Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1892-06-21
Death 1971-06-01
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Reinhold Niebuhr and his wife, Ursula Niebuhr.

From the description of Letters, 1935-1982, n.d., to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155873776

Theologian, philosopher, and author.

From the description of Papers of Reinhold Niebuhr, 1907-1994 (bulk 1930-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063622

Theologian.

From the description of Reminiscences of Reinhold Niebuhr : oral history, 1953. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741225

Niebuhr joined the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in 1928 and remained there until his retirement in 1960. He wrote many books on the relationship of the Christian faith to the industrial, technological world.

From the description of Letters, 1959. (Joint Archive of Holland, History Research Center). WorldCat record id: 30451934

Biographical Note

  • 1892, June 21: Born, Wright City, Mo.
  • 1910: Graduated, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill.
  • 1913: Graduated, Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Mo. Ordained minister, German Evangelical Synod of North America
  • 1914: B. D., Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1915: A. M., Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1915 - 1928 : Pastor, Bethel Evangelical Church, Detroit, Mich.
  • 1929: Published Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic. Chicago: Willett, Clark and Colby
  • 1928 - 1930 : Associate professor of Christian ethics and philosophy of religion, Union Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.
  • 1930 - 1960 : Professor of Christian ethics and philosophy of religion, Union Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.
  • 1931: Married Ursula Keppel-Compton
  • 1932: Published Moral Man and Immoral Society. New York, N.Y.: C. Scribner's Sons
  • 1939: Delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland; published in 1941-1943 as The Nature and Destiny of Man. New York, N.Y.: C. Scribner's Sons. 2 vols.
  • 1940: Resigned from the Socialist Party
  • 1941 - 1966 : Editor, Christianity and Crisis
  • 1947: Co-chairman, Founding Conference of Americans for Democratic Action
  • 1964: Received Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 1971, June 1: Died, Stockbridge, Mass.

From the guide to the Reinhold Niebuhr Papers, 1907-1997, (bulk 1930-1990), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Preaching
  • Religion and sociology
  • Theology
  • Social service
  • Political ethics
  • Economic development--Religious aspects--Christianity
  • Labor
  • Theologians--Interviews
  • Agriculture--Massachusetts--Hillhouse
  • Ethics
  • Race relations
  • Religion
  • Social problems
  • Pastoral theology
  • Socialism
  • Capitalism--Religious aspects--Christianity
  • World politics--20th century
  • Theology--20th century
  • Religion and social problems
  • Faith

Occupations:

  • Philosophers
  • Theologians
  • Authors

Places:

  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Hillhouse (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)