Beckley, Harlan. Passion for Justice: Retrieving the Legacies of Walter Rauschenbusch, John A. Ryan, and Reinhold Niebuhr. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992. Explores the social ethics of three important religious thinkers and draws out the implications of their views for contemporary life.
Brown, Charles C. Niebuhr and His Age: Reinhold Niebuhr’s Prophetic Role in the Twentieth Century. Philadelphia: Trinity Press International, 1992. Shows how Reinhold Niebuhr’s political, philosophical, and theological views played an influential role in the public policy debates of his day.
Durkin, Kenneth. Reinhold Niebuhr. Harrisburg, Penn.: Morehouse, 1990. An introductory overview of Niebuhr’s life and thought.
Fackre, Gabriel J. The Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr. Rev. ed. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1994. An overview of Niebuhr’s life and thought, synthesizing many of his views and concepts in a manageable and coherent way.
Fox, Richard Wightman. Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography. New York: Pantheon, 1985. A well-written, meticulously documented study that offers a penetrating historical treatment of Niebuhr’s life.
Kegley, Charles W., and Robert W. Bretall, eds. Reinhold Niebuhr: His Religious, Social, and Political Thought. New York: Macmillan, 1984. A collection of essays that interpret all phases of Niebuhr’s work. The...
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