Previous studies of H. Richard Niebuhr's intellectual background have fallen into two groups: those that stress the German and especially Kantian sources of Niebuhr's thought, and those that emphasize the American and especially pragmatic sources of his thought. Joseph S. Pagano provides a way beyond these seemingly antagonistic positions. Through careful readings of the philosophical background of the triadic structure, Pagano demonstrates that Niebuhr's intellectual background was both Kantian and pragmatic. He also provides the first book-length study of the development of the triadic structure of faith in Niebuhr's theology and ethics. This book is a particularly insightful reference for scholars in ethics, religious studies, theology, philosophy, and church history.
Joseph S. Pagano earned a Ph.D. in Theology at Marquette University, and is currently Assistant Professor of Theology at Mount Mary College.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Part One: The Intellectual Background of the Triadic Structure of Faith Chapter 4 Immanuel Kant Chapter 5 Charles Sanders Pierce Chapter 6 Josiah Royce Chapter 7 Part Two: The Triadic Structure of Faith in the Theology and Ethics of H. Richard Niebuhr Chapter 8 The German-American Context Chapter 9 The Development of the Triadic Structure of Faith Chapter 10 The Triadic Structure of Faith in Niebuhr's Theology Chapter 11 Conclusion Chapter 12 Endnotes Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About The Author