Books: Rise & Decline*

SINCE CALVARY—Lewis Browne—Macmillan ($3.50).

Without actually saying it in so many words, Lewis Browne has based his history of Christianity on the assumption that the Church is aged, weakening. Some modern readers, few modern Churchmen will agree with him.

Author Browne's viewpoint is skeptical from the start; says he: "The stand taken by the present author is influenced by the most recent school of New Testament criticism . . . which maintains that the Gospels are valid sources only for the history of the Primitive Church, not for the...

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