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The theologian H. Richard Niebuhr criticized what he took to be the liberals’ naive belief that “A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross” (quoted in Ahlstrom 1972: 784). His brother Reinhold Niebuhr, the leading figure in Neo-orthodoxy, argued that “The ethic of Jesus does not deal at all with the immediate moral problem of every human life. . It transcends the possibilities of human life . . as God transcends the world” (Introduction to Christian Ethics (1935), quoted in Ahlstrom 1972: 942).
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It transcends the possibilities of human life . . as God transcends the world” (Introduction to Christian Ethics (1935), quoted in Ahlstrom 1972: 942). Such theologians provided a much more conflictual, and even tragic, account of religious life than that proposed by nineteenth-century liberals, one notably in tune with the vision of culture in T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land (1922). Written several years before Eliot’s conversion to Christianity, The Waste Land offers a good example of the role of religious crisis in modernism.
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