Reinhold Niebuhr

Marksism | Ep. 16: On US-China Relations and Moral Ideology, Wesleyan Political Theology, and USCIRF
Marksism | Ep. 16: On US-China Relations and Moral Ideology, Wesleyan Political Theology, and USCIRF

In the weekly Marksism series, Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche discuss the latest content from the week. First,…

Marksism | Ep. 14: Reformed Theology, Liberalism, Nuclear Weapons, WWII, and More

In this episode of Marksism, Mark Tooley, Marc LiVecche, and Mark Melton discuss the week’s latest content, including book reviews…

Beware the Pride of Victors: Reinhold Niebuhr on Japan’s Surrender
Beware the Pride of Victors: Reinhold Niebuhr on Japan’s Surrender

“It was inevitable that the final surrender of Japan, ending the costliest war of human history, should be greeted with a delirium of joy all over the world, and in America particularly.”

Eric Patterson Explains Christian Realism

Mark Tooley interviews Eric Patterson about Christian Realism. He’s executive vice president of the Religious Freedom Institute and scholar-at-large with…

Political Questions Are Not Irrelevant to Faith: A Reflection on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Martyrdom
Political Questions Are Not Irrelevant to Faith: A Reflection on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Martyrdom

Seventy-five years ago, Reinhold Niebuhr wrote this article reflecting on the martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Protestants Need a Better Response to Catholic Integralism

In this video Daniel Strand discusses what Catholic integralism is, how it is arguably the original Christian political theology, its…

Soberness in Victory: A Reflection on V-E Day from 75 Years Ago

On May 8, 1945, the Allies accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender. Shortly thereafter, Reinhold Niebuhr explained why the victors should be sober and humble.

Reinhold Niebuhr and the Second World War

Beginning in 1940, Reinhold Niebuhr made the case for a sober, realistic, and morally grounded US involvement overseas, out of the central admission that whatever America’s own faults, a punctilious detachment from world affairs might very well result in the triumph of greater imbalances and injustices

Why Americans Should Critique Their Government, Even When Others Are Worse

Christianity and Crisis published the following editorial by Reinhold Niebuhr on February 19, 1945. He explains not only why his publication criticized the United States’ foreign policies as the country fought Nazi Germany, but also why Christians should not have uncritical loyalty to the nation.