No group was more disturbed by the implications of the atomic of civilization than the scientists who created it. They have warned the threat to the world. They have urged that immediate steps be taken the constructive use of this newly discovered power and to limit its dest this book a young theologian analyses the position taken by the scientist their assumptions as to the basic issues of life. In so doing the author exposition of the realistic theology of which Reinhold Niebuhr is the he says, and the public following their lead, have interprete on the level of a secularist philosophy and a progressive interpretation less there is a ""bold and venturing faith that ternity belongs to God, bring only a deep despair"", he maintains. Guilt can be met only by death can be faced only by a transcending faith -- this is the Ministers and theologians will find this a clear and forceful presentation to clarify the great issues of the day.