A Preface to Christian Faith in a New Age

A Preface to Christian Faith in a New Age

A Preface to Christian Faith in a New Age

A Preface to Christian Faith in a New Age

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There is a faith that overcomes the world, or at least there has been such a faith, and there is a faith, as is only too obvious, that is overcome by the world. The prophets who write "Declines and Falls" have in recent times been busy with their forecasts and they have found much disturbing material. There are many confusions abroad which are bound to arrest attention and to chill optimistic hopes. Among the many confusions there are two types that are most clearly in the foreground of present-day consciousness. The financial confusion is a well-recognized fact, patent to all observers. Every industry is affected. Every investor of money is seriously concerned. Every laborer is made anxious. Every banker is worried. Every statesman in every country is harried over problems of budgets and balances, currency values and doles. Never before, perhaps, to quite the same extent has the whole world been made conscious at one time of business depression and of the tragedies of unemployment.

There is at the same time a drift of moral and spiritual confusion which is as widespread and as ominous, though it does not come home in the same arresting . . .

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