Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love.

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Niebuhr, Reinhold. The Irony of American History. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952, ch. 3.