By Reinhold Niebuhr

A definitive choice of the theologian and public highbrow who was once the judgment of right and wrong of the yank Century. “One of my favourite philosophers,” remarked Barack Obama in regards to the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) in 2007. President Obama is yet one of many many American political leaders—including Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr.—to be encouraged through Niebuhr’s writings. through the melancholy, global battle II, and the chilly conflict, Niebuhr used to be some of the most in demand public voices of his time, probing with singular kind the query of ways to behave morally in a fallen global. This Library of the USA quantity, ready through Niebuhr’s daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, collects 4 necessary books: Leaves from the laptop of a Tamed Cynic (1929), Moral guy and Immoral Society (1932), The teenagers of sunshine and the youngsters of Darkness (1944), and The Irony of yankee History (1952), in addition to a variety of essays, sermons, lectures, prayers, together with his world-famous Serenity Prayer, and writings on present events—Prohibition, the Allied bombing of Germany, apartheid in South Africa, the Vietnam War—many of that are accumulated right here for the 1st time.

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