Christianity and Communism Today

Christianity and Communism Today

Christianity and Communism Today

Christianity and Communism Today

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This Book was written during the early days of the "cold war"; it was written with major emphasis upon the development of Stalinism in Russia and upon the experience of the eastern European satellites. China had not yet come under Communist domination and there was a tendency to look more hopefully upon the Communist movement in China than on Russian Communism. There are permanent elements in Communism as a faith and as a system of doctrine and it is important for Christians to understand them; but Communism is also a movement that is influenced by history, and within the basic pattern of Communist thought there have developed changes of emphasis which may make a vast difference in the effect of Communism upon Communist nations and indeed upon us all. It is not adequate to see all such changes as no more than deliberate tactical shifts; they may be rooted in objective historical situations which, if they last long enough, may alter the Communists themselves and the practical meaning of Communism for the world.

1. Perhaps the deepest change that has taken place since this book was first published is the rise of a new . . .

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