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  • (noun): United States Protestant theologian (1892-1971).
    Synonyms: Reinhold Niebuhr
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Niebuhr is a German surname.

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Alexander Miller (theologian) - Career
... It was there that he impressed Reinhold Niebuhr by his activities, and was recommended by Niebuhr as a Lecturer in Religion at Stanford University ... He wrote two books for Niebuhr’s ‘Christian Faith’ series ...
H. Richard Niebuhr
... Helmut Richard Niebuhr (September 3, 1894 - July 5, 1962) was one of the most important Christian theological-ethicists in 20th century America, most known for his 1951 book Christ ... The younger brother of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, Richard Niebuhr taught for several decades at Yale Divinity School ...
Christian Realism
... philosophical perspective developed by the theologian and public intellectual Reinhold Niebuhr in the late 1940s and early 1950s ... Niebuhr argued that the Kingdom of God cannot be realized on earth because of the innately corrupt tendencies of society ... Niebuhr argued that human perfectibility was an illusion, highlighting the sinfulness of humanity at a time when the world was confronted by the horrors of experiences such World ...
The Turning Point (1983 Film) - Plot
... In October 1945 the 19-year-old German prisoner of war, Mark Niebuhr (Sylvester Groth) arrives together with other prisoners at a train station in ... The young former soldier asserts that he is Mark Niebuhr and maintains his innocence, not knowing why he has been detained and does not understanding why he is being questioned ... Little by little Niebuhr gets to know his fellow prisoners ...
... Niebuhr is a German surname ... Barthold Georg Niebuhr, 19th century German statesman and historian Carsten Niebuhr, 18th century German traveller, explorer and surveyor, and father of Barthold Georg Niebuhr (somet ... Richard Niebuhr, brothers and American Christian scholars ...

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  • (noun): German historian noted for his critical approach to sources and for his history of Rome (1776-1831).
    Synonyms: Barthold George Niebuhr

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    A wise architect observed that you could break the laws of architectural art provided you had mastered them first. That would apply to religion as well as to art. Ignorance of the past does not guarantee freedom from its imperfections.
    —Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)

    Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
    —Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)

    I’m a Sunday School teacher, and I’ve always known that the structure of law is founded on the Christian ethic that you shall love the Lord your God and your neighbor as yourself—a very high and perfect standard. We all know the fallibility of man, and the contentions in society, as described by Reinhold Niebuhr and many others, don’t permit us to achieve perfection.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)