Reinhold Niebuhr: Major Works on Religion and Politics  -     Edited By: Elisabeth Sifton
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Reinhold Niebuhr: Major Works on Religion and Politics

Edited By: Elisabeth Sifton
Library of America / Hardcover

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A definitive collection of the theologian and public intellectual who was the conscience of the American Century

Many have been influenced by Niebuhr's writings. Throughout the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War, Niebuhr was one of the most prominent public voices of his time, probing with singular style the question of how to act morally in a fallen world. This Library of America volume, prepared by Niebuhr's daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, collects four indispensable books: Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic (1929), Moral Man and Immoral Society (1932), The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (1944), and The Irony of American History (1952), along with a selection of essays, sermons, lectures, prayers, including his world-famous Serenity Prayer, and writings on current events - Prohibition, the Allied bombing of Germany, apartheid in South Africa, the Vietnam War - many of which are collected here for the first time.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 850
Vendor: Library of America
Dimensions: 7.25 X 4.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1598533754
ISBN-13: 9781598533750
Series: Library of America

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Author Bio

ELISABETH SIFTON, an editor and book publisher for forty years, is the author of The Serenity Prayer: Faith and Politics in Times of Peace and War. She lives in New York City and in Princeton, New Jersey.

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