Scholarship of Discovery
Reinhold Niebuhr is often criticized for the negative attitude he has toward self-interest. The author contends that the writings of Jonathan Edwards, especially his understanding of natural morality, can form a counter-argument against Niebuhr’s claims. After examining both views, an attempt is made to show that Edwards can easily withstand some of the more prominent critiques made against Niebuhr.
Lowery, Kevin Twain, "Is Self-Love Always a Vice? An Edwardsian Critique of Reinhold Niebuhr" (2005). Faculty Scholarship – Theology. 31.
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