Niebuhr, H. Richard (Helmut Richard), 1894-1962

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Helmut Richard Niebuhr (1894-1962), a leading twentieth-century American Protestant theologian and churchman, is known for his contributions to Christian ethics, for his social analysis of American denominationalism, his interpretation of American religious history, study of American theological education, and authorship of books and essays advancing "theocentric" theology. The younger brother of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, Helmut was born in Missouri, and was educated at Elmhurst College, Eden Theological Seminary, Washington University, Yale Divinity School, and Yale University, where he received a PhD in religion in 1924. In 1916, he was ordained a minister in the Evangelical Synod, which later merged with the German Reformed Church in America. He taught at Eden Theological Seminary (1919-1922; 1927-1931) and was president of Elmhurst College from 1924 to 1927. From 1931 until 1962, he taught theology and Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School. Some of his major works include: The Social Sources of Denominationalism (1929); The Purpose of the Church and Its Ministry (1956); The Kingdom of God in America (1937); The Meaning of Revelation (1941); Christ and Culture (1951); Radical Monotheism and Western Culture (1960); The Responsible Self (1962); and Faith on Earth: An Inquiry into the Structure of Human Faith (1989).

From the guide to the Niebuhr, H. Richard (Helmut Richard), 1894-1962. Papers, 1919-1962., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

Helmut Richard Niebuhr was a leading twentieth century American Protestant theologian, primarily known for his work in Christian ethics, U.S. church history, and theological existentialism.

From the description of Papers of H. Richard Niebuhr, 1912-1962. (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 419238987

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creatorOf Notes from H. Richard Niebuhr's class on Christian ethics, 1952. Flugschriften des Fruhen 16 Jahrhunderts
referencedIn Wach, Joachim. Papers, 1923-1955 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Niebuhr, H. Richard (Helmut Richard), 1894-1962. Papers, 1919-1962. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Liston Pope Papers, 1909-1984 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ramsey, Paul. Papers, 1934-1988 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Reinhold Niebuhr Papers, 1907-1997, (bulk 1930-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Books from the personal library of John Rawls, 1915-2002. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group Papers, 1933-1965 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group. Theological Discussion Group papers, 1934-1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Pope, Liston, 1909-1974. Liston Pope papers, 1909-1974 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Niebuhr, H. Richard (Helmut Richard), 1894-1962. Papers of H. Richard Niebuhr, 1912-1962. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971. Papers of Reinhold Niebuhr, 1907-1994 (bulk 1930-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Yoder, John Howard. "Christ and culture" : a critique of H. Richard Niebuhr / John H. Yoder. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, AMBS Library
referencedIn Klassen, William. The advancement of theological education : [book review / William Klassen]. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, AMBS Library
referencedIn David Ferdinand Swenson papers, 1912-1978 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Carlyle Marney Papers, 1899-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wach, Joachim, 1898-1955. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1968. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Ramsey, Paul. Paul Ramsey papers, 1934-1984 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group. Theological Discussion Group papers, 1934-1965 (inclusive). Yale University Divinity School Library
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Death 1962-07-05

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