Chapter 5: The Necessity of a Redemptive Society  in  The Predicament of Modern Man

Book Chapter by Elton Trueblood

We believe that we can survive a civilization gone rotten and that the essential faith of Western man can be restored to this end. The moral decay of imperial Rome was overcome by the gospel for that day, and the moral decay of Western civilization will be likewise overcome by the gospel for our day. If modern man can be made to see and understand the predicament he is in, that very recognition may be amazingly salutary.

Faith-based Politics

Article by Arthur E. Farnsley II

Book Review: Of Little Faith: The Politics of George W. Bush’s Faith-Based Initiatives. By Amy E. Black, Douglas L. Koopman, & David K Ryden. Georgetown University Press, 368 pp., $49.95; paperback, $26.95. A Revolution of Compassion: Faith-Based Groups as Full Partners in Fighting America’s Social Problems. By Dave Donaldson and Stanley Carlson-Thies. Baker, 208 pp., …

Faithful Citizens

Article by Gerald L. Sittser

Book Review: The Faiths of the Founding Fathers, by David L. Holmes. Oxford University Press, 240 pp. The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church, by Gregory A. Boyd. Zondervan, 208 pp. American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, by Jon Meacham. …

Introduction: The Question of the Church, by H. Richard Niebuhr  in  The Church Against the World

Book Chapter by H. Richard Niebuhr, Wilhelm Pauck and Francis P. Miller

A “new” crisis is facing the Christian Church. The Church is in peril not only from an “external” worldliness, but a worldliness that has established itself within the church. Each of the contributing theologians brings his own view of how the Christian community can define and take its position against this crisis.