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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 USA because Jonathan Edwards." mentioned as a power by means of public figures starting from Billy Graham to Barack Obama, Niebuhr was once defined by way of historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. as "the so much influential American theologian of the 20th century."

during this spouse quantity to the coming near near documentary movie by means of Martin Doblmeier at the lifestyles and impact of Reinhold Niebuhr, Jeremy Sabella attracts on an unparalleled set of particular interviews to discover how Niebuhr maintains to compel minds and stir consciences within the twenty-first century. Interviews with best voices reminiscent of Jimmy Carter, David Brooks, Cornel West, and Stanley Hauerwas in addition to with those who knew Niebuhr for my part, together with his daughter Elisabeth, offer a wealthy trove of unique fabric to aid readers comprehend Niebuhr's enduring impression 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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