Incomparable pair

In this issue Rebekah Miles describes the key role that Ursula Keppel-Compton Niebuhr played in the development of her husband's thinking and writing ("Uncredited"). The couple's regular, spirited conversations often forced Reinhold Niebuhr to rethink his positions and sharpen his conclusions.

The article sent me to the bookshelf for The Serenity Prayer, the fascinating account by the Niebuhrs' daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, not only of the famous prayer attributed to Reinhold but of her parents' life together.


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