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A Few Theories about why James Comey Might Call Himself “Reinhold Niebuhr” on Twitter

posted on April 5, 2017

For The New Yorker, Paul Elie writes on the reasons that F.B.I. director James Comey reveres theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, whose name he used as his Twitter handle. Comey, a Methodist who has taught Sunday school, also wrote his college thesis on Niebuhr. Elie writes, “Niebuhr’s characteristic outlook, known as ‘Christian realism’—which sets the need for courageous moral action against the fact of human weakness—is an apt frame of reference for the political hot spot that Comey finds himself in.”

Read at The New Yorker