Karl Barth, Emil Brunner and Reinhold Niebuhr are unquestionably the most influential Protestant theologians of the day. Therefore, any book or article from one of them is worthy of attention. This particular volume is of especial significance because it brings to a wider public the first series of Emil Brunner's Gifford Lectures of 1947. It, therefore, represents the considered and carefully reasoned philosophy of the author upon the relationship of Christianity and civilization. The author, of course, contends that only Christianity can provide the basis on which a stable civilization can be built. But to support that conclusion Professor Brunner delves deeply to endeavor to find the answer which Christian faith gives to certain fundamental questions of human existence which underlie civilization. Among these questions are the problem of being, the problem of truth, the problem of time, the problem of justice and the problem of freedom. This book, therefore, will appeal primarily to the theologian and the philosopher and to the more philosophically inclined clergymen.