In Volume I of Men Who Shape Belief Soper dealt extensively with six of America's leading theologians. In this volume he...

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MEN WHO SHAPE BELIEF -- Vol. II

In Volume I of Men Who Shape Belief Soper dealt extensively with six of America's leading theologians. In this volume he expounds the contribution of eleven other American theologians. Together the two volumes constitute a much needed interpretation of the main currents of American theology. As theology has come again into its own, many are the voices heard in the land often expressing differing and even contradictory points of view. An interpretation of the point of view of the leaders among them is greatly needed. And this interpretation is well done. It is clear, fair and objective. The theologians dealt with here are James Luther Adams, a Unitarian, Douglas V. Steere, a Quaker; John A. Mackay, a Presbyterian; Walter M. Horton, John C. Bermult and Wilhelm Pauck, Congregationalists; Harris F. Hall, a Methodist; W. Norman Pitteager, an Episcopalian; Louis Berkhof, of the Christian Reformed Church; Heary N. Wieman, a Unitarian, and Edgar S. Brightman, a Methodist. The theplogiacal positions of the eleven are as varied as their denominational connections. There is a radical liberal and a fundamentalist, a mystic and a social reformer, an existentialist, a Nigh Churchman and a Low Everyone interested in keeping abreast of the fast- moving currents of Protestant thought in this country should have this book and its companion volume.

Pub Date: March 14, 1955

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Publisher: Westminster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1955