The Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr, Third Edition
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 1971) whom President Barack Obama famously named as his favorite philosopher in a 2007 interview was arguably the most influential American theologian of the twentieth century. Gabriel Fackre s Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr has long provided a compact introduction to Niehbuhr s life and thought.
With Niebuhr s enduring legacy again rising to prominence in political and religious circles, Fackre has reworked his standard account of this iconic visionary realist for a new generation. In this revised and updated third edition, Fackre crystallizes key themes in Niebuhr s writings, addresses and debunks Tall Tales that have sprung up around Niebuhr s legacy, and applies Niebuhr s thinking to twenty-first-century theological and cultural issues.
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