THE CHURCH LOOKS FORWARD by William Temple
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THE CHURCH LOOKS FORWARD

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When the Archbishop of Canterbury speaks the whole Christian world listens. For William Temple is not only the primate of the Church of England, but one of the great Christian leaders of the world of our time. In this volume there are brought together some of the more significant addresses made by the Archbishop since his installation in 1942. They deal with a variety of subjects; church union, economic problems, education, the control of venereal disease, the church's place in the war and in the post-war world. In all of them, the reader will discover a courageous and forth-right liberalism, a broad ecumenical spirit and an insistence that Christian ideals to be put to work in the practical affairs of the work-a-day world. The Archbishop's thesis is that to meet ""the crisis of Western civilization"" there must be a new integration of life. ""Religion, Art, Science, Politics, Education, Industry, Commerce, Finance -- all these need to be brought into a unity as agents of a single divine purpose."" This is a book which should appeal to all interested in knowing how such a Christian leader would have the Church move forward.

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 1944
Publisher: Macmillan