An American conscience : the Reinhold Niebuhr story / Jeremy L. Sabella ; foreword by Robin W. Lovin.

Author
Sabella, Jeremy L., 1981- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan : WIlliam B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description
xvi, 155 pages ; 23 cm

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Summary note
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) was an inner-city pastor, ethics professor, and author of the famous Serenity Prayer. Time magazine's 25th anniversary issue in March 1948 featured Niebuhr on its cover, and Time later 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. - back of book
Notes
"A companion to the film by Martin Doblmeier"--Cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-146) and index.
Contents
Introduction: An American conscience -- The preacher-activist -- Hope amid chaos -- Visions of a new world order -- Bumbling knights and nuclear warheads -- Niebuhr and the twenty-first-century conscience.
ISBN
  • 9780802875273 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 0802875270 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2016055140
OCLC
961009702
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