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“An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story”

A film by Martin Doblmeier


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Join us for a screening of "An American Conscience" followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Martin Doblmeier and faculty from Austin Seminary and The University of Texas at Austin. If you're unable to attend, the panel discussion will be live-streamed here.


Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.

Harry Ransom Center's Prothro Theater



An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story explores 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 Professors Cynthia L. Rigby and Asante Todd, and UT Professor Eric McDaniel. Co-presented with UT's Harry Ransom Center.


An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story is the winner of the 2018 Wilbur Award for the best feature length work in Television & Cable.


Read a Q&A with the filmmaker.


Watch the trailer here.


Dr. Martin Dobelmeier

Founder and Founder, Journey Films; Filmmaker

Dr. Eric McDaniel

Associate Professor in the Department of Government, UT, Austin


Dr. Cynthia L. Rigby

The W.C. Brown Professor of Theology, Austin Seminary

Dr. Asante Todd

Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Austin Seminary


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