American Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.

Reinhold Niebuhr

(1892 - 1971)

A former pacifist, the American theologian and public intellectual Reinhold Niebuhr actively sought to persuade Christians to support the war against Hitler in World War II. Best known as a proponent of “Christian Realism,” which emphasized the tendency for sin to appear in all aspects of human life, his prominent works include The Nature and Destiny of Man, The Irony of American History, and The Self and the Dramas of History.

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