CHRISTIANITY AND MODERN MAN by Albert T. Mollegen
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CHRISTIANITY AND MODERN MAN

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No one is better able to analyze the crisis of secularism which confronts and threatens today's world than the Rev. Dr. Albert T. Mollegen, professor of Christian Ethics at the Virginia Theological Seminary (Episcopal). This crisis can only result in death, if Christianity is right. Either it will break down into demonic expressions, or re-enter the Christian sphere of redemption from which it springs, he writes, and his understanding of Christianity and the Church is such that the latter seems more than a hopeful possibility. He traces the development of Christian thought from the beginning until now. It is centered in the Bible, but encompasses all the major break-through in human growth as man is led to see himself as the object of God's love, bound to his fellows by the same love, and for whom all such human things were made to be sacramental expressions of that love. Dr. Mollegen has a vivid style which is abundantly lightened by numerous allusions and illustrations from contemporary literature as well as classical sources. No one who wishes to make a serious effort to understand man's modern predicament in terms of its origin and probably outcome can afford to miss this one, in which the Faith is made comprehensible, disturbing, and relevant.

Pub Date: March 27th, 1961
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill