An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story Author Jeremy L. Sabella
ISBN-10 0802875270
ISBN-13 9780802875273
Year 2017-03-27
Pages 171
Language English
Publisher Eerdmans
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Reinhold Niebuhr 18921971 was an inner city pastor ethics professor and author of the famous Serenity Prayer Timemagazine s 25th anniversary issue in March 1948 featured Niebuhr on its cover andTimelater eulogized him as the greatest Protestant theologian in America since Jonathan Edwards Cited as an influence by public figures ranging from Billy Graham to Barack Obama Niebuhr was described by historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr as the most influential American theologian of the twentieth century In this companion volume to the forthcoming documentary film by Martin Doblmeier on the life and influence of Reinhold Niebuhr Jeremy Sabella draws on an unprecedented set of exclusive interviews to explore how Niebuhr continues to compel minds and stir consciences in the twenty first century Interviews with leading voices such as Jimmy Carter David Brooks Cornel West and Stanley Hauerwas as well as with people who knew Niebuhr personally including his daughter Elisabeth provide a rich trove of original material to help readers understand Niebuhr s enduring impact on American life and thought CONTRIBUTORS interviewees Andrew J Bacevich David Brooks Lisa Sowle Cahill Jimmy Carter Gary Dorrien Andrew Finstuen K 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