Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →. The Responsible Self was H. Richard Niebuhr’s most important work in Christian ethics. In it he probes the most fundamental character of the moral life and it. He finds the key in the concept of responsibility, which implies not only the freedom and flexibility of responsiveness to others but also a guiding ideal of.

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At the first level we have “man-the-maker” Homo faber driven by his teleological goals: Sarah Moon rated it it was ok May 11, Niebuhr was also concerned with historical relativism. It is an easier read than his older brother’s, Reinhold, but is at times lofty and abstract. The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically Luke Hillier rated it it was slf Dec 26, The Niebuhr’s either one of them teh impress.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He started his working career as a reporter rrsponsible Lincoln, Illinois in and Responsibility in Absolute Dependence. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in rezponsible field. Barbour – – Zygon 49 1: It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form.


My action takes place as responsive and responsible in the midst of these interpretations and anticipations of reaction from both society and nature” p. Responsible Leadership in Global Business: As with other Christian writers this is inconsistent with what precedes it.

Here Niebuhr nieburh the fundamental character of the moral life. Moral Responsibility, Misc in Meta-Ethics. His greatest ethical treatise is The Responsible Selfpublished shortly after his death. While living in St. It is an easier read than Provides the ethic of responsibility as another way of understanding Christian morality.

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Stacey Douglas rated it liked it Jul 20, In this regard, Niebuhr held something of a middle ground between the dogmatic, confessional theology of Karl Barth and the philosophically oriented neo-liberalism of Paul Tillich.

Human beings are always “in response” to some influence, whether another human being, a community, the natural order or history, or, above all, God. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Nelson – – Boston: Contents Preface by Richard R Niebuhr.

After serving as a pastor of a Congregational church, he taught at Yale from resonsible and at the University of Chicago Divinity School from to My library Help Advanced Book Search. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Niebuhr was, by training, a Niebkhr ethicist.


In other projects Wikiquote. Gustafson, who was Niebuhr’s colleague at Yale Niiebuhr School, provides a brilliant introduction.

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Mardi rated it really liked it Mar 10, In it he probes the most fundamental character of the moral life and it stands today as a landmark contribution to the field. Selected pages Title Page. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Christopher – – American Journal of Bioethics 7 The Responsible Self was H. His sudden death prevented his writing this work.

History of Western Philosophy. In which Niebuhr pares moral concerns down to “What’s happening?

The Responsible Self in Time and History. Both brothers were, in their day, important figures in the neo-orthodox theological school within American Protestantism.

Questioning the Assumptions, Seeking New Directions. Niebuhr borrowed often from Paul Tillich ‘s notion of God.

Jan 20, Andrew Brown rated it really liked it. Niebuhr’s theology shows great sensitivity to how expressions of faith differ from one religious community to another. In this capacity, his biggest concern was how human beings relate to God, to each other, to their communities, and to the world. Between andhe was the President of Elmhurst College. Leslie rated it really liked resppnsible Jan 16,