Selected Bibliography

Reinhold Niebuhr
by Howard G. Patton

Selected Bibliography

PRINCIPAL WORKS OF REINHOLD NIEBUHR

Does Civilization Need Religion? — A Study in the Social Resources and Limitations of Religion in Modern Life. New York: Macmillan Co., 1927.

Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic. Living Age Books. New York: Meridian Books, 1959.

The Contribution of Religion to Social Work. New York: Columbia University Press, 1932.

Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1932.

Reflections on the End of an Era. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1934.

An Interpretation of Christian Ethics. Living Age Books. New York: Meridian Books, 1956.

Beyond Tragedy: Essays on the Christian Interpretation of History. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1937.

Christianity and Power Politics. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1940.

The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation. Two volumes in one. Vol. 1, Human Nature. Vol. 2, Human Destiny. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953.

The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness: A Vindication of Democracy and a Critique of Its Traditional Defense. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1944.

Discerning the Signs of the Times: Sermons for Today and Tomorrow. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1946.

Faith and History: A Comparison of Christian and Modern Views History. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1949.

The Irony of American History. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1952.

Christian Realism and Political Problems. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953.

The Self and the Dramas of History. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1957.

Love and Justice. Edited by D. B. Robertson. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1957.

The World Crisis and American Responsibility. Edited by Ernest W Lefever. New York: Association Press, 1958.

Pious and Secular America. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1958.

Essays in Applied Christianity. Edited by D. B. Robertson. New York: World Publishing Co., Meridian Books, 1959.

The Structure of Nations and Empires: A Study of the Recurring Patterns and Problems of the Political Order in Relation to the Unique Problems of the Nuclear Age. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1959.

Reinhold Niebuhr on Politics. Edited by Harry R. Davis and Robert C. Good. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1960.

A Nation So Conceived: Reflections on the History of America from Its Early Vision to Its Present Power. With Alan Heimert. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1963.

Man’s Nature and His Communities. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1965.

Faith and Politics: A Commentary on Religious, Social, and Political Thought in a Technological Age. Edited by Ronald H. Stone. Ne York: George Braziller, 1968.

The Democratic Experience: Past and Prospects. With Paul E. Sigmund. New York: Frederick A. Praeger Publishers, 1969.

Justice and Mercy. Edited by Ursula M. Niebuhr. New York: Harper & Row, 1974.

BOOKS ABOUT REINHOLD NIEBUHR

Bingham, June. Courage to Change: An Introduction to the Life and Thought of Reinhold Niebuhr. New York: Charles Scribner’s Son 1961.

Fackre, Gabriel J. The Promise of Reinhold Niebuhr, The Promise of Theology series, ed. Martin E. Marty. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1970.

Guthrie, Shirley Caperton, Jr. The Theological Character of Reinhold Niebuhr’s Social Ethic. Winterthur, Switzerland: P. G: Keller Verlag, 1959.

Harland, Gordon. The Thought of Reinhold Niebuhr. New York: Oxford University Press, 1960.

Hofmann, Hans. The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr. Translated by Louise Pettibone Smith. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1956.

Kegley, Charles W., and Robert W. Bretall, eds. Reinhold Niebuhr His Religious, Social, and Political Thought. The Library of Living Theology, vol. 2. New York: Macmillan Co., 1956.

Landon, Harold R., ed. Reinhold Niebuhr: A Prophetic Voice in Our Time. Greenwich, Conn.: Seabury Press, 1962.

Merkley, Paul. Reinhold Niebuhr: A Political Account. Montreal, Canada: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1975.

Scott, Nathan A., Jr., ed. The Legacy of Reinhold Niebuhr. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975.

Stone, Ronald H. Reinhold Niebuhr: Prophet to Politicians. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 1972.

A thorough record of Niebuhr’s books, essays, and periodical articles through the year 1953 is found in D. B. Robertson’s Reinhold Niebuhr’s Works: A Bibliography (Berea, Ky.: Berea College Press, 1954). Professor Robertson reissued and extended this bibliography through the year 1955 in Reinhold Niebuhr: His Religious, Social, and Political Thought, ed. Charles W. Kegley and Robert W. Bretall, Ronald H. Stone and Joann M. Stone have updated Robertson’s work in "The Writings of Reinhold Niebuhr, 1953-1971," Union Seminary Quarterly Review 5, no. 27 (Fall 1971): 9-27. A complete bibliography on Niebuhr is yet to be compiled but these works come close.