H. Niebuhr

H. Niebuhr

Feast of Barnabas the Apostle The disorder of secularism is perhaps nowhere more apparent in our contemporary Church than in the extent to which we have permitted the order of the world to creep into the order of the Church... That it should carry out its mission to the men in the middle classes of capitalist society is doubtless a part of the Church's order; but that the mission should result in the formation of a middle-class church which defends the secular outlook and interests of that class is an evident corrupMore H. Niebuhr quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Christendom has often achieved apparent success by ignoring the precepts of its founder.More H. Niebuhr quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Institutions can never conserve without betraying the movements from which they proceed. The institution is static, whereas its parent movement has been dynamic; it confines men within its limits, while the movement had liberated them from the bondage of institutions; it looks to the past, [although] the movement had pointed forward. Though in content the institution resembles the dynamic epoch whence it proceeded, in spirit it is like the [state] before the revolution. So the Christian church, after the early period, More H. Niebuhr quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A God without wrath brought human beings without sin into a kingdom without judgment through ministrations of a Christ without a cross.More H. Niebuhr quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The power and attraction Jesus Christ exercises over men never comes from him alone, but from him as Son of the Father. It comes from him in his Sonship in a double way, as man living to God and as God living with men. Belief in him and loyalty to his cause involve men in the double movement, from world to God and from God to world. Even when theologies fail to do justice to this fact, Christians living with Christ in their cultures are aware of it. For they are forever being challenged to abandon all things for the saMore H. Niebuhr quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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