Reinhold Niebuhr was a crucial figure in the cultural and political life of the United States. The author, through the discussion of two recent books of Giovanni Dessì (Intelligenza e potere, Roma 2021) and Luisa Borghesi (Il senso della storia, Roma 2021), reflects on the protestant theologian’s influence in the American public debate during the twentieth century. Niebuhr was a proponent of a wide range of debates on political, religious, ethical, and cultural issues with other seminal thinkers (American or refugee), including John Dewey, Paul Tillich, Karl Löwith, George F. Kennan, Hans J. Morgenthau, and Martin Luther King Jr. By discussing the theses of Dessì and Borghesi, the author points out Niebuhr’s innate ability to be a bridge between the American and European traditions.

Castellin, L., La «lunga ombra» di Reinhold Niebuhr. Sul dialogo del teologo protestante con la cultura americana ed europea, <<STORIA DEL PENSIERO POLITICO>>, 2022; XI (2): 293-304. [doi:10.4479/104949] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/215046]

La «lunga ombra» di Reinhold Niebuhr. Sul dialogo del teologo protestante con la cultura americana ed europea

Castellin, Lg
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2022

Abstract

Reinhold Niebuhr was a crucial figure in the cultural and political life of the United States. The author, through the discussion of two recent books of Giovanni Dessì (Intelligenza e potere, Roma 2021) and Luisa Borghesi (Il senso della storia, Roma 2021), reflects on the protestant theologian’s influence in the American public debate during the twentieth century. Niebuhr was a proponent of a wide range of debates on political, religious, ethical, and cultural issues with other seminal thinkers (American or refugee), including John Dewey, Paul Tillich, Karl Löwith, George F. Kennan, Hans J. Morgenthau, and Martin Luther King Jr. By discussing the theses of Dessì and Borghesi, the author points out Niebuhr’s innate ability to be a bridge between the American and European traditions.
Italiano
Castellin, L., La «lunga ombra» di Reinhold Niebuhr. Sul dialogo del teologo protestante con la cultura americana ed europea, <<STORIA DEL PENSIERO POLITICO>>, 2022; XI (2): 293-304. [doi:10.4479/104949] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/215046]
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