Christianity and the problem of history.

New York, Scribner, 1953.

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Subjects Christianity -- Philosophy.
History -- Philosophy.
Description xiv, 302 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date 1953.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-290).
Also issued online.
Contents 1. The Problem -- The problem of understanding history: evidence and interpretation -- Viewpoints and universal history -- Philosophy and theology of history -- Meaning and mythology -- The relevance of the Christian drama -- 2. Some leading Christian ideas -- with help from St. Augustine -- The reinterpretation of biblical eschatology -- The basic meaning in eschatology, and its alternatives -- Christian particularism and universal history -- The sovereignty of God -- The three-stranded thread -- 3. Three themes: their insights and their dangers -- The church as the kingdom of God -- Radical eschatology -- The hope for transforming history -- 4. The impact of the idea of progress -- The idea of progress in secular thought -- The effect on Christianity -- The social gospel and its heirs -- 5. Marxist and Christian eschatologies -- A few relevant Marxist ideas -- The attempt at a Christian-Marxist synthesis -- Christianity taking account of Marxism
6. Modern Catholic interpretations of history -- Creative thinkers and official conservatism -- Increased concern with history -- Eternity and time -- What happens in history -- Ecclesiasticism and eschatology -- 7. The rediscovery of biblical eschatology -- the inadequacy of "progress" -- Some characteristics of history -- God and the completion of history -- Eternity and time: the future and the present -- The kingdom of God and human culture -- 8. Toynbee's modern synthesis -- Cycles without determinism -- A larger progressive destiny -- Ecclesiastical futurism -- The unresolved problem in Toynbee -- Toynbee's significance for Christian thought -- 9. Faith and the sovereignty of God -- Difficulties in a doctrine of providence -- the vindication of the idea of providence -- The three-stranded thread -- History and confession of faith.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)872116
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WorldCat Identities Shinn, Roger Lincoln.
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