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Leaves from the notebook of a tamed cynic

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Published by Westminster/John Knox Press in Louisville, Ky .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Detroit (Mich.),
  • Michigan,
  • Detroit,
  • Detroit.
    • Subjects:
    • Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971 -- Diaries.,
    • Clergy -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Diaries.,
    • Church work with the poor -- Michigan -- Detroit.,
    • Church and social problems -- Michigan -- Detroit.,
    • Clergy -- Office.,
    • Detroit (Mich.) -- Church history -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Reprint. Previously published: San Francisco : Harper & Row, 1980, c1929. (Harper"s ministers paperback library).

      StatementReinhold Niebuhr ; [foreword by Martin E. Marty].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBX4827.N5 A34 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 152 p. ;
      Number of Pages152
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1875116M
      ISBN 100664251641
      LC Control Number90035060

      It also shows Niebuhr's developing views on pacifism and on the economic disparities and injustices he came to know in industrial Detroit. I declare that there is a quality in the lives of unschooled people, if they have made good use of the school of life and pain, which wins my admiration much more than anything you can find in effete circles [p. I am glad there are only eighteen families in the church. The current influence of both Leaves and The Nature and Destiny of Man seems diminished by the ascendancy of modern scientific and political thought, but such overshadowing may be for the moment only. Notebook gives and interesting insight to a life of young cleric. He recomended it 2 years ago and I have just gotten through it the first time.

      Rather than position papers Niebuhr makes well expressed observations on the conflict between individual rights and the morality of collective action. I doubt that he would feel the same way today. In an introduction to a reprint edition he remarked: The notes are primarily a record of the experiences of a young minister, and they will have interest primarily to other young ministers. Andrew Bihl Wonderful well written and thoughtful book that addresses many of the questions of religion and the role of the divine in modern life well, of the 's

      Even such extensive works as the Gifford Lectures have been found wanting by the present generation of theological students, who may be put off by the dogmatic flavor of them, preferring works less overtly theistic and christological. Richard Niebuhr also became a famous theological ethicist and his sister Hulda Niebuhr became a divinity professor in Chicago. Though vehemently opposed to racial inequality, Niebuhr adopted a conservative position on segregation. What to do?


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Leaves from the notebook of a tamed cynic by Reinhold Niebuhr Download PDF Ebook

It is a short book. I found this little book incredibly edifying. Here again, I find consolation in the area of pastoral care and its companion -- pastoral faith.

After a nod in the direction of a moderate amount of ceremony and of the need for an architecture that witnesses to the presence of the Divine, Niebuhr continues: "Without an adequate sermon no clue is given to the moral purpose at the heart of the mystery, and reverence remains without ethical content p.

I suspect that Niebuhr soon met the challenge of pastoral priorities, and visiting may have become easier for him.

Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic: A Library of America eBook Classic

During the Detroit mayoral election ofNiebuhr's sermon, "We fair-minded Protestants cannot deny", was published on the front pages of both the Detroit Times and the Free Press.

Two years later, Niebuhr defended King's decision to speak out against the Vietnam Warcalling him "one of the greatest religious leaders of our time". To hear a preacher so honestly explore both sides of issues and to read the words of one who recognizes his own bias is refreshing.

He used his arms as though he were an orchestra conductor. The Fellowship of Socialist Christians was organized in the early s by Niebuhr and others with similar views. The violence that followed peaceful demonstrations in the s forced Niebuhr to reverse his position against imposed equality; witnessing the problems of the Northern ghettos later caused him to doubt that equality was attainable.

Shapirowho had cast doubts on Niebuhr's claim, conceded in that, "The new evidence does not prove that Reinhold Niebuhr wrote [the prayer], but it does significantly improve the likelihood that he was the originator. Niebuhr kept a journal and in published excerpts in a book, "Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic".

Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic Selected Essays and Addresses

Secondly, his observations about American society and religious life are still very acute, and his perspective on the religious communities' relationship to the industrial society has not changed much.

Cornwall Reinhold Niebuhr, famous for his development of "Christian Realism" while teaching at Union Theological Seminary, spent thirteen years from to serving as pastor of a Detroit congregation.

There is further conflict between justice and stability that sometimes takes a back seat to the economic conflict between inflation and deflation. Niebuhr was a great one, and Leaves from the notebook of a tamed cynic book did too.

I'm not surprised that most budding prophets are tamed in time to become harmless parish priests. Compelling by charm, not compulsion. While this is much more than I can assimilate with a single reading, I thank the publisher for this convenient compilation. Niebuhr's analysis was grounded in the Christianity of Augustine and Calvin, but he had, nonetheless, a special affinity with secular circles.

He began at age 23 at an evangelical Lutheran church in Detroit inI began at age 22 at a Church of Christ in St. They exaggerate the sins committed by their own country, excuse the malevolence of its enemies and, as later polemicists have put it, inevitably blame America first.

Leaves from the notebook of a tamed cynic book want to comment briefly on each of the four major works included in this LOA volume and on the Lectures on Faith and Belief, both of which were of more interest to me than the prayers and the political writings.

But I really come for selfish reasons -- because I leave that home with a more radiant faith of my own" p. He persuaded me and many of my contemporaries that original sin provides a far stronger foundation for freedom and self-government than illusions about human perfectibility.

Without these cookies, we won't know if you have any performance-related issues that we may be able to address. Humans are infinitely capable of justifying their position over the needs and desires of those who do not hold power.

I have kept it by my side and read it a little bit at a time, almost like someone to talk to. He continued to write and publish throughout his career, and also served as editor of the magazine Christianity and Crisis from through Rich in language and thought, Niebuhr's reflections hold true almost a century later.

According to his biographer, the historian Richard Wightman FoxNiebuhr understood that "Christians needed the leaven of pure Hebraism to counteract the Hellenism to which they were prone".Sep 19,  · Leaves From the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic is Niebuhr's account of the frustrations and joys he experienced during his years at Bethel.

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