By Reinhold Niebuhr,Elisabeth Sifton
A definitive selection of the theologian and public highbrow who used to be the moral sense of the yankee Century. “One of my favourite philosophers,” remarked Barack Obama concerning the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971) in 2007. President Obama is yet one of many many American political leaders—including Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr.—to be encouraged by way of Niebuhr’s writings. through the melancholy, global conflict II, and the chilly struggle, Niebuhr used to be the most well known public voices of his time, probing with singular type the query of ways to behave morally in a fallen global. This Library of the United States quantity, ready by means of Niebuhr’s daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, collects 4 essential books: Leaves from the laptop of a Tamed Cynic (1929), Moral guy and Immoral Society (1932), The youngsters of sunshine and the youngsters of Darkness (1944), and The Irony of yankee History (1952), in addition to a variety of essays, sermons, lectures, prayers, together with his world-famous Serenity Prayer, and writings on present events—Prohibition, the Allied bombing of Germany, apartheid in South Africa, the Vietnam War—many of that are accumulated the following for the 1st time.