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Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic
Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic Author:Reinhold Niebuhr It is not accidental that Reinhold Niebuhr should have profoundly influenced statesmen, political scientists, and social historians of contemporary America. His concern for the relevance of theology to the political and social situation of the modern world was significantly shaped by his own experience as a young minister in the growing industri... more »al city of Detroit from 1915 to 1928.
LEAVES FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF A TAMED CYNIC, the record of his years in the active ministry, contains, as he observes in his new preface to this edition, "some indications of the uneasiness about the general presuppositions which informed a youthful ministry.... What we think of man and God, of sin and salvation, is partly prompted by the comparative comforts or discomforts in which we live. It is a very sobering reflection on the lack of transcendence of the human spirit over the flux of historical change."« less