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By William Werpehowski

ISBN-10: 0878403833

ISBN-13: 9780878403837

In this cautious research and overview of the enormous impression of Niebuhr, Werpehowski lines 4 streams that movement from Niebuhr's theology, quite because it bargains with ethics. In a tightly knit and entire research of the paintings of 4 modern ethicists, vital of their personal correct, Paul Ramsey, Stanley Hauerwas, James Gustafson, and Kathryn Tanner, Werpehowski explores how the legacy of Niebuhr has made an impression on their notion and paintings. He provides a transparent, concise, nuanced, analytical feedback of the improvement of the 4 ethicist's development of ethics-and does it in a manner that interweaves and places the 4 right into a discussion and dialog with Niebuhr and every other.

Addressing a couple of major concerns, together with the viability of simply struggle culture and the connection among "church" and "world," American Protestant Ethics and the Legacy of H. Richard Niebuhr demonstrates that Christian ethics operates inside a suite of polar tensions and that such "conversations" as are constructed inside of must be part of ethical discourse within and among various groups of faith.

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