H. Richard Niebuhr


Born
in Wright City, Missouri, The United States
December 13, 1901

Died
July 05, 1962

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Helmut Richard Niebuhr was one of the most important Christian theological-ethicists in 20th century America, most known for his 1951 book Christ and Culture and his posthumously published book The Responsible Self. The younger brother of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, Richard Niebuhr taught for several decades at Yale Divinity School. His theology (together with that of his colleague at Yale, Hans Wilhelm Frei) has been one of the main sources of post-liberal theology, sometimes called the "Yale school". He influenced such figures as James Gustafson and Stanley Hauerwas.

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Christ and Culture

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3.92 avg rating — 2,423 ratings — published 1951 — 6 editions
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The Responsible Self: An Es...

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The Meaning of Revelation

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The Kingdom of God in America

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3.73 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1937 — 4 editions
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Radical Monotheism and West...

3.90 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1960 — 3 editions
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The Social Sources of Denom...

4.21 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1929 — 7 editions
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Faith on Earth: An Inquiry ...

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4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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Christian Ethics: Sources o...

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1977
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Theology, History and Cultu...

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4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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The Purpose of the Church a...

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1956 — 2 editions
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More books by H. Richard Niebuhr…
“A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America

“Religion makes good people better and bad people worse.”
H. Richard Niebuhr

“Men are generally right in what they affirm and wrong in what they deny. What we deny is generally something that lies outside our experience, and about which we can therefore say nothing.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, Christ and Culture