Anyone at all familiar with contemporary Protestant thought must be aware of the fact that we are caught in a maelstrom of seething ideas. ""Neo-orthodoxy"", ""realism"", ""neo Protestantism"", ""liberalism"", ""idealism"" and ""humanism"", ""fundamentalism"", ""Calvinism"", are whirling around and keeping up a great sound and fury in theological circles. What is the background of development of these often conflicting ideas in philosophy, in theology, in Christian Ethics, in Christian Education? What are the issues at stake and how is the thoughtful Protestant churchman to orient his own thinking and steer his course? This book does much to clarify the situation. It describes the development of Protestant thought in America over the past fifty years and gives the background of current thinking. The contributors are outstanding scholars in their respective fields, - George E. Wright in the Old Testament, Floyd V. Filson in the New Testament, George F. Thomas in the Philosophy of Religion, Walter M. Horton on Systematic Theology, Waldo Beach and John Bennett on Christian Ethics, George H. Williams on Church History, Seward Hiltner on Pastoral Psychology, Charles W. Gilkey on Preaching, M. Shelton Smith on Education, Henry S. Leiper on the Ecumenical Movement, John A. Mackay on Christianity and the Other Religions are the participators in this truly excellent symposium.