Niebuhr Archive

  • Timeline

    An interview from OnBeing that explores the ideas and present-day relevance of 20th century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, an influential, boundary-crossing voice in American public life. Exploring his wide appeal, three distinctive voices describe Niebuhr’

  • Cover Story

    In 1948, Time magazine profiled Reinhold Niebuhr's "Faith for a Lenten Age."

  • Reinhold Niebuhr

    On Being's collection of images, audio, and links about "the supreme American theologian

  • Niebuhr Family

    The brothers created an intellectual legacy that their family members sustain to this day.

  • More Resources

    Many more Niebuhr materials can be found on the Web. Here are a few places to look.

  • H. Richard Niebuhr

    An extensive online collection of writings by and about H. Richard Niebuhr from

  • Sermons & Audio

    A gallery of Reinhold Niebuhr's sermons, along with discussions of his life and work.

  • Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

    The Pulitzer-winning historian was greatly influenced by Niebuhr and later became his champion.

  • Barack Obama

    The 44th President calls Reinhold Niebuhr one of his "favorite philosophers."

  • Serenity Prayer

    Many who have never heard Reinhold Niebuhr's name know by heart the prayer ascribed to him.

  • TV Interview

    Mike Wallace conducts a rare TV interview with Reinhold Niebuhr, broadcast April 27, 1958 on ABC.

  • David Brooks

    Reinhold Niebuhr has often served as a starting point for the columnist's commentary.

  • Bibliography

    Explore works by and about Reinhold and H. Richard Niebuhr, with links to online catalogs.

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