Christ and Culture Revisited
Program Date(s): 2015
A course offered by the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington. In 1951 H. Richard Niebuhr, a Reformed theologian who was professor of Christian ethics at Yale University, published CHRIST AND CULTURE, a book designed as a comparative analysis of the various different ways Christians have responded to the challenge of relating their faith to the cultures in which they have found themselves. That book has subsequently come to be recognized as a classic, albeit a much-debated one; and it is commonly regarded today as a valuable resource for thinking through the strategic issues facing Christians in our time. The objective of this course is to enable the participants to acquaint themselves with Niebuhr’s analysis and to consider its implications for mainline Protestants in America today.