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Reinhold Niebuhr

Full Name: Reinhold Niebuhr
Hometown: Wright City, Missouri
Born: 1892-06-21
Died: 1971-06-01
Number of Works: 37
U.S. theologian. The son of an evangelical minister, he studied at Eden Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School. He was ordained in the Evangelical Synod of North America in 1915 and served as pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church in Detroit, Mich., until 1928. His years in that industrial city made him a critic of capitalism and an advocate of socialism. From 1928 to 1960 he taught at New York's Union Theological Seminary. His influential writings, which forcefully criticized liberal Protestant thought and emphasized the persistence of evil in human nature and social institutions, include Moral Man and Immoral Society (1932), The Nature and Destiny of Man, 2 vol. (1941 – 43), and The Self and the Dramas of History (1955).

from The Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

A 1958 interview with Reinhold Niebuhr: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/multimedia/video/2008/wallace/niebuhr_reinhold.html

ISBN: 0684718553, 9780684718552
Keywords: history, american, irony
Pages: 174
Published: 1952
  • Rating: 80%

Forged during the tumultuous but triumphant postwar years when America came of age as a world power, The Irony of American History is more relevant now than ever before. Cited by politicians as diverse as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Niebuhr’s masterpiece on the incongruity between personal ideals and political reality is both an indictment of American moral complacency and a warning against the arrogance of virtue. Impassioned, eloquent, and deeply perceptive, Niebuhr’s wisdom will cause readers to rethink their assumptions about right and wrong, war and peace. “[Niebuhr] is o
ISBN: 0664257097, 9780664257095
Keywords: nature, theological, ethics, volume, library, interpretation, destiny, man, christian, human
Pages: 672
Published: 1980
  • Rating: 80%

These two volumes of Neibuhr's wartime theology illuminate the horrific depths of the twentieth century by faith. Grounded in an unshakable biblical confidence in God, Human Nature and Human Destiny supply the appropriate human confidence for the tumultuous days fo the 1940's which shaped the rest of the century.
ISBN: 0664251641, 9780664251642
Keywords: cynic, tamed, notebook, leaves
Pages: 164
Published: 1957
  • Rating: 80%

Renowned theologian Reinhold Niebuhr began his career as pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church in Detroit, Michigan, where he served from 1915-1928. Leaves From the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic is Niebuhr's account of the frustrations and joys he experienced during his years at Bethel. Addressed to young ministers, this book provides reflections and insights for those engaged in the challenging yet infinitely rewarding occupation of pastoral ministry. Niebuhr's powerful book remains as useful and relevant today as it was eighty years ago.