CHRISTIAN FAITH AND COMMUNIST FAITH by D. M. MacKinnon

CHRISTIAN FAITH AND COMMUNIST FAITH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This symposium is a production of the Anglican communion, the contributer being all members of the Church of England and allied churches. Its purpose is the controntation of Christian faith and Communist faith in a summary form. The first part of the book is devoted to a study of the Communist creed and the philosophical issues raised by Marxism. As the Bishop of Chichester explains in his introduction, the book takes the position that Communism is a religion, with its god, its holy scriptures, its inquisition and its heretics. It follows then that it can be overcome not by a greater power but by a greater faith. The nature of Christian faith is outlined with emphasis upon the Christian, in contrast to the Communist, doctrine of man, of social justice, of history and of eschatology. The discussion in this book leads the reader deep into the fields of philosophy and theology with the clear indication that only a high theology of the Barthian type will suffice to overcome the revolutionary ""theology"" of the Marxists. An important book for those equipped to deal with the ideological aspects of the world struggle.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press