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Religion: The Definitive Reinhold Niebuhr

He attended two second-rate church schools, a boarding academy and a seminary. Raised in a German-speaking home, he entered Yale Divinity School in 1913 still...

Essay: A Literary Remembrance

South African Novelist Alan Paton, author of Cry, the Beloved Country, died of cancer last week. The book was an early expression of the developing racial...

Religion: Faith for a Lenten Age

(See Cover) It was Lent. On Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, a woman and a little girl were stopped by the traffic at a cross street. On the opposite curb stood a...

Religion: Neo-Orthodoxy: Round Two

"In this strange age it has been left to the American Unitarian Association to descend to a level of theological discussion never reached in our knowledge by...

Religion: Justification of Justice

A solemn questioning of the optimistic view that human evil is due merely to human ignorance is being conducted by Protestant Reinhold Niebuhr of New York...

Religion: Death of a Christian Realist

In the decade before World War II, liberal Protestant theology in the U.S. had become a stagnant residue of the social gospel. There was an uncritical...

Religion: Brother, Where Art Thou?

To nobody's surprise, U.S. Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's attack on Swiss Theologian Karl Barth for his speech before the World Council of Churches at Amsterdam...

Religion: R. N. Retires

The donors included Arnold Toynbee and David Dubinsky. Charles Malik and Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot and Eleanor Roosevelt. They and 66 other sponsors had...

Protestants: Crisis Continues

In early 1941, when Hitler's troops stood poised across the English Channel from Britain, American churchmen had mixed feelings about U.S. entry into the war...

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