Friday, July 14, 2006

Reinhold Niebuhr and Billy Graham

Andrew S. Finstuen writes the The Prophet and the Evangelist in July/August 2006 issue of Christianity Today.

I'm struck that the Evangelical read all of Nieburhr but Nieburhr didn't reciprocate. A problem I find with my UU framing discussions were it seems most get their Conservative Theology via the television.
For example, Graham startled the Protestant world with his admission in 1958 that he had read "nearly everything Mr. Niebuhr has written." Graham apparently meant what he said. As late as the 1980s, Graham claimed: "Look, I need some more Reinhold Niebuhrs in my life. I would say Reinhold Niebuhr was a great contributor to me. He helped me work through some of my problems."