After traveling through Europe in 1947—including to Scotland, Amsterdam, and Switzerland—Reinhold Niebuhr wrote some reflections, including on state churches, the Truman Doctrine, Christian political parties, and more.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Reinhold NiebuhrJune 2, 2022
In late winter and early spring 1947, Reinhold Niebuhr visited Europe and wrote short editorials for Christianity and Crisis as he traveled. In the following correspondences, the first coming from Scotland and the second coming from somewhere in the United Kingdom, he offers brief reflections on different current events.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Reinhold NiebuhrMarch 30, 2022
Christians around the world should hold in mind and in prayer their brothers and sisters in Algeria who were barred from meeting together to celebrate Easter.
Miles P.J. WindsorApril 6, 2021
Proponents of religious economy theory point to evidence suggesting that religious adherence decreases when a government actively promotes a church or hinders other beliefs.
Mark MeltonOctober 28, 2020
If Boris Johnson responds successfully not only to English populism and Brexit but also Scottish nationalism, he would arguably become one of the great prime ministers of British history. Is he the right figure for the task?
Mark MeltonDecember 23, 2019
The British general election on Thursday, December 12 was a triumph for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party. Yet the election leaves in its wake troubling questions about the cohesion of Britain today.
Terry TastardDecember 16, 2019
Tonight people will gather for Burns Night to remember one of Scotland’s national heroes. But should this man’s flaws cause us to rethink his place in national mythmaking and nationalism in general?
Mark MeltonJanuary 25, 2019
Should Christians promote nation-states in all places at all times? No.
Mark MeltonJanuary 23, 2019
War and hatred should never be conflated, but it is easy for the two to become one when fighting immoral adversaries, such as the Islamic State or the Axis Powers. In this article, originally published on December 14, 1942, Christianity and Crisis editor Henry Smith Leiper refers to the latter.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineNovember 30, 2017