Definitions

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  • adjective Of or relating to Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971), American theologian, ethicist, and political commentator.

Etymologies

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Niebuhr +‎ -ian

Examples

  • After reading Elie’s article, those not yet versed in Niebuhrian thought will find it hard not to notice references to him everywhere.

    Everybody Loves Reinhold

  • After reading Elie’s article, those not yet versed in Niebuhrian thought will find it hard not to notice references to him everywhere.

    Everybody Loves Reinhold

  • After reading Elie’s article, those not yet versed in Niebuhrian thought will find it hard not to notice references to him everywhere.

    Everybody Loves Reinhold

  • After reading Elie’s article, those not yet versed in Niebuhrian thought will find it hard not to notice references to him everywhere.

    Everybody Loves Reinhold

  • Obama, on the other hand, cloaked himself in what you might call Niebuhrian modesty.

    ModerateVoters.org

  • Obama, on the other hand, cloaked himself in what you might call Niebuhrian modesty.

    AroundTheCapitol.com

  • Since then, Hauerwas has been what might be called a Niebuhrian inside-out, laying the problems of American Protestantism at Niebuhr’s feet.

    A Man for All Reasons

  • Since then, Hauerwas has been what might be called a Niebuhrian inside-out, laying the problems of American Protestantism at Niebuhr’s feet.

    A Man for All Reasons

  • The column went on to describe Mr. Obama's campaign as "an attempt to thread the Niebuhrian needle."

    They Once Loved Jimmy, Too

  • I have hundreds of other historical examples where the facts don't support the conservative arguments or the choice was Niebuhrian: between the "immoral" and the "less immoral."

    Joseph A. Palermo: Glenn Beck Riffs on my HuffPost Article

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