A book which is as thought-provoking as its title. A professor of English Beloit College, Chad Walsh has been doing some penetrating thinking about the and the relations of Christianity to it, and he has the ability to marshal thinking on the printed page in arresting fashion. In this book he expresses his tion that we are at the end of a civilization and in the first part of the book he the symptoms of its fatal disease. While conceding the possibility that may bring life on this earth to an end by atomic and hydrogen bombs, he never the on the assumption that somehow we shall muddle through that crisis. If we do, he that Christianity ""will emerge from the underworld of ideas within a few generations emerge with new vigor after its long hibernation, so that the Christians of the first century will manifest the dedication and buoyancy possessed in such marked by the early Christians of the first century."" The effect which a revised Christia might have on a new civilization is suggested and in these chapters the author speculations which are debatable. The book has a way, however, of starting the off on a new and untried train of thought, so ministers and other religious leaders find in it very stimulating material.