Between Two Rivers chronicles the life of ted scholar of religion, politics, and philosophy, Ronald H. Stone. From his childhood between the East and West banks of the Des Moines River through graduate work in New York between the Hudson and the East Rivers through his scholarly career and retirement in Pittsburgh, between the Allegheny and Mongahela Rivers, the book highlights Stone's focus on Christian social ethics and his prolific writing in the area. The book includes unique insights into some of the rewned scholars Stone worked with closely, including Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich, and it discusses Stone's scholarship on the relationship between religion and politics.
Ronald H. Stone taught for years at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the University of Pittsburgh. After retiring, he continues to teach in Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Life Long Learning Program. He studied at Union Seminary and Columbia University in New York City, where he served as Reinhold Niebuhr's last teaching assistant and met Paul Tillich. He has published more than twenty books on religion, politics, and philosophy, and served as the president of the North American Paul Tillich Society and founding board member of the Niebuhr Society.