American Values; Continuity and Change

American Values; Continuity and Change

American Values; Continuity and Change

American Values; Continuity and Change

Synopsis

"As Walker points out in his introduction, the importance of this book lies in its relationship to Gabriel's monumental work, The Course of American Democratic Thought. The present essays contain the seeds of the larger work, and they apply the main thesis of that work to a wide range of historical and contemporary topics." -Library Journal

Excerpt

Arnold Toynbee has described our Western civilization in the twentieth century as a rationalistic and secular culture. in the sense that an awareness of the importance of science is the starting point of the thinking of our day, the generalization seems true. We prize

SOURCE: This paper was read in the session on Church History at the American Historical Association meeting in Boston in December 1949, and was published in Church History 19, No. 1 (March 1950): 34-47. Reprinted with permission of the American Society of Church History.

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