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Movement in 20th-c. Prot. theol. that opposed modernism.* Proponents include S. A. Kierkegaard,* K. Barth,* and H. E. Brunner.* Reinhold Niebuhr's* dialectical concept of God (both transcendent and immanent), man, and hist. aroused widespread interest in Am. See also Dialectical Theology; Switzerland, Contemporary Theology in.

R. Niebuhr, The Nature and Destiny of Man, 2 vols. (New York, 1941–43), reviewed in CTM, XIII (1942), 156–158; XV (1944), 640–644.

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