"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference": First Edition of Reinhold Niebur's Discerning the Signs of the Times; Inscribed by Him
Discerning the Signs of the Times: Sermons for Today and Tomorrow.
Item Number: 5871
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946.
First edition of this collection of writings by Niebuhr. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To ____ _______ with gratitude and high respect for a great teacher Reinhold Niebuhr.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and a small closed tear to the front panel. Books signed and inscribed by Niebuhr are rare.
Discerning the Signs of the Times is a compilation of some of the most well-known sermons by Reinhold Niebuhr. It includes his classic sermon Mystery and Meaning. Niebuhr was one of the greatest theologian and thinkers of the twentieth century. He authored the well-known Serenity Pray and Time posthumously called Reinhold Niebuhr "the greatest Protestant theologian in America since Jonathan Edwards."