Reinhold Niebuhr Timeline: Publishes Beyond Tragedy

Reinhold Niebuhr Timeline: Publishes Beyond Tragedy

Correspondence with Bishop Will Scarlett

Union Theological Seminary
Broadway at 120th Street
New York

Sept. 17, 1937

Dear Will:
I hope you won't laugh or be amused or be angry if I tell you that I am dedicating my new book "Beyond Tragedy" to you and Sherwood Eddy. I know you are strange bedfellows, and yet in a sense not so strange. I wouldn't tell you anything about this except for the fact that I am puzzled about whether I should say simply William Scarlett, or Bishop William Scarlett. If you can give me your advice on this matter I would greatly appreciate it.

We are once more back at the old grind after a very lovely summer. Ursula and I greatly appreciated your letters and we hope we will have a chance to see you soon.


Reinhold Niebuhr Papers: Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room

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Paul Elie

is senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage.

Jean Bethke Elshtain

is an author and Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Robin Lovin

is Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and the author of Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism.