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Niebuhr, Reinhold (1892–1971) By Peterson, Paul Silas

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1160-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 30 May 2023, from


Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr was an influential pastor and theologian in America. His thought initially centered on liberal pacifism, but it later turned to the program of the social gospel and, finally, to ‘Christian Realism’. Niebuhr’s father was a German immigrant Protestant pastor; his mother also came from an immigrant pastor’s family. Niebuhr completed his theological education at Eden Theological Seminary (Webster Groves, Missouri) and Yale Divinity School, and he was ordained in 1913.

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Peterson, Paul Silas. "Niebuhr, Reinhold (1892–1971)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 30 May. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1160-1

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