A good quote from Reinhold Niebuhr

It is quite amazing what books you might come across whenever you'd rummage through a used book sale. This is a good one which is also quite cheap considering that this is no longer in print and not to mention this edition is from the 60s.

But what's more special about this is that I've found something insightful with how Reinhold Niebuhr converses about Christian ethics and the Sovereign will of God and Western Civilization.
"We on the other as all "God-fearing" men of all ages, are never safe against the temptation of claiming God too simply as the sanctifier of whatever we most fervently desire. Even the most "Christian" civilization and the most pious church must be reminded that the true God can be known only where there is some awareness of a contradiction between divine and human purposes, even on the highest level of human aspirations."

- Reinhold Niebuhr
The Irony of American History

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