Chronicle of Higher Education Article on Serenity Prayer

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu May 15 21:36:55 UTC 2014

Some on this list may remember my publicity in 2008-2009 concerning the question of whether Reinhold Niebuhr wrote the "Serenity Prayer."  I have now found new information that seems very strongly to point to Niebuhr as the originator.  I wrote an article about the new findings in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  ADS-L's own Stephen Goranson, who was the first to bring forth a very early attribution to Niebuhr, is mentioned.

The Huffington Post has just picked up the story.  Ben Zimmer has also written about it in Visual Thesaurus.


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