Books by Reinhold Niebuhr

Released: April 1, 1969

"This certainly is a solid study based on the authors' earlier works and a course they taught jointly at Harvard."
The tendency of the emerging Third World nations to willingly forego democratic government (not to mention capitalism) has led to much soul-searching among American policy-makers. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1968

"But that is not a material consideration."
Niebuhr is one of today's very few truly "ecumenical" theologians in the sense that he is one of the not more than three or four, whose thoughts and opinions carry considerable weight among the thinkers of every major western denomination. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 9, 1962

"There are some unwieldy chunks of prose ('imperial irresponsibility is an unimpressive method of preserving an anti- imperialist virtue') but the subject is timely and often Niebuhr is news."
Perhaps no nation is more prone to self-analysis than the United States, and this dynamic unravelling of our roots with a slightly Hegelian cast is sure to go beyond the campus market. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 26, 1959

"For the student of politics."
This is a far-reaching "study of the recurring patterns and problems of the political order in relation to the unique problems of the nuclear age". Dr. Niebuhr begins by examining the political structure of Russia and the United States, nations which have achieved imperial power and yet condemn imperialism — for different reasons. Read full book review >
Released: March 28, 1958

"This is the final answer to the mystery of human existence."
No one sees the American (and world) scene so steadily and whole as Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 19, 1953

"A book to be featured."
Any book which comes from the pen of Reinhold Niebuhr is important. Read full book review >
FAITH AND HISTORY by Reinhold Niebuhr
Released: April 18, 1949

"This is a book which will command wide attention from the clergy, theologians and philosophers and other serious minded Protestant Christians."
Such is the stature attained by Reinhold Niebuhr as a theologian and prophetic interpreter of the current scene that the appearance of a major work of his pen must be regarded as a significant event in the religious world. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 1941

"Keep the names of purchasers of the present volume and take orders for Volume II."
Dr. Niebuhr's mentality, the Gifford Lectureship's importance, and the nature and destiny of man's scope put this volume beyond this critic. Read full book review >

"A natural for Clergy and 'modern thinkers' — Excellent."
Many books have been written on the Problem of Evil and many more on the Religion of Love. Read full book review >

"In fact, my own criticism would be that the author has allowed himself to be carried away by his own sarcasm and wit, and sometimes misses the bus in his efforts to ridicule."
At a time when to fight or not to fight has become a burning question, these essays are particularly interesting, and will delight and madden any reader with party ties — be they church, state or "isms" — for nothing escapes Dr. Niebuhr's fluent pen and merciless attack. Read full book review >

"Niebuhr's reputation is such that this book should command a wide reading."
Professor Robertson has rendered a most valuable service in bringing together in this volume scattered magazine articles of Reinhold Niebuhr dealing with the function of the Church in modern society. Read full book review >

"This book is for those willing and able to understand such a thorough search for the true way out of our difficulties."
The title of this book is derived from the first of a series of five lectures or essays dealing with the ethical, philosophical and spiritual problems inherent in the present world situation. Read full book review >

"A brief book, but one of good will and intelligent insight which should help clear the air for an audience which if devout- may also be intolerant."
A liberal theologist lashes out at current American thinking on world affairs and his angle on communism, based as it is on the thinking of a Churchman, catches our eye with new facets. Read full book review >