OF MAN'S SEXUAL LIFE
Reinhold Niebuhr, D.D.
REINHOLD NIEBUHR, Professor of Applied Christianity at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, is probably the one man in the country best qualified to comment on the Kinsey Reports from the viewpoint of religion. Dr. Niebuhr's leadership in a great many religious and social activities has brought his name into constant prominence in both theological and liberal political circles. He was one of the five members of the U.S. delegation to the fourth session of the General Conference of UNESCO, held in Paris in 1949.
Dr. Niebuhr is well known as an author and a lecturer. His books on a variety of subjects related to the philosophy of religion include Faith and History ( 1948), Discerning the Signs of the Times ( 1946), The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness ( 1944), An Interpretation of Christian Ethics ( 1935), and Moral Man and Immoral Society ( 1932). In 1939 he became the fifth American to be invited to deliver the Gifford lectures at Edinburgh University, where he drew the biggest crowds in Gifford history.
For the past twenty-five years Dr. Niebuhr has been teaching at the Seminary, having been appointed to the professorship in 1989. He was born in Wright City, Missouri in 1892, the son of a German pastor. In 1915 he was ordained in the Evangelical Synod of North America, and for the next thirteen years was pastor of the Bethel Evangelical Church in industrial Detroit.