This volume offers a compelling introduction to the life, times, and theological thought of H. Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr--the two most important American theologians of the twentieth century. Although the Niebuhr brothers shared the same heritage and experienced many of the same formative moments, their thought diverged at key points as their lives and careers developed. Scott R. Paeth's expert introduction to the Niebuhr brothers explores this history and the enduring influence of the Niebuhrs on religious and political thought. This lively introduction, which includes witty illustrations from Ron Hill, is an essential resource for understanding these enduring theological figures.
Scott R. Paeth is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author or editor of several books, including Public Theology for a Global Society, Exodus Church and Civil Society, and Who Do You Say That I Am?