most dramatic period of change in its history. During this time there was considerable debate about method in Christian ethics, but with little or no success. By contrast Niebuhr hardly seems to have a method, but perhaps behind his considerable success lies hidden a method which must be made explicit for the contemporary debate in Christian ethics. Since we have summarized our argument at the beginning of each chapter, it is necessary here only to indicate the main outline of this thesis. The contemporary debate in Christian ethics forms the subject of our first chapter, and states the problem with which this work is concerned. We then examine the formative context of Reinhold Niebuhr's life and work, before giving an exposition and critique of his Christian realism. The last two chapters seek to elucidate the theological method of Reinhold Niebuhr, and to offer an evaluation and critique. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.subject.other Theology - Christian Religion en_ZA
dc.title History of the theological method of Reinhold Niebuhr : a study of the relationship between past and contemporary events in Niebuhr's theological method en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Leatt, J. (1973). <i>History of the theological method of Reinhold Niebuhr : a study of the relationship between past and contemporary events in Niebuhr's theological method</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17723 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Leatt, James. <i>"History of the theological method of Reinhold Niebuhr : a study of the relationship between past and contemporary events in Niebuhr's theological method."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies, 1973. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17723 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Leatt J. History of the theological method of Reinhold Niebuhr : a study of the relationship between past and contemporary events in Niebuhr's theological method. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies, 1973 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17723 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Leatt, James AB - Reinhold Niebuhr is widely acknowledged, by religious and secular opinion alike, as the most influential Christian social ethicist of the twentieth century. For over fifty years he grappled with the issues which confronted his native America at a time when that nation was undergoing the most dramatic period of change in its history. During this time there was considerable debate about method in Christian ethics, but with little or no success. By contrast Niebuhr hardly seems to have a method, but perhaps behind his considerable success lies hidden a method which must be made explicit for the contemporary debate in Christian ethics. Since we have summarized our argument at the beginning of each chapter, it is necessary here only to indicate the main outline of this thesis. The contemporary debate in Christian ethics forms the subject of our first chapter, and states the problem with which this work is concerned. We then examine the formative context of Reinhold Niebuhr's life and work, before giving an exposition and critique of his Christian realism. The last two chapters seek to elucidate the theological method of Reinhold Niebuhr, and to offer an evaluation and critique. DA - 1973 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1973 T1 - History of the theological method of Reinhold Niebuhr : a study of the relationship between past and contemporary events in Niebuhr's theological method TI - History of the theological method of Reinhold Niebuhr : a study of the relationship between past and contemporary events in Niebuhr's theological method UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17723 ER - en_ZA


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