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

By Jeremy L. Sabella

ISBN-10: 0802875270

ISBN-13: 9780802875273

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) used to be 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 hide, and Time later eulogized him as "the maximum Protestant theologian in the United States on account that Jonathan Edwards." brought up as a power by way of public figures starting from Billy Graham to Barack Obama, Niebuhr used to be defined via historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. as "the such a lot influential American theologian of the 20th century."

during this significant other quantity to the coming near near documentary movie by way of Martin Doblmeier at the existence and impression of Reinhold Niebuhr, Jeremy Sabella attracts on an exceptional set of unique interviews to discover how Niebuhr maintains to compel minds and stir consciences within the twenty-first century. Interviews with best voices akin to Jimmy Carter, David Brooks, Cornel West, and Stanley Hauerwas in addition to with those who knew Niebuhr individually, together with his daughter Elisabeth, supply a wealthy trove of unique fabric to aid readers comprehend Niebuhr's enduring effect 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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