THE DILEMMA OF MODERN BELIEF by Samuel H. Miller

THE DILEMMA OF MODERN BELIEF

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The dean of the Harvard Divinity School, Dr. Samuel H. Miller, has a great advantage over many writers at work in the field of religious apologetics; he never writes a dull, trite, or uninteresting word. He is a delight to read and a joy to remember, even as he writes most somberly about man and his modern predicament. He knows how difficult is the task of the modern minister in a secular world from which the human center has been displaced or blurred as man loses his identity in the world of secularity. But any minister, reading Miller, may well come to the conclusion that he was born for such a time as this, and take new heart. The minister should ""resume connections with humanity, transcend technical and urban shrewdness; transmute the indigenous confession of circumstance by the power of the spirit, and recover such arts and skills as to celebrate worship powerfully enough to reveal God, resurrect man, and redeem man."" ""Let's go"" is likely to be the response of many a minister as he puts his book down and starts to minister as he puts his book down and starts to minister anew.

Pub Date: June 5th, 1963