The Secular Selling of a Religion

Article by George E. La More, Jr.

After passing through an era dominated by rationalism, Western culture is experiencing an explosion of religious mysticism — a manifestation of the human spirit’s seeking to transcend the confines of the single-storied universe into which it has locked itself since the Enlightenment. Early seasons of mysticism are given to excesses of thrill-seeking and the occult. …

What Can Liberals and Evangelicals Teach Each Other

Article by Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

The challenge of writing poetry, T. S. Eliot once said, is dealing with “undisciplined squads of emotion.” The problem of writing about evangelicals, liberals and fundamentalists in today’s world of religion is one of undisciplined squads of definitions. I live and work at a seminary whose former president, Henry Sloane Coffin, gave to its theological …