Religion: Return to Theology

In the 20th Century traditional theology has taken a back-seat to political ideology, has not even done much back-seat driving. Reason: theologians, unlike political ideologists, have not known exactly where they want to go, nor how fast. Princeton Theological Seminary's President Dr. John Alexander Mackay, an articulate, lofty-minded Presbyterian with missionary experience, summed the matter up in his "historymaking" inaugural address at Princeton last year: "The new crusading religions (Fascism, Naziism, Communism) . . . are schooled in massive thought systems, which make the average Christians who come up against them...

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