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Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold NiebuhrAKA Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr

Born: 21-Jun-1892
Birthplace: Wright City, MO
Died: 1-Jun-1971
Location of death: Stockbridge, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Prominent historical/political theologian

Father: Gustav (pastor)
Mother: Lydia Hosto
Brother: Helmut Richard Niebuhr
Wife: Ursula Keppel-Compton (m. 22-Dec-1931)

    University: Elmhurst College (1910)
    Theological: Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Grove, MO (1913)
    Theological: BD and MA, Yale Divinity School

    Christianity and Crisis Co-Founder (1941)
    Americans for Democratic Action
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964
    German Ancestry

Author of books:
Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics (1932, philosophy)
An Interpretation of Christian Ethics (1935, religion)
The Nature and Destiny of Man (1941-43, philosophy)
The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness: A Vindication of Democracy and a Critique of Its Traditional Defence (1944, politics)
Faith and History: A Comparison of Christian and Modern Views of History (1949, religion)
The Irony of American History (1952, international affairs)


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