The Abingdon Pillars of Theologyis a series for the college and seminary classroom designed to help students grasp the basic and necessary facts, influence, and significance of major theologians. Serious, yet consumed by the joy of God, H. Richard Neibuhr with an attitude of exploration and discovery that is has not often been matched in the history of Theology. This book captures that sentiment as it illuminates Niebuhr's journey of faith through his writings. Neibuhr expected every bit as much from himself as he did his readers; yes he wanted critical thinking, struggle, but he also wanted honest prayer and devotion to God. Such was the faith of this ethical theologian who believed that faith can never be separated from the rest of life.