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Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics$
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Richard Harries and Stephen Platten

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571833

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Realism Revisited

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(p.234) Conclusion
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Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics
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Stephen Platten

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0017

This concluding chapter discusses four key themes which are raised in different contexts throughout this book. These are: Niebuhr's theological anthropology; some key issues relating to ecclesiology; Niebuhr's role as a public theologian; and finally a focus on democracy and the implications of this for his ‘Christian Realism’.

Keywords:   Reinhold Niebuhr, Christian realism, theological anthropology, ecclesiology, democracy

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