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An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

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Finstuen, Andrew S. "Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an Age of Anxiety," The University of North Carolina Press, 2009

Niebuhr, Reinhold. "Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics ," Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932

Niebuhr, Reinhold. "The Irony of American History," Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952

Sabella, Jeremy L. “An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story," Eerdmans, forthcoming


Blake, John. "How Obama's favorite theologian shaped his first year in office," CNN, February 2010,

Elie, Paul. "A Man for All Reasons," The Atlantic, November 2007

Schlesinger, Arthur Jr. "Reinhold Niebuhr's Long Shadow," The New York Times, June 1992 permalink


Trailer: An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

"Illusions of Managing History: The Enduring Relevance of Reinhold Niebuhr." University lecture given by Andrew J. Bacevich, October 9, 2007


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