NEW DAY FOR EVANGELISM by Aaron N. Meckel

NEW DAY FOR EVANGELISM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This volume from the pen of the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Braintree, Mass., consists of addresses made at various religious gatherings and of sermons preached in his own pulpit. For the most part, the sermons and addresses deal with the one theme suggested in the title, the need of a reawakened, revitalized evangelism. ""The lines of communication between the church and the masses seem to have broken down"", says one observer of the current American scene. Dr. Meckel recognizes that such is the case, but although he belongs to one of the more liberal Protestant denominations and quotes freely from liberal Christian leaders, what he seems to be advocating is a reopening of the same old lines of communication. He speaks of the need of a Dwight L. Moody. But would Moody reach the masses of 1947 as he did those of sixty years ago? One feels that something more adventuresome, more revolutionary is called for in this atomic age than the return to the old ways and means of evangelizing men and women.

Pub Date: April 25th, 1947
Publisher: Dutton