Join us for a free screening of An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story, directed by Martin Doblemeier. Following the film will be a panel discussion with Dr. Raymond Haberski, Professor of History and Director of American Studies at IUPUI, Dr. Joseph Tucker Edmonds, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and African Studies at IUPUI, DR. Marti Steussy, MacAllister Petticrew Professor Emerita of Biblical Interpretation at CTS, and DR. Derek Nelson, Professor of Religion and Liberal Arts at Wabash College. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Robert Saler, Associate Dean and Research Professor of Religion and Culture at CTS.
Reinhold Niebuhr was a singular religious and moral voice in the United States during the twentieth century. After beginning his career as a local pastor, Niebuhr became a noted professor, writer, social critic, and commentator on the many public issues of his day. His work had wide-reaching influence during his life — on theologians, ethicists, politicians, and public figures, including Martin Luther King Jr. — and his distinctive “Christian realist” approach to religious, moral and political issues remains as relevant today as ever.