|Reinhold Niebuhr has been called the "greatest Protestant theologian born in America since Jonathan Edwards" by "Time" magazine. He was born in Wright City, Missouri, the son of a minister. At an early age, he decided to follow in his father's footsteps, attending Eden Theological Seminary from 1910 to 1913. He then attended Yale University, where he received a B.D. and a master's degree. His first appointment as a pastor took him to Bethel Evangelical Church in Detroit, Michigan. In 1928, Niebuhr joined the faculty of the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where he taught Christianity, theology, and the philosophy of religion, lecturing both there and throughout the U.S. and Great Britain at prestigious universities. Niebuhr was socially and politically engaged throughout his life: he ran for Congress in New York in 1930, he made an urgent plea for the U.S.'s involvement against Germany during the Second World War, and wrote more than 1,000 articles for "Harper's", the "New Republic", the "Yale Review", and other publications. He gained both a Christian and secular following on account of his lifelong interest in the relationships between religion, human beings, and society, about which he frequently spoke, wrote, and taught. In 1931, Reinhold Neibuhr married a co-scholar and theologian, Ursula Mary Keppel-Compton, with whom he had two children.