Reinhold Niebuhr’s One Scripture Passage

Mid-20th-century America saw several theological giants roaming the landscape, participating in public debates, and exercising a degree of social influence unrivalled by any American theologian today.  One of the greatest of these giants was Reinhold Niebuhr, Professor of Applied Christianity at Union Seminary.  In December of 1954, William Nichols, editor of This Week Magazine, put the following question before Dr. Niebuhr: “If as a result of some cataclysm, it were possible to retain just one … [Read more...]