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Book Reviews : Authentic Transformation: a new vision of Christ and Culture, with a previously unpublished essay by H. Richard Niebuhr, by Glen H. Stassen, D. M. Yeager, John Howard Yoder. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996. 299 pp. pb. no price

Book Reviews : Authentic Transformation: a new vision of Christ and Culture, with a previously unpublished essay by H. Richard Niebuhr, by Glen H. Stassen, D. M. Yeager, John Howard Yoder. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996. 299 pp. pb. no price

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Book ReviewsAuthentic Transformation: a new vision of Christ and Culture, with a previously unpublished essay by H. Richard Niebuhr, by Glen H. Stassen, D. M. Yeager, John Howard Yoder. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996. 299 pp. pb. no price SAGE Publications, Inc.1998DOI: 10.1177/095394689801100116 P.Travis Kroeker Hamilton, Ontario one has had greater influence on North American theological N ethics than the brothers Niebuhr. Of the two Reinhold was the more prolific author and public figure, but H. Richard was the more careful and skilful scholar, crafter of academic prose, and mentor of students. H. Richard Niebuhr's less visible influence, it could be argued, is no less profound in the academy than that of his more colourful and famous brother. And according to the Preface of Authentic Transformation, if sales are a reliable measure of influence, it is Christ and Culture that must be regarded as the most influential of Niebuhr's books. Yet it has received the least critical scrutiny of all his books The first half of the book under review addresses this lacuna admirably. The book also includes a hitherto unpublished essay, 'Types of Christian Ethics,' in which Niebuhr explains the uses and limitations of the typological method in Christian
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