Summer 1957 • Vol. XIX No. 3 Book Reviews |

Niebuhr’s Thinking

Marshall Cohen NIEBUHR'S THINKING REINHOLD NIEBUHR, HIS RELIGIOUS, SOCIAL, AND POLITI- CAL THOUGHT. Edited by Charles W. Kegley and Robert W. Bretall. Macmillan. $6.50. T HE LIBRARY OF LIVING THEOLOGY follows its volume on Paul Tillich with this collection of essays devoted to the thought of his former colleague, Reinhold Niebuhr. They are not so interesting a collection as their predecessors because Niebuhr's thought is not of the order of richness to support twenty extended discussions without inviting tedious repetitions, particularly when the symposiasts are as narrowly theological and as philosophically unaccomplished as the vast majority represented in this volume. But the relative merits of the two volumes are inconsequential when one notes the evident inferiority of both of them to the volumes on Moore, Russell, and Einstein in the Schilpp series in philosophy on which the theological series is modelled. It is therefore questionable whether this volume does indeed display th

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