Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 – 1971) was an American theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years. He was born in Wright City, Missouri, the son of German immigrants. In 1915 Niebuhr was ordained a pastor, serving at Bethel Evangelical Church in Detroit, Michigan until 1928. He wrote and spoke frequently about the intersection of religion, politics, and public policy. In 1964 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Quotes by Reinhold Niebuhr…
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.