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Lowell Lecture

Screening of “An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story”

Date & Time

Sept. 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Boston University -- Photonics 206
Boston University
Photonics, Room 206
8 St. Marys St. Boston, MA 02215
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Martin Doblmeier

Presenting Organization

Boston University School of Theology


The Arts Humanities Theology


Jaclyn Jones (, 6173538972)

Although he may be best remembered today as the author of the famed “Serenity Prayer,” Reinhold Niebuhr—an outspoken American-born pastor, writer, and political activist—remains one of the most influential public theologians of our time. An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story is directed, written, and narrated by Martin Doblmeier (COM’80), the creator of dozens of provocative, award-winning films on faith including Chaplains and Bonhoeffer. Rich in archival material, the documentary features interviews with former President Jimmy Carter, Cornel West, Andrew Young, David Brooks, Susannah Heschel and a host of internationally recognized historians and theologians. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Doblmeier and other panelists. A reception will follow. You can learn more about the film on the website