An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story by Jeremy L. Sabella

By Jeremy L. Sabella

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) was once an inner-city pastor, ethics professor, and writer of the recognized Serenity Prayer. Time magazine's twenty fifth anniversary factor in March 1948 featured Niebuhr on its disguise, and Time later eulogized him as "the maximum Protestant theologian in the United States on account that Jonathan Edwards." mentioned as a power by way of public figures starting from Billy Graham to Barack Obama, Niebuhr used to be defined through historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. as "the so much influential American theologian of the 20 th century."

during this better half quantity to the imminent documentary movie via Martin Doblmeier at the existence and impact of Reinhold Niebuhr, Jeremy Sabella attracts on an unparalleled set of particular interviews to discover how Niebuhr keeps to compel minds and stir consciences within the twenty-first century. Interviews with top voices reminiscent of Jimmy Carter, David Brooks, Cornel West, and Stanley Hauerwas in addition to with those that knew Niebuhr individually, together with his daughter Elisabeth, supply a wealthy trove of unique fabric to assist readers comprehend Niebuhr's enduring influence on American existence and thought.

CONTRIBUTORS (interviewees)

Andrew J. Bacevich
David Brooks
Lisa Sowle Cahill
Jimmy Carter
Gary Dorrien
Andrew Finstuen
okay. Healan Gaston
Stanley Hauerwas
Susannah Heschel
William H. Hudnut III
Robin W. Lovin
Fr. Mark S. Massa, SJ
Elisabeth Sifton
Ronald H. Stone
Cornel West
Andrew Young

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