New PDF release: An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

By Jeremy L. Sabella

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) used to be an inner-city pastor, ethics professor, and writer of the well-known 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 in view that Jonathan Edwards." mentioned as a power via public figures starting from Billy Graham to Barack Obama, Niebuhr was once defined by means of historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. as "the so much influential American theologian of the 20 th century."

during this spouse quantity to the coming near near documentary movie through Martin Doblmeier at the lifestyles and impact of Reinhold Niebuhr, Jeremy Sabella attracts on an exceptional set of specific interviews to discover how Niebuhr keeps to compel minds and stir consciences within the twenty-first century. Interviews with prime voices resembling Jimmy Carter, David Brooks, Cornel West, and Stanley Hauerwas in addition to with those that knew Niebuhr for my part, together with his daughter Elisabeth, offer a wealthy trove of unique fabric to assist readers comprehend Niebuhr's enduring impression on American existence and thought.

CONTRIBUTORS (interviewees)

Andrew J. Bacevich
David Brooks
Lisa Sowle Cahill
Jimmy Carter
Gary Dorrien
Andrew Finstuen
ok. 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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