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The Church Against the World
by H. Richard Niebuhr, Wilhelm Pauck and Francis P. Miller (1935): Read online

Introduction: The Question of the Church, by H. Richard Niebuhr Read
Part I: The Crisis of Religion, by Wilhelm Pauck Read
Part II: American Protestantism and the Christian Faith, by Francis P. Miller Read
Part III: Toward the Independence of the Church, by H. Richard Niebuhr Read

The Purpose of the Church and Its Ministry
by H. Richard Niebuhr, Daniel Day Williams, & James M. Gustafson (1956): Read
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Chapter 1: The Purpose of the Church and its Ministry Read
Chapter 2: The Emerging New Conception of the Ministry Read
Chapter 3: The Idea of a Theological School Read

The Kingdom of God in America (1937) Read online

The Meaning of Revelation (1941) Read online

Radical Monotheism and Western Culture (1960) Read online

The Responsible Self (1962) Read online

Faith on Earth: An Inquiry into the Structure of Human Faith (1989). Read Online
The Reconstruction of Faith (read this excerpt from the book)


Theology, History, and Culture (compilation of writings) William Stacy Johnson (Editor) Read Online
Anachronism of John Edwards (included in book)Read Online


Some of his Articles The Responsibility of the Church for Society | Utilitarian Christianity | Theological Unitarianisms | The Seminary In the Ecumenical Age


Sites realted to his works

The Social Sources of Denominationalism (1929)
"Denominationalism represents the moral failure of Christianity" (Social Sources of Denominationalism, p.25).

Related articles: The Changing Nature of Denominational Life | Denomination/ Denominationalism
SSDA?? H. Richard Niebuhr Revisited and Revised | Revisiting the Social Sources of American Christianity 1972–1998 | The Making of an American Mind | Dangers of the Church Growth Movement | Denominationalism | H. Richard Niebuhr: A Fresh Look at His Early Years | Faith and Justice NHI | Economic Ascendancy and the Mission of the Church | A First Point About Evangalism | Faith and Money | Sect, Sectarianism | Socioeconomic Inequality in the American Religious System: | In Retreat in Retreatland: A Lesson in Denominationalism | American Prospect Online - ViewPrint | Eudaimonia, the Monastic Spirit, and Early Methodist Practice | Lemieux Library: Globalization - Religion | DISKUS: Bryan R. Wilson | Intra-Denominational Conflict in American Religion: Insights from Classical Sociological Theory | The Popularity of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: | Protestantism: Conceptual & Developmental Errors | McCoy on Keiser’s Niebuhr: A Post-Critical Dialogue | What Does Grace Have to Do With Money? Theology Within a Comparative Economy | Organizational Consolidation in American Protestant Denominations | Congregational Resource Guide Current Focus: Faith and Money

The Church Against the World
by H. Richard Niebuhr, Wilhelm Pauck and Francis P. Miller (1935):

"The captive church is the church which has become entangled with this system or these systems of worldliness. It is a church which seeks to prove its usefulness to civilization, in terms of civilization's own demands. It is a church which has lost the distinctive note and the earnestness of a Christian discipline of life and has become what every religious institution tends to become -- the teacher of the prevailing code of morals and the pantheon of the social gods. It is a church, moreover, which has become entangled with the world in its desire for the increase of its power and prestige and which shares the worldly fear of insecurity." Read online
Introduction: The Question of the Church, by H. Richard Niebuhr Read
Part I: The Crisis of Religion, by Wilhelm Pauck Read
Part II: American Protestantism and the Christian Faith, by Francis P. Miller Read
Part III: Toward the Independence of the Church, by H. Richard Niebuhr Read

The Purpose of the Church and Its Ministry
by H. R. Niebuhr, Daniel Day Williams, & James M. Gustafson (1956):
Read online
Forward Read
Chapter 1: The Purpose of the Church and its Ministry Read
Chapter 2: The Emerging New Conception of the Ministry Read
Chapter 3: The Idea of a Theological School Read

Daniel Day Williams links: On Wikipedia | other articles by Daniel Day Williams: God’s Grace and Man’s Hope | The Minister and the Care of Souls | The Spirit and the Forms of Love
James M. Gustafson
Some online writings | Forward to Radical Monotheism and Western Culture | Theology and Piety | Just What is 'Postliberal Theology? | Scientific Dreamers and Religious Speculation | Liberal Questions: A Response to William Placher |


The Kingdom of God in America (1937)
"A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross" (H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America (New York: Harper and Row, 1959), 193.).

Related Articles
The Kingdom of Man in America: Economic Freedom and Prosperity in Moral and Theological Perspective | The Kingdom of God in the United States | others: JOHN WESLEY'S THEOLOGY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD | Intro to Missiology | A Response to Monthly Missiological Reflection #23 |


The Meaning of Revelation (1941)
other articles possibly related Parish Practices Notebook | The Crisis in Lutheran Spirituality | article

Christ and Culture (1951) My study |
Related Articles: A Contested Classic: Critics Ask: Whose Christ? Which Culture? | Niebuhr's Christ and Culture Reexamined | The “Enduring Problem” of Christ and Culture | Christianity and Cultures: Transforming Niebuhr's Categories
Yoder’s Christ and Girard’s Culture: | In the World, but … | Christ and the Heavy Metal Subculture: Journal of Religion and Society


Radical Monotheism and Western Culture (1960) Read online


The Responsible Self (1962)

Faith on Earth: An Inquiry into the Structure of Human Faith (1989).
The Reconstruction of Faith (read this excerpt from the book)

Theology, History, and Culture (compilation of writings) William Stacy Johnson (Editor) Read The Anachronism of John Edwards (included in book)

Some of his Articles
The Responsibility of the Church for Society | Utilitarian Christianity


Other
God and Ourselves: The Witness of H. Richard Niebuhr