This book brings together the best of the unpublished works of one of the outstanding American religious thinkers of this century. These selected lectures, sermons, and essays show the breadth of H. Richard Niebuhr's interests and reveal his concern with integrating theology and practical living. In a foreword, the author's son -- also a distinguished theologian -- provides insights from his father's private writings; the editor's introduction orients readers to the contexts of Niebuhr's life, work, and writings.
"This rich volume, which collects writings from throughout Niebuhr's career, affords a panoramic view of his thinking. It does not revolutionize our estimate of his theology, but rather offers a chance to ponder the coherence of his thought and the significance of his legacy". -- Douglas F. Ottati, Christian Century