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"An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story"
Date: Tuesday - April 24, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Harry Ransom Center, Prothro Theater, UT Austin Campus
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Storyexplores the life and influence of Niebuhr (1892-1971), a theologian, writer, political activist and one of the most influential public intellectuals of the twentieth century. Presidents from Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter have credited his impact on their thinking, as did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who cited Niebuhr in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” The screening will be followed by a discussion of Niebuhr’s ongoing relevance with filmmaker Martin Doblmeier. Austin Seminary and Harry Ransom Center co-presenters.