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Walter Lippmann once called Reinhold Niebuhr the greatest mind America had produced since Jonathan Edwards. It was fitting, then, that Niebuhr died at home in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in the town where Edwards had preached. He was born in Wright City, Missouri, and his father was a German mostrar más immigrant who served those German-speaking churches that preserved both the Lutheran and Reformed (Calvinist) traditions and piety. After seminary in St. Louis, he studied for two years at Yale University, and the M.A. he received there was the highest degree he earned. Rather than work for a doctorate, he became a pastor in Detroit, where in his 13 years of service a tiny congregation grew to one of 800 members. Part of his diary from those years was published in 1929 as Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic. During that time he began to attract attention through articles on social issues; as he said, he "cut [his] eyeteeth fighting [Henry] Ford." But the socialism to which he was attracted soon seemed naive to him: human problems could not be solved just by appealing to the good in people or by promulgating programs for change. Power, economic clout, was needed to change the systems set up by sinful groups, a position expressed in his 1932 book, Moral Man and Immoral Society. By this time Niebuhr was teaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he spent the rest of his career. Niebuhr's theology always took second place to ethics. He ran for office as a socialist, rescued Paul Tillich from Germany, became a strong supporter of Israel, gave up pacifism, and was often too orthodox for the liberals, too liberal for the orthodox. His The Nature and Destiny of Man is one of the few seminal theological books written by an American. In it he reiterates a theme that led some to place him in the Barthian camp of Neo-orthodoxy: the radical sinfulness of the human creature. The human condition as illumined by the Christian tradition was always the arena in which he worked. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Reinhold Niebuhr

An Interpretation of Christian Ethics (1935) — Autor — 357 copias
Justice and mercy (1974) 80 copias
Pious and secular America (1958) 56 copias
Mississippi Black Paper (1965) 11 copias

Obras relacionadas

El precio de la gracia/ The Price of Grace (Spanish Edition) (1937) — Prólogo, algunas ediciones8,559 copias
Las Variedades de la experiencia religiosa : estudio de la naturaleza humana (1902) — Introducción, algunas ediciones5,152 copias
On Religion (1957) — Introducción, algunas ediciones256 copias
The Philosophy of History in Our Time (1959) — Contribuidor — 217 copias

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Nombre canónico
Niebuhr, Reinhold
Nombre legal
Niebuhr, Karl Paul Reinhold
Otros nombres
NIEBUHR, Karl Paul Reinhold
NIEBUHR Reinhold
Fecha de nacimiento
1892-06-21
Fecha de fallecimiento
1971-06-01
Género
male
Nacionalidad
USA
Lugar de nacimiento
Wright City, Missouri, USA
Lugar de fallecimiento
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Lugares de residencia
New York, New York, USA
Educación
Elmhurst College (BA|1910)
Eden Theological Seminary
Yale Divinity School (B.Div.|1914|MA|1915)
Ocupaciones
Professor of theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York
Relaciones
Keppel-Compton, Ursula (echtgenote)
Niebuhr, Helmut Richard (broer)
Organizaciones
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 1953)
Union Theological Seminary
Premios y honores
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964)
Biografía breve
Richard Wightman Fox mentioned in his biography that Reinhold Niebuhr was seen, in the late forties, as "(...) the establishment's theologian (...)"

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