An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story


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Reinhold Niebuhr and the Taming of Cynicism

Each passing day seems to bring new examples that justify the description of ours as a “cynical age.” Although cynicism can crop up at any level of human life, it is most readily apparent in the higher echelons of government…

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Trump tried to make friends with Assad on the international playground, and when Assad turned on him, Trump decided to break Assad’s toy…

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King’s Chapel Revisited

To outside observers, the prominent role of clergy at our presidential inaugurations might suggest that America has a state religion. Franklin Graham’s opening comments at this year’s festivities might also suggest that the president is its high priest.

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Niebuhr as Theologian

The panel following the screening of the film in Colorado Springs in early March addressed quite a few interesting questions from the audience. Of these, two stood out to me: “Was Reinhold Niebuhr a theologian?” and

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Niebuhr film events planned

Screenings Across the Country Begin To coincide with the national broadcast of the new documentary film An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story a series of special event/public screenings and discussions are now being scheduled.   In most cases it will...

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