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For our session this afternoon, you may be wondering: Dionne and David Brooks, for three or four years, have been saying we must do a session on Reinhold Niebuhr.
We used to say we think you all should know about Niebuhr. And Obama went on for 25 minutes about his admiration for Reinhold Niebuhr. And then David did a column on Niebuhr and then we got an excuse to do Niebuhr. But we thought you wanted to know about him anyway.
Bill has, if you look at his bio, written some very important books. One is called The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America, which was the winner of a best-book award — the Merle Curti Award in intellectual history — in Remind me, Bill, who was Merle Curti?
He was a great intellectual historian. From the University of Wisconsin. Dionne is going to read to us from about five different books by Niebuhr that he has stacked over here.
How do you like that? I have a thriller on my list. Twenty, you gave me. Bill, we look forward. This is really quite a change. But I hope not.
Do you have a song about that — suicide? So I think you will see some linkages. Niebuhr is a theologian. The occasion for this — the hook — is this discussion between David Brooks and then-Senator Obama, which was inactually.
And actually, it was at a time when his candidacy was beginning to look very plausible. So that may or may not have any significance. Jimmy Carter notably did, and both before and after his election. And I think Niebuhr would have been, probably, no exception. I have a feeling you all would want to, and between E.
There is a core to Niebuhr that seems to me carries through some three decades of concentrated work. You may not know much about him. But Niebuhr had an unusually long and productive career.
He turned out many books, many articles; wrote journalistically; wrote highly, densely scholarly works. His importance in his time tells you something about his time. It was a time when theologians were important people.My grief is quite different as my daughter was murdered by a suspect/co-worker hair salon just hours before “Mother’s Day and the day she was born on May 13th.
“There is no scientific evidence whatsoever of any miracles ever actually occurring.” “The Jesus story just is an accumulation of myths of legendary people, all rolled into one über nice guy.” “Science and faith are incompatible ways of thinking.
Sigmund Freud's views on religion are described in several of his books and essays.
The book expressed Freud's "hope that in the future science will go beyond religion, and reason will replace faith in God." It gave them an advantage in all activities that involved making an abstract model of experience, in words or numbers or lines.
When one of the most successful authors on the planet takes the time to talk about something you did, I figure that deserves an in depth response. The current edition of "Dame" magazine features some of my thoughts on gaslighting and what makes certain personalities use this manipulation tactic.
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Although the quake struck miles away from where we lived, we knew it was a large quake.