A most timely book religiously, socially, economically and politically. Strong positions are being taken daily by persons of importance who use the press and public platform to give their often highly emotional reactions to the fact that there is a population explosion going on, and that something should be done about it. In this study Dr. Richard Fagley, a Congregational minister who has long specialized in work having to do with the church's concern in international affairs, provides the general reader with economic, technical, and theological data on which a sound judgment can be made. He tells of the causes and consequences of the present population explosion, and suggests the various ways out:- migration, economic development, and family limitation. He also surveys religious doctrine and attitudes toward responsible parenthood, and analyzes the positions of Protestantism, Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. This is a ""must"" book for all who would come to grips with this problem believing that more light is needed and less heat.