The Nature and Destiny of Man

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The Nature and Destiny of Man

A Christian Interpretation: Volume One: Human Nature; Volume Two: Human Destiny

By Reinhold Niebuhr

Westminster John Knox Press, Paperback, 9780664257095, 680pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1996

Description

"The Nature and Destiny of Man" issues a vigorous challenge to Western civilization to understand its roots in the faith of the Bible, particularly the Hebraic tradition. The growth, corruption, and purification of the important Western emphases on individuality are insightfully chronicled here. This book is arguably Reinhold Niebuhr's most important work. It offers a sustained articulation of Niebuhr's theological ethics and is considered a landmark in twentieth-century thought.

The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.