Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Reinhold Neibuhr -- Speaking of Faith

This week's Speaking of Faith program is dedicated to rediscovering the work of Reinhold Neibuhr. There is no way that a blogpost can scratch the surface of this iceberg of a subject. I post the link on the distant chance that some reader, somewhere, might find and listen to it.

Krista Tippett is one of the great journalists working today. She is putting together a body of work that will someday be one of the most reliable and important repositories of primary material assembled in our time.

Neibuhr's Moral Man and Immoral Society was the title selected for this program. That work captures for me the most compelling of all of Neibuhr's writing. The summary of his contributions presented here, including his voice in sermons, is the most comprehensive and compelling I have found. The program is an hour long.

"Politics is the art of finding approximate solutions to basically insoluble problems."
Neibuhr quote by Paul Eli, author and editor

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