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The Contradictions of Reinhold Niebuhr

Why is religious thinker Reinhold Niebuhr beloved by conservatives and liberals alike?

Time Magazine, 1948

Andrew Sullivan explores why theologian Reinhold Neibuhr — now 40 years dead — is beloved by liberals and conservatives alike.

Pretty good for an old boy from a German Evangelical Synod in Detroit.  (Perhaps conservatives don’t realize that the German Evangelical Synod is now part of the United Church of Christ — the denomination Barack Obama belonged to in Chicago before the Jeremiah Wright brouhaha of 2008.)

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