Help Me Say the Rev's Name Right
February 26, 2006 1:53 PM Subscribe
GermanLanguageFilter/TheologyFilter. What is the correct pronunciation of the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's name? Definitive opinions sought.
posted by foxy_hedgehog to religion & philosophy (10 answers total)
Yes, it sounds silly and picayune, and I think I've got it right. But I need to make sure I'm doing it correctly for an upcoming talk, and thus far I've only written about the guy and have never had to utter his name in front of an audience composed of people who will gleefully stone me to death in the Q and A if I make so provincial a mistake as to say the Great Man's name wrong.
So your help and expertise- whether in German-American names, in mainline mid-century Protestant theologians, in American intellectual history- is much appreciated.