Project Director

Yeager, Jonathan

Department Examiner

Welsh, Talia; Matlock, Barry

Department

Dept. of Philosophy and Religion

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Reinhold Niebuhr and Gustavo Gutiérrez were two influential theologians. Niebuhr was a Protestant neo-orthodox theologian and Gutiérrez was a Catholic liberation theologian. Both tackled the theological topics of justice and reformation. Niebuhr and Gutiérrez came to similar conclusions on these topics although they shared no explicit connections. Despite this, these two thinkers are not widely compared in scholarship. There is an academic tradition of treating Catholicism and Protestantism separately. This tradition could explain why the similarities between the two are overlooked. This essay explores the beliefs of Niebuhr and Gutiérrez on justice and reformation to demonstrate the similarities and argue that these theologians merit more extensive comparison.

Degree

B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Date

5-2019

Name

Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971 -- Criticism and interpretation; Gutiérrez, Gustavo, 1928- -- Criticism and interpretation

Keyword

Justice; Reformation; Liberation; Utopia; Reinhold Niebuhr; Gustavo Gutiérrez

Discipline

Philosophy

Document Type

Theses

Extent

42 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Included in

Philosophy Commons

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