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The Kingdom of God in America

With a New Introduction
  • By H. Richard Niebuhr
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Martin Marty, in his new introduction for the Wesleyan reissue of H. Richard Niebuhr's The Kingdom of God in America, call it "a classic." First published in 1938, "It remains the classic reflection of the Protestant roots and ethos behind pluralistic America and its religions today." Marty notes that the new "raw and rich pluralism" that challenges the Protestant hegemony in American life has left many Protestants longing to "get back to their roots." Niebuhr's book, perhaps more than any other, identified and describes those roots for Protestants, especially Congregationalists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Quakers, Baptists, and Lutherans. Marty writes, "Most remarkably, Niebuhr began to chronicle the spiritual disease that was afflicting mainstream Protestantism years before the resulting losses were to become apparent." H. Richard Niebuhr was one of the most noted of American theologians. Among his books are several that are regarded as classics of American religious thought, The Kingdom of God in America, The Social Sources of Denominationalism, and Christ and Culture. He was both a pastor and a scholar; he was ordained in 1916 by the Evangelical and Reformed Church after being graduated from Elmhurst College in 1912 and from Eden Theological Seminary in 1915. He served a pastorate in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1916 to 1918, and joined Eden Theological Seminary as a professor. He became president of Elmhurst College, then taught at Yale Divinity School from 1931 to 1962. Niebuhr was named Sterling Professor of Theology and Christian Ethics in 1954. He died in 1962. "One of our most valuable interpretations of American religious history."-Robert Hastings Nichols "A truly seminal book."-Perry Miller

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780819562227
    • Manufacturer: Wesleyan Univ Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780819562227
    • ISBN 10: 081956222X
    • Publication Date: 10/01/1988
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: H. Richard Niebuhr
    • Page Count: 247
    • Width: 5.50 inches
    • Height: 0.56 inches
    • Length: 8.50 inches
    • Weight: 0.70 pounds
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