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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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Realism Revisited

(p.234) Conclusion
Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Stephen Platten

Oxford University Press

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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