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The Essential Reinhold Niebuhr by Reinhold Niebuhr
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Mar 22, 11


The Essential Reinhold Neibuhr is a collection by the original ethical realist. He is a rare religious thinker who actually thinks about how religious and ethical thinking can be applied to actual life. Moreover, his political writing is brilliant. However, this book focuses on his religious writing, which is semi-awkward for someone who does not consider himself a member of Neibuhr's "We the Christians." That said, the serenity prayer, which he wrote, is something I agree with (except for that first line, the prayer is perfect.)
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