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KIRKUS REVIEW

There is no better way for the Christian reader to be re-exposed to the great changes that have taken place in the last half century of American Christian thought than to read this selection of representative articles and editorials from the 53 annual volumes of the weekly Christian Century from 1908 until now. Here the editors have caused to be recorded the swing from faith in progress, automatically ascending on the escalator of evolution, whose inventor was God, to the present dialectical realism; from a concept of the Kingdom of God as something largely dependent on man's initiative to that of the Kingdom as one in which the initiative lies with God, with man participating in God's redemptive activity. These and other changes in the climate of Christian thought and action are vividly reflected in these pages, -- reflected in the writing of men like Reinhold Niebuhr, Arnold J. Toynbee, Charles Clayton Morrison, Paul Tillich, Samuel McCrea Covert, H. Richard Niebuhr, John Haynes Holmes, Alan Paton, Martin Luther King, and many others. Together these writings represent the direction, temper, and understanding of Protestant Christianity in this century; clergy and laity may browse here and find great reward.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1962
Publisher: Association Press