Reinhold Niebuhr

Does Civilization Need Religion?

Reinhold Niebuhr asked the question “Does civilization need religion?” in 1929 and his answer is relevant as ever

In Defense of Cold War Liberalism 

Hard to imagine why Yale University Press would publish Samuel Moyn’s new book when its narrative is so detached from reality

July 4, Royalism & Human Nature

Tyrants and despotisms always beckon. But the “blessings and security of self-government” offer greater happiness.

The Best Economy: Free and Fair, But Not Fixed

Balancing the scales of liberty and equality is both a free-market and a Christian concern.

Navigating the Scylla and Charybdis: Paul Ramsey and Contemporary Political Theology

Paul Ramsey was among the greatest theologians of the 20th century and we are in sore need of his ideas today

A Niebuhrian Companion: Over 20 Years of Mark R. Amstutz’s International Ethics

24 Years after publication, Christian ethicist Mark Amstutz’s textbook “International Ethics” is still a classic.

Whittaker Chambers’ Lenten Faith

What the struggle against 20th century totalitarianism can teach Christians about walking in faith today.

Christian Realism & the Iraq War

A statecraft dreaming that a great nation can be in the world but not of it is both hubristic and self-righteous.

Christian Realism as a Remedy for Polarization

Reinhold Niebuhr’s philosophy of Christian realism may hold the keys to addressing polarization in the West.