By Reinhold Niebuhr
A definitive selection of the theologian and public highbrow who was once the moral sense of the yankee Century. "One of my favourite philosophers," remarked Barack Obama concerning the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892--1971) in 2007. President Obama is yet one of many many American political leaders--including Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr.--to be inspired by way of Niebuhr's writings. during the melancholy, global struggle II, and the chilly struggle, Niebuhr used to be the most well known public voices of his time, probing with singular sort the query of ways to behave morally in a fallen global. This Library of the USA quantity, ready by means of Niebuhr's daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, collects 4 quintessential books: Leaves from the workstation of a Tamed Cynic (1929), ethical guy and Immoral Society (1932), the youngsters of sunshine and the kids of Darkness (1944), and The Irony of yank heritage (1952), in addition to a variety of essays, sermons, lectures, prayers, together with his world-famous Serenity Prayer, and writings on present events--Prohibition, the Allied bombing of Germany, apartheid in South Africa, the Vietnam War--many of that are amassed right here for the 1st time.
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1908. The shop at the lower right in the photograph above was always a hardware store. Originally Bennett’s Hardware, it was purchased by Charlie Sutton in 1913. Above Sutton’s (later Howell’s Finest Hardware) was the Howell Opera House. Opened in 1881, it featured everything from Gilbert and Sullivan to Shakespeare to jugglers to William Jennings Bryan. It also served as a courthouse. The opera house closed in 1924 and became a neglected storage space. But it is going to have a happy ending. In 2000, the Livingston Arts Council (LAC) bought the building.
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Major Works on Religion and Politics (Library of America, Volume 263) by Reinhold Niebuhr