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By Jeremy L. Sabella

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 considering that Jonathan Edwards." mentioned as a power through public figures starting from Billy Graham to Barack Obama, Niebuhr was once defined by means of historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. as "the such a lot influential American theologian of the 20 th century."

during this spouse quantity to the impending documentary movie via Martin Doblmeier at the existence and effect of Reinhold Niebuhr, Jeremy Sabella attracts on an remarkable set of specific interviews to discover how Niebuhr maintains to compel minds and stir consciences within the twenty-first century. Interviews with top voices comparable to Jimmy Carter, David Brooks, Cornel West, and Stanley Hauerwas in addition to with those that knew Niebuhr individually, together with his daughter Elisabeth, offer a wealthy trove of unique fabric to assist readers comprehend Niebuhr's enduring influence on American lifestyles 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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