The Church and the Changing Order

The Church and the Changing Order

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The Church and the Changing Order

The Church and the Changing Order

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"The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world."

EVERY age is apt to think itself the turning-point of history. In a sense it is. A turn of a kaleidoscope, be it never so slight, determines the combinations of a later adjustment of the bits of glass. But "crisis" is something more than a relative term. It describes a situation which is no ordinary member of a line of antecedents and consequents, but one that assures radical changes in the immediate future. Such a situation is the culmination of a slow gathering of forces and compels a choice between sharply drawn alternatives. It is not necessarily precipitated by great issues. Quite as often it is occasioned by events unimportant in themselves, which are so related to a new social mind as to set in motion an . . .

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