Religion: Niebuhr v. Sin

Like Calvin Coolidge's legendary preacher, Reinhold Niebuhr is against sin. But Dr. Niebuhr is no simple evangelist urging good works and blind faith; his battle with sin cuts thick theological ice. He has sawed away to such effect in his 53 years that he is generally known as the No. 1 theologian of U.S. Protestantism.

Intellectual Theologian Niebuhr (pronounced Neeber) is no man for the masses: he often has Union Theological Seminary's best students gasping In the high altitudes of his apologetics. On the other hand, he is no mere dialectician of theology: his plain & fancy thinking is as closely welded...

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