The legacy of American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr

March 15, 2011

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Reinhold Niebuhr's ideas have influenced leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama.

A current lecture series at Elmhurst College is celebrating its most famous alumni-American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. His ideas have influenced leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and our current President Barack Obama.

Niebuhr was deeply engaged with American foreign policy and strongly anti-Communist. And some credit him with authoring The Serenity Prayer. Elmhurst President S. Alan Ray joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the legacy of the American theologian.

Tuesday night he’ll participate in a discussion about evil as part of the college’s lecture series Still Speaking: Conversations on Faith.