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By William Werpehowski

In this cautious research and overview of the huge impact of Niebuhr, Werpehowski strains 4 streams that movement from Niebuhr's theology, quite because it bargains with ethics. In a tightly knit and accomplished research of the paintings of 4 modern ethicists, vital of their personal correct, Paul Ramsey, Stanley Hauerwas, James Gustafson, and Kathryn Tanner, Werpehowski explores how the legacy of Niebuhr has made an effect on their suggestion and paintings. He provides a transparent, concise, nuanced, analytical feedback of the advance of the 4 ethicist's building of ethics-and does it in a manner that interweaves and places the 4 right into a discussion and dialog with Niebuhr and every other.

Addressing a few substantial matters, together with the viability of simply warfare culture and the connection among "church" and "world," American Protestant Ethics and the Legacy of H. Richard Niebuhr demonstrates that Christian ethics operates inside of a suite of polar tensions and that such "conversations" as are constructed inside of must be part of ethical discourse within and among quite a few groups of faith.

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