Religion: God Has Done It

Through the length 85 breadth of Christendom, the echoes of the Amsterdam conference still roll. No voice raised in that assembly of the World Council of Churches was more challenging to modern Christians than that of the great Swiss theologian, Karl Barth. TIME has already reported (Sept. 13) the impact of his address on the U.S. delegates, many of whom criticized Barth as advocating a passive "let-God-do-it" approach to the problems of our time. Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr attacked Earth's speech as offering "a too simple and premature escape from the trials . ....

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